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Seal Sex Switch
« on: June 06, 2013, 11:42:34 PM »
SEAL Team 6 veteran comes out as transgender

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... with the release of a new memoir from a former Navy SEAL. Kristen Beck (formerly Chris Beck) was a SEAL for 20 years — and a member of SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden — before retiring, coming out as transgender and beginning her transition from male to female in 2011.

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Re: Seal Sex Switch
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 12:45:09 AM »
Surprised. The only seals I have ever actuallty seen like playing with balls.

Why is it any more or less surprising or remarkable that an elite military person would do this? Is it because they'd normally be well endowed with testosterone?
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Re: Seal Sex Switch
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 06:10:52 AM »
Surprised. The only seals I have ever actuallty seen like playing with balls.

I'm too classy to touch this one.
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Re: Seal Sex Switch
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 06:12:14 AM »
Surprised. The only seals I have ever actuallty seen like playing with balls.

I'm too classy to touch this one.
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Re: Seal Sex Switch
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 10:52:32 AM »
What surprised me a little was how supportive her teammates were. But as to, er, balls. Just because she's trans does not necessarily mean she's straight. Sexuality and gender identity are two separate issues, and the trans woman I used to work with was a lesbian.
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Re: Seal Sex Switch
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 02:20:45 PM »
Who's ever been clubbing with a SEAL?  (commence groaning)
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Re: Seal Sex Switch
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 08:16:41 PM »
I remember the joke about the SEALs taking out bin Laden was, what if the guy who shot him was the terrorist's worse nightmare: gay and Jewish?

Now it turns out that s/he was really transexual? Truth is stranger than fiction. And bin Laden is wondering where he went wrong, in between dodging all those red-hot pitchforks aimed up his wahoo.
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