LOS ANGELES -- Today, Mike Penner (staff sports writer for the LA Times) wrote an astounding column. He has come out as a transsexual. He wishes to be called Christine now. As you can imagine, we have a few things to say about that:
We're sure that you're prepared for asswipes like us to make retarded jokes (mostly, predictably, having to do with "balls"). We bet the hatemail's already piling up (just as predictably written by self-proclaimed "Christians" to whom hate is a traditional value) but we think you're prepared for that, too. Besides which, f*ck 'em.
Your article was frank, self-deprecating, soul-baring, upbeat, brave and honest. We can't think of a more dignified way of handling it. We can't conceive of a more apt role model for anyone. We don't know you but we're proud of you.