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Transgender ABC new editor switches from man, to woman, to man
Metro News ^ | 08/09/2013 | Morgan Rousseau

Posted on 08/09/2013 9:43:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

ABC News editor Don Ennis suffered a very public identity crisis by switching his gender twice in a three-month period, and posting a workplace memo attributing his actions to amnesia.

According to a report by The New York Post, Ennis started dressing as a woman and going by the name “Dawn” in May, but recently switched back to being a “just another boring straight guy.”

In a memo posted to the newsroom bulletin board Friday and first obtained by the website NewsBlues.com, Ennis called the episode a “transient global amnesia” and said he accused his wife of playing “some kind of cruel joke, dressing me up in a wig and bra and making fake ID’s with the name ‘Dawn’ on it. Seriously.”

The memo went on to say:

“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.

“It’s so odd to be experiencing this from the other side; as recently as last Friday, I felt I was indeed a woman, in my mind, body and soul.

“Even though I will not wear the wig or the makeup or the skirts again, I promise to remain a strong straight ally, a supporter of diversity and an advocate for equal rights and other LGBT issues including same-sex marriage.”


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abcdisneynews; abcnews; disorders; glbtabcdisney; transgender; waltsrotatingcorpse
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1 posted on 08/09/2013 9:43:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No, it’s not a mental illness or anything.


2 posted on 08/09/2013 9:44:47 AM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

I wonder ... What if he/she changes his/her mind again?


3 posted on 08/09/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!
“I am already using the men’s room and dressing accordingly,” he noted.

Spoken as if this is some kind of accomplishment.

4 posted on 08/09/2013 9:48:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
These are the wise media voices we should listen to?


5 posted on 08/09/2013 9:49:53 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they have to perform an addadictomy?


6 posted on 08/09/2013 9:50:04 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: a fool in paradise
Spoken as if this is some kind of accomplishment.

Well, I thought it was pretty dang good when I managed it. Of course, I was four...

7 posted on 08/09/2013 9:51:10 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

So he wasn’t really transgender, he was just cross-dressing.

He was certainly better looking as a woman.


8 posted on 08/09/2013 9:51:19 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: RC one

Pure Mental Illness


9 posted on 08/09/2013 9:53:02 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SeekAndFind

Al Franken goes through this every morning.


10 posted on 08/09/2013 9:53:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RC one

She’s got some crazy eyes.


11 posted on 08/09/2013 9:55:19 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: babble-on

RE: Did they have to perform an addadictomy?

With the way he/she keeps changing his/her mind? I say he/she needs a special procedure to screw and unscrew it like a light bulb depending on his/her current state of mind.


12 posted on 08/09/2013 9:55:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey! ...So, I'm an idiot. ...Stop Laughing!


13 posted on 08/09/2013 9:59:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: SeekAndFind

Get help Don.


14 posted on 08/09/2013 10:01:08 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: babble-on

Ding ding ding — we have a winner. That is the funniest comment I’ve heard/read in weeks!


15 posted on 08/09/2013 10:03:34 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: SeekAndFind

It is really quite cruel to push the notion that ANYONE is born in a body not intended by God. If this grown man is (embarrassingly) confused, what of the young men and women growing up in this twisted framework of “acceptance” that actually encourages them to believe Satan’s lie, and daring to be proud of it?

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.”-—2 Tim: 3

People need straight-up truth from believers in Christ Jesus. If we are his ambassadors, how can we in any way encourage them to believe lies? I find this very difficult personally, because I’m a teacher-pleasing little suck-up from way back. When I boldly stand in the Truth and get blowback, I worry if I was just being a jerk. Am I alone in struggling with this? Oswald Chambers said something about how we worry what our obedience will cost OTHERS? Ouch, that just NAILS me!

God is working in my heart, so eventually I’ll mature in this. The drive to mature is to be able to love God and others. We cannot offer delusions to others and call that love, right?


16 posted on 08/09/2013 10:04:02 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: SeekAndFind

guilty. guilty. guilty.


17 posted on 08/09/2013 10:09:04 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: avenir

If one is a Christian serious about his/her faith, here is a pertinent command from the Bible:

Deuteronomy 22:5

“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.” ( New English Version)


18 posted on 08/09/2013 10:09:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Menehune56

RE: Get help Don.

“You talkin’ to me?” — Dawn


19 posted on 08/09/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
This guy is not "transgendered" but mentally ill. Usually before any permanent surgical alterations are made and presumably hormone treatments are given the "transgendered" have to live as the opposite sex for a year (cross dress). Will Obamacare pay for these gender bender shenanigans?
20 posted on 08/09/2013 10:11:12 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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