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Transgender Navy SEAL 'Warrior Princess' comes out

By Lee Ferran, ABC News Updated: May 14, 2014 at 11:58 am 0

Kristin Beck, a transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL, said that it was “awesome” that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the military should “continually” review its policy towards the transgender community, but Beck likened the process of trans-integration in the military to going through puberty: with a lot of difficult questions and awkward moments ahead.

“At least it’s being talked about,” Beck told ABC News Tuesday. “It’s a pretty huge step that we’re even taking really hard looks at it… The military right now is going through growing pains.”

Kristin Beck, formerly named Chris, served as a SEAL for two decades in some of the most dangerous places in the world before leaving the service and later coming out publicly as a woman nearly a year ago. Since, Beck has been appearing before leaders in the military and intelligence community to speak on behalf of the transgender community.

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