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Kristin Beck interview: Transgender former US Navy SEAL

Kristin-MAIN-300x450For 20 years, Kristin (then Christopher) Beck served in the United States’ Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams – an elite squad trained to operate in extreme environments and tasked with fighting terrorism. In 2013, after retiring from the SEALs, Beck revealed her long-held gender identity issues and transitioned to live as female. On the eve of the debut screening on CNN of a documentary about her life, Beck spoke with Katrina Fox about vulnerability and courage, war and peace, and whether women and trans people should be allowed to be SEALs.

What transphobia looks like: A primer for family, friends and loved ones

A misappropriation of terms and complexity of factors have served to muddy what is quite clearly inappropriate, and sometimes abusive behaviour on the part of some friends, family, lovers and partners of trans people. The following behaviours go beyond mere ignorance of trans issues and land squarely in the category of harming others, writes Xander Sarkisova.

Anti-trans ‘feminists’, you’ve got it so wrong

women_only_spacesThe exclusion of trans people from women’s spaces is a tired and mistaken type of ‘feminism’, writes 3P.

When perseverance becomes self-destruction for trans people

SpiderwebTrans people can sometimes be at higher risk of sacrificing our self-interests because we might not know where else to go or what else to do, writes Matt Kailey.

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