What Kristin Beck’s narrative means to trans open service

lgbtweekly.com – By Autumn Sandeen

Retired Senior Chief Kristin Beck’s book Warrior Princess was recently released about her 20 years in the Navy and the beginning of her transition from male to female. I won’t presume I can editorialize about or retell her personal story found in the pages of her book better than others have – I’m certainly not a journalist of the caliber of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and he’s done a report on Senior Chief Beck and her book. What I’d like to comment on instead is the implications of her story on the broader movement toward open service for trans people.