I don’t have time to analyze it today, but the New York Post, Fox News and a number of other outlets are featuring the story of Don Ennis, an ABC News editor who announced he was transgender back in May by showing up at work in a little black dress and a feminine wig.
At the time, he also informally changed his name to Dawn and made it known that he was splitting from his wife. Yesterday, it was reported that he came out again, this time as “just another boring straight guy.”
Here’s the full story, as found on www.FoxNews.com:
“He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s ‘just another boring straight guy.’
“ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn.
“But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don.
“‘It became obvious this was not the case once I took off the bra – and discovered two reasons I was wearing one,’ he said, referring to his hormone-induced breasts.
“‘I thought it was 1999. . . and I was sure as hell that I was a man,’ Ennis said in the e-mail titled ‘Not Reportable, Very Confirmed.’
“‘Fortunately, my memories of the last 14 years have since returned. But what did not return was my identity as Dawn,’ said Ennis, who had been wearing lipstick, skirts and heels.
“‘I am writing to let you know I’m changing my name . . . to Don Ennis. That will be my name again, now and forever. And it appears I’m not transgender after all.
“‘I have retained the much different mind-set I had in 1999: I am now totally, completely, unabashedly male in my mind, despite my physical attributes,’ he said.
“‘I’m asking all of you who accepted me as a transgender to now understand: I was misdiagnosed.
“‘I am already using the men’s room and dressing accordingly,’ he noted.”
For now, all I'll say is “Wow! I might have some other words tomorrow.”