Right wing sites such as World Net Daily and the Washington Times are trumpeting the strange story of ABC News editor Don Ellis, who tells the New York Post today that he is no longer a transgender woman named Dawn. Because it was amnesia that made him no longer believe he should be a woman.
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. “I accused my 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,” Ennis wrote in an e-mail to friends and colleagues Friday, explaining his shock after he woke up from what he called a “transient global amnesia” last month.
“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.”
Ellis told the Post that despite his reversal, he considers his three months living as a woman to have been a “tremendous gift,” adding, “I know my wonderful colleagues will no doubt make it easier for the next person to transition at ABC.” Hate group leader Bryan Fischer snarked this morning: “Guess he wasn’t ‘born that way’ after all, eh?”