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Chastity Bono

Becoming a Man

6/11/2009 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chastity BonoChastity Bono, civil rights advocate, journalist, author and musician, is in the early stages of changing his gender -- transitioning from female to male, TMZ has learned.

Bono, the child of legendary entertainers Sonny and Cher, began the process earlier this year, shortly after his 40th birthday.

"Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," confirmed Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman.

"He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones. It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his 'coming out' did nearly 20 years ago.

We ask that the media respect Chaz's privacy during this long process as he will not be doing any interviews at this time."

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Michael Madsen    

Honest to God... American people are just plain FAT and Stupid... period... end of story... ya eat fast food all day... think vegetables are Stephen Hawkin's and Christopher Reeves...don't exercise... watch TV hour after hour... obssess over weight through diets, game shows and gurus but still don't lose any...have the highest percentage of Heart disease, diabetes and cancer, admit that you're attracted to fat people BUT all your fashion is designed for boneracks and your Celebrity icons that you drool over are anorexic.

Isn't it time to admit.... you're not a super power... you're a pathetic race of materialistic, diseased wasters

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kzdiver    

HAWT! Bet Chaz will have really big balls. Congrats!

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artie help    

harvey are you antui-american as well fredom of speech is one thing, but this is treason.

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jandean61    

We(USA) are a superpower. China cant live without us.

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Michael Madsen    

Works for me....

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Ooooo Noooo!    

So, do you think he will become pregnant and have a baby too? Wow, just think the 2nd man to become pregnant. You see, THIS is why the terrorists hate us.

Still not sure what Iam Smartman's problem is. Maybe he want to become a chick?

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Hollyweird    

Umm, eww.

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Michael Madsen    

Ohhhhh... Okay... You guys have stuck with it pretty damn good... and for that... I admire you... I am now officially RETIRING THE CHARACTER OF IAM SMARTMAN.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL...
PS
i DID THE ROSIE O'DONNEL COMMENT.

HARVEY! GET ME OUTTA HERE!

1937 days ago
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First whores!    

Adam Lambert is the only American who is not a fat slob. He is hot.

1937 days ago
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dafeedil    

It's also going to be just a matter of a few years when the next headline like this will read "Adam Lambert becoming a woman". I'll bet ya 5 bucks.

1937 days ago
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john h    

sick!!!!! what the hell is wrong with people??? the economy sucks, the president is a joke, what the hell is going on??????

1937 days ago
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RR    

Is he... or she??? wearing lipstick? I'm confused.

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Michael Madsen    

YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THOUGH... THE RANT WORKED FOR THIS STORY....BYE.

1937 days ago
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Bex    

That is crazy. How gross. Cher must be so proud she raised a freak.

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Donald finally realized that Prejean gives crappy head    

was chastity ever a female? it's news that it ever was. all it needs is for it's waste-of-a-mother to kill herself, then it wouldnt be so confused.

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