Transgender Ex-Us Navy Seal Blasts President Trump's Ban Calling It 'Bulls---'
Following the Supreme Court decision to revive the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, former US Navy SEAL and transgender woman Kristin Beck is openly questioning Trump’s views.
Beck, served the US as a Navy SEAL for 20 years before transitioning to a woman, and she was one of the many members from the LGBT community who has spoken out against the discriminatory measure and the reasoning behind it.
The US policy approved by the Court forbids people with gender dysphoria to serve in the military because this condition allegedly impairs functionality. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
Since Trump first introduced the proposal back in June, Beck has expressed her outrage over the ban in social media and TV, and she has returned to discredit Trump’s allegations that transgender people are not effective officials.
Day after #DrMartinLutherKingJr #MLKDay2019— Kristin Beck ᚦᛟᚱ (@valor4us) January 22, 2019
Our government is using same TACTICS & arguments to OPRESS group of citizens. #TransRightsAreHumanRights
not smart enough.
can’t lead others.
can’t follow orders.
It’s all BULL SH*T
I was @us_navyseals pic.twitter.com/yRAfIjru9l
Beck said Trump’s claims that trans service members aren’t as lethal as their cisgender counterparts are false, and she can back this up citing many examples of trans people within the military who do excellent work.
The war veteran complained about the administration’s latest move to keep citizens from serving their country because of their gender identities.
“Day after Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day, our government is using same TACTICS and arguments to OPPRESS group of citizens. Trans Rights Are Human Rights!” Beck tweeted.
“Not smart enough? Can’t lead others? Can’t follow orders? Lethal? EFFECTIVE? It’s all [expletive]! I was.”
-Kris Beck, Twitter, January 22, 2019.
Beck’s impressive record includes earning the Bronze Star award and the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat, and she served the US both in Iraq and Afghanistan.
18 other countries ALLOW liberty and freedom.... the “home of the free” is a LIE !!!!https://t.co/akbVaE5MvH— Kristin Beck ᚦᛟᚱ (@valor4us) January 22, 2019
In July 2018, Beck entered the conversation around the ban in response to a Tweet by President Trump suggesting that transgender people were disrupting in the military.
"I am not disruptive and none of my friends who are serving active duty are disruptive. We are serving with honor. We have capability and worth that is far more expensive than anyone would know if you just get rid of us," Beck said.
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National Advocacy Officer @ Military Order of the Purple Heart. As people continue to hold prejudice and hatred toward me and other minorities I try to remember Matthew 25:45 Jesus said, “When you refuse to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.”
Having transgender individuals serving in the military is not rare. According to Beck, 18 nations allow transgender people to serve. But something that people is not used to seeing anywhere is a man getting pregnant.
As unusual as it might be, people have the chance of either react with curiosity, empathy and understanding or let the fear of the new become anger and hatred.
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One year ago, Biff suggested that I take the car to work so I wouldn’t have to take public transit. At that time I usually took the commuter train, known as the MAX, to and from work. I was 8 months pregnant and didn’t want to feel weak or fragile but I said yes to taking our car instead of the MAX. ☁️ I drove away from the office at my usual time, the same time I would have caught the MAX. I wanted to take advantage of the fact that I had the car so I went to Trader Joe’s to grab dinner. As I pulled into the parking lot, sirens suddenly swarmed around me. Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks sped by at full speed, headed across the street to the transit center. My first thought was, “Whatever is happening there... That’s my train.” ☁️ Within minutes, the news was everywhere. A white supremacist, already known to Portland authorities, harassed two young women of color. Three bystanders intervened and the attacker pulled out a knife and stabbed them. ☁️ I didn’t leave the house after that. This photo was taken a week later, when I finally agreed to go on a previously-planned family weekend trip to the beach. I spent much of the time inside, contemplating my situation. I was a very pregnant man in a very scary world. I called my mom and begged her to let me come to Canada for the remainder of my pregnancy; it wasn’t rational... I just wanted my mom and felt like somehow she could keep me safe. She eventually said no, worried that I would go into labor away from my medical team and Biff and the kids. “It’s just too dangerous,” she said. She was right. ☁️ What you see on my face in this photo isn’t peaceful bliss or dreamy contemplation of our upcoming life with a newborn. It’s fear. Maybe even terror. When you’re pregnant, every bone in your body is receiving a message to keep the baby safe. Everything feels like a threat. Oh, and I was receiving actual threats as well... which didn’t help. ☁️ I am proud to be a survivor. Proud to be a dad. Proud to be trans. Now... more than ever before. Bravery doesn’t mean lack of fear. Bravery means being afraid and forging ahead anyway. ☁️ 🌧 ☀️ 🌈 #resilience #transpride #lgbtq #pride #gaypride #twodads #seahorsedad
A transgender man from Oregon named Trystan Reese who had kept his female reproductive organs intact during his transition decided to have a child with his partner Biff Chaplow, and he became the target of online haters.
But instead of letting the hostile comments directed at him and his partner make him feel down, he decided to openly address the intolerance of those not confident enough to approach them in public.