'I Destroyed My Life': Former Navy SEAL Who Lived For Years As a Woman Says He Regrets Transitioning

Brittany M. Hughes | December 12, 2022
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A former Navy SEAL who gained national recognition for “transitioning” from a man to a woman back in 2013 now says the experience ‘destroyed my life,” saying he's now living once again as a biological man and is telling his story to help protect children who are being mutilated in the name of gender identity.

Chris Beck, who spent years living as “Kristin Beck” after coming out as transgender a decade ago, served in the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, including on SEAL Team Six. His extensive and decorated service, which included more than 50 commendations and more than a dozen deployments, is part of what landed him an interview on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show in June of 2013, where his story garnered national attention. A memoir detailing his story, called “Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender” co-written with Georgetown University School of Medicine psychologist Anne Speckhard, was published that same month. A year later, CNN aired an entire documentary about Beck’s story, the same year he was presented with an award by then-DIA Director Michael Flynn during “Pride Month.”

Now, 10 years later, Beck says that everything he said in that CNN interview was “a lie” - he just didn’t know it at the time.

“Everything that happened to me for the last 10 years destroyed my life. I destroyed my life. I'm not a victim. I did this to myself, but I had help,” he told conservative Robby Starbuck in an interview aired last week.

"I was used,” Beck went on. “I was very naive, I was in a really bad way and I got taken advantage of. I got propagandized. I got used badly by a lot of people who had knowledge way beyond me. They knew what they were doing. I didn’t.”

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Beck said he was offered body-altering hormone therapy after only one hour-long consult at the Veterans Affairs office, and that there was never an attempt to address his mental health issues before he was simply prescribed the meds.

"I had so much going wrong in my system when I started taking those," he explained. "Some of that was paid for by the VA, and I’m sorry to the American people that I did that."

Beck, who said he's been off hormone therapy for the past seven years, added he was told by leftists and psychologists at the time that telling his story publicly could make him rich. Now, he said he's speaking out to protect children who are being manipulated and abused by the same industry.

"There are thousands of gender clinics being put up over all of America," he said. "As soon as [kids] go in and say, 'I'm a tomboy' or 'This makes me feel comfortable,' and then a psychologist says, 'Oh, you're transgender.' And then the next day, you’re on hormones – the same hormones they are using for medical castration for pedophiles. Now, they are giving this to healthy 13-year-olds…I am trying to tell America to wake up."