‘Trans propaganda helped destroy my life’ says detransitioning US Navy SEAL

A retired US Navy SEAL who lived as a woman for ten years has now spoken of the lasting damage caused by radical transgender ideology following his detransition.

Chris Beck had a decorated 20-year military career but was celebrated nationally in 2013 when he appeared on CNN as ‘Kristin’ Beck after ‘transitioning’ from male to female.

Beck was still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and taking prescription medication when a psychologist affirmed his belief he might be transgender and prescribed him cross-sex hormones.


Beck has now returned to living as a man and says he regrets the decisions he made over the last ten years: “I destroyed my life. I’m not a victim. I did this to myself, but I had help.”

He said he was taken advantage while he was in “a really bad way”. He added: “I got propagandised. I got used badly by a lot of people”.

Beck co-authored “Warrior Princess” with psychologist Anne Spechard detailing his transition. However, he says he experienced doubts and tried to stop its publication but was unsuccessful.

Following the book’s publication in 2013, a documentary was made of his story, turning him into the public face of transgenderism in the US military.

Promoting gender ideology

He said he was naïve at the time but takes “full responsibility” for his role in promoting gender ideology.

Beck is now concerned that young people are being manipulated, he said: “I don’t want this to continue, and I don’t want these kids to get hurt.”

He said: “This is a billion-dollar industry between psychologists, between surgeries, between hormones, between chemicals, between follow-up treatments.”

I don’t want these kids to get hurt


In response to the news of Beck’s detransition, Spechard, who was also present at Beck’s initial assessment, admitted she had been “surprised actually how easily and quickly” he was prescribed the hormones.

She said many areas of his life were never explored by his psychologist and he should have received “intensive treatment for PTSD”.

Spechard said she never treated Beck but claims she would have recommended slowing down and questions the “current standards of care where it’s just accepted that a kid feels trans and therefore is”.

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