LADY VALOR: The Kristin Beck Story,
a documentary on the life of Kristin Beck, a former member of
the U.S. Navy SEALs who came out transgender in her biography Warrior
Princess, will have its television premiere on Thursday,
September 4 on cable network CNN.
Beck, formerly Chris Beck, who served
20 years as a SEAL, began her transition after retiring in 2011.
In an appearance on Anderson Cooper
360, Beck said that if she had come out transgender while serving
“I might be dead today.”
“If it got out while I was on active
duty … It's hard to say what the reaction would be,” she said.
“When the book came out, [I received]
some amazing support and some amazing praises. But also some pretty
amazing bigotry and hatred,” she added.
“CNN Films is proud to have
commissioned such a unique and important film,” said Vinnie
Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for
CNN Worldwide. “LADY VALOR is a powerful statement on our
preconceived notions and prejudices of transgender Americans.
Kristin Beck is a dynamic individual, whose outspoken voice allows us
a deeper understanding of such an emotional intense, personal
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