Chastity Bono becomes Chaz Bono

June 11, 2009
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Chastity “Chaz” Bono recently began the process of a sex change from female to male. Learn more about the story, plus check out pictures, video, and get a biography here.

Chastity Bono

Chastity Bono, who was born the daughter of celebrated entertainers Sonny and Cher, is making an enormous transition in his life, changing his sex from female to male, reports TMZ. The rigorous process began soon after his 40th birthday, and will take some time before the procedure that ranges upwards of $100,000 dollars is complete.

Bono’s publicist, Howard Bragman, commented on the situation saying:

“Yes, its true — Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity.”

Congresswoman Mary Bono told that she “loves and supports Chaz,” and then went on to say that she “Is hopeful that his privacy and very personal decisions will be respected during this time.”

Don’t forget to check out pictures and a video after the jump.

Chastity Bono Biography

Chaz Bono was born Chastity Bono on March 4, 1969, he is a civil rights advocate, journalist, author and musician. Born to legendary entertainers Sonny and Cher, he would make appearances on his mother and fathers Comedy Hour show as a child. Also as a youngster he took a liking to the way his father dressed rather that his mother, later recognizing himself as a trans man.

In his book “Family Outing,” Chaz revealed that his mother was at first uncomfortable with his lifestyle saying that she “went ballistic for a few days”, before accepting it. He was outed by Star magazine as a Lesbian in 1990, but was not prepared for the world to know. In 1995, he worked up the courage and addressed the issue himself in an interview with “The Advocate.”

Chaz Bono, over the course of his career, has worked for “The Advocate,” which is a national gay and lesbian magazine, he has been a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, he served as the Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and has also penned two books titled “Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families,” and “The End of Innocence”.

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  1. 1
    gogo lopez Says:

    chaz is going to be hot! a little goatee.big beefy arms..too bad he not gay!

  2. 2
    Laurie Says:

    Chastity, honey, you will never be a man no matter how many body parts you remove, have added etc. I wish you would just love yourself the way you are and not mutalate your body…so sad!!

  3. 3
    Live and let live Says:

    We only have one life, and should live it as we see fit,and all the people who are judging Chaz I think you should look at how you live your own life! Chaz, I’m 100 percent behind you!

  4. 4
    ChazBono Says:

    We think chaz is retarded and looks the same just cut hair. That thing needs more surgey to even look like anything.

  5. 5
    ChasityBono Says:

    Chaz is gay/lesbo. “he” is still a she and still has boobs!

  6. 6
    gogo lopez Says:

    chaz is an icon stop!
    i love him

  7. 7
    gogo lopez Says:

    I hate gogo
    ur probly a math teacher and a drag queen

  8. 8
    Mrs.Gogowagner Says:

    i love gogo and chaz
    they shud be gay so we can have a three sum
    monis et toi

  9. 9
    Person Says:

    It doesn’t matter what SHE!!!! NOT HE DOES!!!! You don’t have to be gay IT’S A CHOICE YOU MAKE YOU WERE NOT BORN GAY OR WHATEVER!!! All I’m saying is, is that YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY WITH WHAT GENDER YOU WERE BORN WITH!!!

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    Person #2 Says:

    i agree with person #1

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