Kristin Beck

(CNN)A self-described “professional traveler,” Kristin Beck knows the airport security drill. On Tuesday afternoon, the retired
I really thought I understood a few things about my gender-diverse brothers and sisters. Then, I moderated a panel of six incredible people who identify as either trans or gender fluid.
Zach, a 22-year-old military cop who married a woman, describes looking in the mirror and seeing someone else completely
In 2013, Beck published a memoir, Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender, about her decades
Should the army pay for Bradley (aka Chelsea) Manning's sex reassignment surgery? If he'd been acquitted, the responsibility
The recent publication of some of Bradley Manning's personal emails and photos about his gender dysphoria, including admissions from his psychiatrist during the sentencing phase of his trial for espionage, once again raise the issue of the "closet" and the pathology created within it.
I believe people should be free to marry whomever they choose. Basing that claim on who was born which way, however, demonstrates either ignorance or foolishness. An open discussion of gender identity might help all of us, LGB or straight, transgender or not, recognize this.
Beck is an author and activist who served 20 years as a Navy SEAL on 13 deployments and was once a member of the elite SEAL Team 6. She is also transgender.
"I do not believe a soul has a gender, but my new path is making my soul complete and happy," Beck writes. "I hope my journey