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“Amnesia” Causes ABC Anchor To Transition Back To A Man After 3 Months As A Woman

don-ennisThe last three months have been a gender rollercoaster  for ABC News anchor Don Ennis, who’s giving us modern day Orlando realness. Now, do your best to keep up because it gets a little confusing. To make things a little easier, we’re just going to refer to Don as “he” since that’s how he’s identifying these days.

In May, Don sashayed into the ABC newsroom as Dawn, wearing a black dress and auburn wig, announcing to his co-workers that he was transgender and leaving his wife of 17 years, Wendy. Thankfully everyone was very supportive, even Wendy, and Dawn began transitioning.

Then suddenly, after a two-day bout of “transient global amnesia” Dawn realized that it was all just a big misunderstanding and that he wanted to be Don again. Got it?


Yes, Venus Xtravaganza, that’s exactly what happened.

Don claims the trannesia caused him to think it was 1999, a  magical time when he was “sure as hell” that he was a man.

“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 email to his colleagues titled, “Not Reportable, Very Confirmed,” obtained by the New York Post.

“It became obvious this was not the case once I took off the bra — and discovered two reasons I was wearing one,” Ennis said referring to his hormone-induced breasts.

The episode was brought on by a visit to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD last month, where Dawn underwent testing to reportedly understand why his body and mind changed from male to female. There, he learned that it was caused by a hormone imbalance, something he had suspected all along:

Ennis had previously told friends that he suspected his sex mix-up happened because his mother gave him female hormones as a child that made him look and sound young to prolong a bit-part acting career, but he ended up developing breasts and started thinking he was a woman.

Apparently his mother was Ethel Marion Milne, but anyway, Dawn was told the imbalance could be fixed. A week after Dawn is discharged, Wendy rushed Dawn, who thinks he’s having a seizure and experiencing “drastic loss of memory” — the trannesia — to the hospital.

Why that happened goes unanswered. Transient global amnesia is completely random it seems. We’re not sure of any instances of it “curing” people of transsexualism, however, but to anyone who might find his story, shall we say, incredulous, Don made sure to note, “No, I’m not fucking with you. No this is not a joke. No, this is not an episode of Would You Fall For That?.”

Now, according to the newsman, “it appears I’m not transgender after all…I was misdiagnosed” and he’s “just another boring straight guy.” Though he feels “fantastic” to be a man again, Don called his three months as a woman a “terrific gift.”

He also dismisses any assumptions that his “new change” arose “because I couldn’t hack it, or people wouldn’t accept the new/real/female ‘me,’ or I had trouble finding shoes that fit (Oh, I found plenty, more than I could afford).” We see someone realized how good it feels to Payless.

But even though he’s done away with the wigs and Fioni pumps, Don is committed to remaining a “strong straight ally, a supporter of diversity and an advocate for equal rights and other LGBT issues including same-sex marriage.” He just hopes that with hormone treatment and surgery, things will get better.

Meanwhile, things looked a lot better with that gorgeous wig, but whatever.

Photo: NY Post

On:           Aug 7, 2013
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    • ZeeZee

      Virginia Woolfadamus?

      Aug 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      I may have missed something but…

      This doesn’t make any sense to me. If you give a man estrogen he could grow breasts but isn’t going to suddenly want to be a woman. If you give a woman testosterone she will get a deep voice and could start growing a beard but it isn’t going to change her orientation either.

      If transgenders could be “Cured” by giving them hormones don’t you think the bigoted doctors and Psychologists out there would have been doing that for years???

      Or did I miss something?

      Aug 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      Now that is DRAMA.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thedrdonna

      @Cam: From the news story it sounded like he had been exposed to female hormones at a younger age, but it’s still odd. Regardless, something caused enough trauma to his brain that he had global amnesia for two days, so it’s not too hard to imagine that it could cause a shift in there. Or, he’s lying to cover his ass because transitioning was too hard, and he decided to just Dallas the whole thing. Either way, I hope he finds a way to be comfortable in himself.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      This story is a perfect reason as to why the T group should have its own blog and not be a part of the G&L group.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thedrdonna

      @Dixie Rect: What a very vague statement to make.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vklortho

      @Dixie Rect: What does that even mean? What is this “perfect reason”?

      Aug 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      Most Gs and Ls don’t want to be associated with this kind of silly crazy ridiculous drama and complete carnival like weirdness. It’s brings the gay/lesbian community down. Stop being so politically correct and admit it to yourselves and your friends: they don’t want to be identified in the same group as freaks like this. Stop the madness. Please.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      A strange story… but there are enough things even stranger that I can’t see any particular reason to doubt it’s true.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt G

      “TRANSient global amnesia” is a clinical diagnosis and there is no test that can confirm it. My 2 cents is that any mom that makes their son take estrogen to keep getting bit parts as a child actor is a little bit crazy and the poor guy was likely dealing with a bunch of childhood trauma that included psychoactive hormones. As a part of going back through that childhood trauma type of business (transitioning with those same hormones) he probably had a dissociative break that got diagnosed as TGA

      I think whoever cleared him psychiatrically to go through with his transition didn’t do a very good job IMO

      Aug 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • offbeatoh86

      @Cam: It could be because He was exposed to high levels of female hormones at a young age while his body and brain were still developing. This may have interfered with the proper development of his brain.

      Aug 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tookietookie

      He looks insane.

      Aug 8, 2013 at 1:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zrocqs

      @Dixie Rect: Somehow I doubt that you know what most “Gs and Ls” want to be associated with, since you can’t possibly know most of the millions of “Gs and Ls”. But you obviously know many, many adjectives. So good on you.

      Aug 8, 2013 at 6:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011

      @Dixie Rect: “Most Gs and Ls don’t want to be associated with this kind of silly crazy ridiculous drama and complete carnival like weirdness.”

      Please don’t project your issues onto me. I (as well as every other L, G, or B I know) welcome transgender individuals into the community. If this is how you feel, fine. But don’t imply a majority of LGB’s feel the way you do, because that’s not necessarily true.

      Aug 8, 2013 at 8:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Merv

      My expert opinion is that this guy is cuckoo. They should do a few brain scans and hope that they can find a tumor or some other specific organic cause that can be treated.

      Aug 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida

      The article does not say if he completed his transition. Sounds like a panic attack over having his junk renovated to me.

      Aug 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dalmax

      @Dixie Rect: Ummmmm, Dixie – Many TRANS women are appalled at this and we don’t want to have anything to do with it either.

      Aug 9, 2013 at 1:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      @GreatGatsby2011: Indeed, a significant number of T’s are also within the LGB part.

      @Alan down in Florida: It’s a years-long process. He only started a few months ago.

      Aug 9, 2013 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • susansylvester

      just as Rebecca responded I’m surprised that any body can earn $8431 in four weeks on the computer. did you see this website >>> http://www.work35.com.

      Aug 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      Yes, there are Ts that are also L, G or B. A dear friend of mine is a gay transsexual man. I for one as a gay cis man love my trans brothers and sisters. They are definitely a part of our community and have been since Stonewall. Some bigots just need to get over themselves.

      Aug 11, 2013 at 8:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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