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Trans Sports Star: I Wanted To Kill Myself When ESPN Told My Story Published: January 21, 2014

A controversial story published by ESPN's Grantland last week sent shockwaves through the Internet, according to The Huffington Post.

What was intended to be an exploration of "scientifically superior" golfing equipment quickly became an investigation of Essay Anne Vanderbilt, the inventor of the new golf club that originally inspired the story, and her transgender identity. Vanderbilt committed suicide while the story's author, Caleb Hannan, was still researching the piece.

The backlash surrounding the outing, as well as the article's misgendering and lack of empathy for Vanderbilt's experiences, led Grantland Editor-in-Chief Bill Simmons to pen a letter responding to the controversy, The Huffington Post reports.

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