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, debuts digitally on platforms such as iTunes on Tuesday.

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.

(View the film's trailer in our video library.)

The documentary from CNN Films premiered Thursday on cable network CNN.

A DVD release is slated for October 28.