Warrior Princess by Kristen Beck and Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.

TOUGH ENOUGH

Navy SEAL Comes Out as Transgender

After retiring.

Will this change the military's policy? After 20 years of service as a Navy SEAL, Kristin Beck has come out as transgender—the first member of the military’s most elite force to do so publicly. Born as a male and named Chris, Beck was on SEAL Team 6, the unit famous for killing Osama bin Laden, although she retired a few months before that mission. Beck has written a new memoir, Warrior Princess, that details her service and her post-SEAL life as a transgender woman. Despite the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, transgender individuals are still barred from serving in the military.

Read it at The Atlantic

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