I just read one of the most startling columns to ever appear in the LA Times.
Old Mike, New Christine
I commend Mike Penner for being so upfront and honest. It's quite a brave thing to do. She didn't have to do it. I'm sure most readers wouldn't have noticed "the change," but she's bringing a difficult issue to the forefront--in the sports pages of all places.
Wow, I'm still floored by her honesty. Coming out is difficult, but I'm sure it doesn't compare to telling the world you'll be undergoing gender reassignment. I hope all goes well for Christine.