Out of the Blue

This was a bit of a surprise.

Award-winning journo Bob Tur reveals he’s taking hormones to become a woman  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/journalist-bob-tur-announces-treatment-woman-article-1.1372258#ixzz2WBuqH5Pr

Although television news helicopter pilot Tur became most well known during the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial, I remember his coverage of the L.A. riots a few years earlier following the four police officers were acquitted in the Rodney King-beating trial.

There are, no doubt, other unknowns about the people the Simpson trial catapulted to fame, but this one did catch me off guard.

Here’s an interview with Tur, who now calls himself Zoey, about how he came to make this change.

Bob Tur’s Transgender Process Started With Suicidal Thoughts, Disconnecting From Friends  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/bob-tur-transgender_n_3438630.html

I wish him the best and hope others will, too.

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