An Open Letter to Don Ennis

Though I was surprised to hear about Don Ennis reverting back to male pronouns, this open letter does well in highlighting the opportunity Don now has to help the TG community if done right or do harm if not communicated with care. Do give it a read.

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Dear Don,

Earlier today, I read an article on New York Magazine’s website titled, “Transgender Newsman Don Ennis Has Second Thoughts After ‘Amnesia’”.

In May, you came out publicly as transgender, writing, “This is not a game of dress-up, or make-believe…It is my affirmation of who I now am and what I must do to be happy, in response to a soul-crushing secret that my wife and I have been dealing with for more than seven years, mostly in secret.” You resolved to continue your life as Dawn, as you. It was so nice to see how much public support you received. Reading about your co-workers greeting the arrival of Dawn with flowers on your desk was the perfect touch.

If someone were to ask me why I’m trans, I’d answer, “I really do not know, this is just how I am.” Biologists have presented some compelling…

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