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Penner self-identified as being transsexual in a column and returned from a vacation writing with the name Christine Danielsbefore resuming his self-identification as male and original name in In he committed suicide.

In , sportswriter Mike Penner...

Penner began his journalism career at the Anaheim Bulletin as a writer and sports editor. Initially reporting "Transsexual sports writer christine" high school sports, Penner went on to cover a variety of national and international sporting events including the OlympicsMajor League Baseballtennisand World Cup soccer.

Later in his career, in addition to covering sports, Penner also began writing about transsexual identity and the process of gender transition from an autobiographical perspective. The first such piece he wrote for the Times was an essay entitled "Old Mike, New Christine" that appeared in the paper in April In it, he wrote about his lifelong struggle to come to terms with his transsexuality:.

I am a transsexual sportswriter.

It has taken more than 40 years, a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy for me to work up the courage to type those words. When you reach the point when one gender causes heartache and unbearable discomfort, and the other brings more joy and fulfillment than you ever imagined possible, it shouldn't take two tons of bricks to fall in order to know what to do.

Penner lived and wrote as Christine Daniels for more than a year, continuing to document his own experience with gender transition in the LA Times' blog "Transsexual sports writer christine" in Progress".

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Daniels' writing became a source of hope for people across the country with gender-identity issues. Penner wrote as Christine Daniels from July until about March ; without elaboration, he resumed using Mike Penner as his byline in October Penner was at one time married to fellow Los Angeles Times sportswriter Lisa Dillman [7] although at the time of his death they were divorced.

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