Beloved Los Angeles Times sportswriter Mike Penner has committed suicide.
Penner announced two years ago he was a transsexual, and wrote a gut-wrenching and brave column about it that made it clear what he was doing and why — and did so with so much grace that the kind of public comment you might expect was mostly quelled. He returned to his Mike Penner byline later. He was 52.
And thanks, Huffington Post, for the link.