The following Today show video is about Kristin Beck. Kristin was a military service member for 20 years and is now retired. Living as Christopher, this sailor was even a Navy SEAL. After retirement, Beck came out as transgendered. She has written a book on her life story. It is called “Warrior Princess.” This video aired on the June 7, 2013 episode of Today.
Previously, Beck was married twice and has two kids.
Growing up, Kristin wanted to be like sister Hanna. He wanted her body. Beck has said that one of the reasons for joining the military was to suppress the thoughts of wanting to be a woman. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Kristin even said that she might make these thoughts totally go away if she became a Navy SEAL. That never worked.
Kristin is now taking hormone therapy to be more like a girl. She says she has fought for 20 years for life, liberty, and happiness. And now it’s time for her to have some happiness.
Kristin estimated that about 50 percent of her former colleagues have been accepting. But there have been some negative opinions.