A retired Navy SEAL who made headlines after transitioning from male to female has switched back to the gender of his birth and slammed trans activists he says ‘took advantage’ of him.
Kristin Beck, 55, has detransitioned and reverted to his previous name, Chris Beck. He called transitioning ‘the worst mistake’ of his life and described being given hormones after a one-hour consultation at Veterans Affairs.
“Everything that happened to me for the last ten years destroyed my life. I destroyed my life. I’m not a victim. I did this to myself, but I had help.”
“I take full responsibility,” he continued. “I went on CNN and everything else, and that’s why I’m here right now, I’m trying to correct that.”
Beck gained notoriety in 2013 when he spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about transitioning to a woman.
“I was used … 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,” he said during the interview.
Beck served in the US Navy for 20 years, including on SEAL Team Six. He was deployed 13 times and received more than 50 medals and ribbons for his service.
Beck said he’s speaking out about transgenderism to protect children in the current political climate, where there are gender clinics “over all of America.”
“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 paedophiles. Now they are giving this to healthy 13-year-olds.”
“Does this seem right,” he asked. “This is why I am trying to tell America to wake up.”
Beck said he has been off of hormones for about seven years now. “This is a billion-dollar industry between psychologists, between surgeries, between hormones, between chemicals, between follow-up treatments,” he continued. “There are thousands of gender clinics popping up all over our country. And each of those gender clinics is going to be pulling in probably over $50 million.”