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June 22nd, 2013
12:15 AM ET

Exclusive: 'Gay cure' advocate apologizes

Watch Part II of Anderson Cooper's exclusive  interview with Alan Chambers:

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June 20th, 2013
11:18 PM ET

Controversial anti-gay clinic closes

Friday on AC360 at 8 p.m. ET, Anderson Cooper will interview Alan Chambers, the leader of a controversial clinic that for decades promoted reparative therapy. Now, that clinic has shut its doors and is apologizing to gay people for the pain the program caused.

On Thursday's program, journalist Lisa Ling talked to Anderson about her interview with Chambers, and what he says his philosophy is now on changing people's sexual orientation.

 


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June 14th, 2013
10:35 PM ET

Former Navy SEAL goes from Chris to Kristin

Kristin Beck served honorably in the military for 20 years as Chris. Now she's retired and living as a transgender woman. Watch what a day in Kristin's life is like in this excerpt from an Anderson Cooper special report.

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June 6th, 2013
11:51 PM ET

Exclusive: Transgender former SEAL tells her story

Watch Part II of  Anderson Cooper's interview with Kristin Beck:

After years spent fighting in some of the world's worst wars, former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says she knows what she wants.

"I want to have my life," she told CNN's "AC360" in an exclusive Thursday night.

"I fought for 20 years for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I want some happiness."

Beck recently came out as transgender.

She wrote about the experience in a book, "Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender."

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June 6th, 2013
07:03 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Transgender former Navy SEAL speaks out

Christopher Beck served as a U.S. Navy SEAL in some of the most dangerous battlegrounds in the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time in the elite unite, he earned the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and other medals and commendations.

But for 20 years while Beck was fighting for his country, he was also fighting an inner battle over his identity. He wanted to live his life as a woman.

After retiring in 2011, Beck did just that. Chris Beck is now Kristin Beck.

Beck's journey has not been easy. She had no role models to show her the way. She worried she wouldn't be accepted after she began dressing and living like a woman.

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