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Old 06-24-2015, 17:50   #1
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Meet Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL running for Congress

Well, now Diane has a partner.

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Meet Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL running for Congress
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...b93_story.html

By Ben Terris June 22 at 10:03 PM
On the campaign trail with Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL

The transgender former Navy SEAL is challenging Rep. Steny H. Hoyer for the Democratic seat in Maryland's 5th District.

The first thing Lawrence Shaw noticed about the congressional candidate in his driveway were the medals - a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star with a "V" for valor, and a Joint Service Commendation decoration - clipped to her blazer.

"Are you retired military?" Shaw asked, taking a break from his lawn work to walk over to the broad-shouldered woman.

"Yeah, 20 years, Navy SEAL," Kristin Beck said. She brushed back her long blond hair and showed him the silver pendant on her necklace, an eagle clutching a trident, anchor and pistol.

"Wow, I didn't know there was a woman SEAL. That's amazing," said Shaw, a retired Army colonel.

"I'm the first one," Beck said. What she didn't say was that at the time of her service, she was Christopher Beck.

She didn't think she needed to mention it. Two years ago, Beck publicly came out as a woman, but by her account she still "looks like a dude in a dress." Even on a day when she was wearing jeans and a black jacket with white trim.
And anyway, she's running for Congress - not so much as a transgender candidate as a candidate who happens to be transgender.

That's why she didn't bring up gender issues as she walked through Shaw's upper-middle-class black neighborhood in Maryland, seeking votes in her long-shot primary bid against Steny H. Hoyer, the second-most-powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives. Beck, 48, almost certainly isn't going to win. She doesn't have much name recognition or money. She doesn't even have the backing of the major gay and transgender advocacy groups. They have hesitations about her propensity to offend parts of the community and take issue with her attempt to oust Hoyer, a staunch ally for LGBT rights. But what Beck does have is an incredible life story, a slightly jumbled platform of about 70 issues, and a message that the district is ready for a change.
"This is good!" Lawrence Shaw's wife, Yvette, said, leaning on a rake. "Another female in Congress - that's what I'm talking about. Give it to the women!"

Lawrence and Yvette gamely posed for photos with Beck and promised to check out her campaign Web site. Their 15-year-old daughter, Lauryn, grabbed three "Beck for Congress" bumper stickers and pasted them onto the family cars.

(Cont at link above)
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Old 06-24-2015, 18:45   #2
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OK, but remember this is the Navy we're talking about.
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Old 06-24-2015, 19:12   #3
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I'd tread lightly with this topic as there is a former SF Officer (3rd SFGA), WO (7th SFGA), and NCO (5th SFGA) out there who have all gone through similar 'gender reassignment' processes and now live their lives as women.

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Old 06-24-2015, 19:52   #5
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I'd tread lightly with this topic as there is a former SF Officer (3rd SFGA), WO (7th SFGA), and NCO (5th SFGA) out there who have all gone through similar 'gender reassignment' processes and now live their lives as women.

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Old 06-24-2015, 19:52   #6
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He/she can't be politically worse than Hoyer.
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Old 06-24-2015, 20:58   #7
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I'd tread lightly with this topic as there is a former SF Officer (3rd SFGA), WO (7th SFGA), and NCO (5th SFGA) out there who have all gone through similar 'gender reassignment' processes and now live their lives as women.

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Old 06-24-2015, 23:14   #8
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NZ had had a transgender MP(Member of Parliament).

Before that she was a mayor and before that a sex worker(before it was legal in NZ).

Her grandfather was 2IC of the Maori Battalion in WWII.

I didn't agree with her politics, but she was well regarded in terms of integrity while in office and not working the transgender card as a competitive advantage/crutch.

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Personally, I'd like to see the GOP in the US dig up a 41 year old female latino 2nd generation veteran and small business owner who loves the 2nd ammendment(and the rest of the Constitution) and hates illegal immigration.

Preferably hot and equipped as from the factory with no dealer installed modifications.
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Old 06-24-2015, 23:26   #9
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Preferably hot and equipped as from the factory with no dealer installed modifications.
Now that's Funny!!!
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Old 06-24-2015, 23:48   #10
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Now that's Funny!!!
I was in Hua Hin Thailand last year having dinner and a few beers with a fellow round eye and a few Thai Army fellas.

During dinner we were people watching and asking our Thai hosts why they were suddenly laughing at a scene on the street.

They pointed to a couple of round eye gentlemen chatting up some rather hot "ladies".

Our hosts told us they were lady boys, which left me scared and confused.....so it was an early night.

Since then I've been trying hard to avoid scaring and confusing myself on anything outside of my opinions on geopolitics.
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Old 06-25-2015, 17:34   #11
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I saw part of the CNN special on Kristin Beck a couple of years ago. The real take home point was that he/she was pitiful, didn't have any clear idea of who he/she was and was IMHO, likely to stick a pistol in his/her mouth real soon. I turned it off with the feeling you get when you see someone that has some advanced mental illness or Alzheimer's. If it weren't for the surgery, he'd have probably cut his own dick off with a kitchen knife. Can't believe he's running for Congress. Heavy therapy, I guess. Mis dos centavos.
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And I thought Jenner made an ugly broad, ufff.
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Old 07-15-2015, 21:53   #13
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In a changing world, this video imho is worth watching, for the simple reason that armed forces will be transgender sensitive in the very near future.

Additionally, based on the fourteen deployments Senior Chief Beck served, and his shooting skills demoed on the range, I would say she is not one who would suffer any intolerance, or disrespect.

https://vimeo.com/94271926

Also, K. Jenner came out as a republican, no pun intended, but whats the world coming to?

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Old 07-16-2015, 03:22   #14
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Republican perhaps but it will be a Dem that dates him.
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Additionally, based on the fourteen deployments Senior Chief Beck served, and his shooting skills demoed on the range, I would say she is not one who would suffer any intolerance, or disrespect.
I would fully expect that exact scenario to unfold--"You MUST tolerate my mental disorder and deviant behavior, or I will kill you out of my own intolerance of your beliefs!" (said, of course, in a screeching falsetto).
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