Crystal Little is a Navy veteran living in Mississippi. Raised a boy, she now lives every day as the woman she’s long known herself to be, and now advocates on behalf of the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender people. Interviewed by OUTWORDS, Crystal says recounted one of the most moving and special moments in her life, when a reunion of her shipmates was organized in South Carolina.
“I was in touch with the organizer and told him I would love to attend, but also told him I was living a different life now,” Crystal said. “I was so nervous, but he got in touch with me and said, ‘Crystal, please come — it will be great.’ I went and was accepted, and so many people said, ‘No matter what, you’re still our shipmate.’”