'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Still Applies to Transgender Service Members

Ex-Navy SEAL who came out as Kristin Beck could not have served despite 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal.

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Earlier this month former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck formally announced she was giving up living as a man, Chris, to embrace what she feels is her true identity.


It points out that any signs of genital surgery could be grounds for dismissal, and offers advice for serving "in the closet," including what to do in the case of military discharge.

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