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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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421.

Brothabill    

She's not a he or a she or an it. She's a monster!

hahaha! Anyways, like everyone other morbidly obese person her age, she'll die soon and we won't have to hear anymore about her pathetic life of attention seeking and her lesbian molestations at the hands of Cher's liberal lesbian friends.

This is why gays shouldnt be allowed to adopt, they just mess up children

1852 days ago
422.

Brothabill    

All this transgender crap! People buy into it wayyyy too much. Like multiple personality disorder diagnoses skyrocketed after the movie the 3 faces of Eve. All of a sudden people watched the movie and were convinced they had multiple personalities. Now my undergrad degree was psychology with premed curriculum and I was a psych researcher.
As I have learned to unlearn some of the garbage nonsense that occurs in the field of psychology. Its all nonsense! People coming up with theories with no evidence or they manipulate studies to prove what their own personal theories.
The DSM IV (the psychology bible: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 4th edition) reads like an astrology book. It really really does.
I see some assinine people here parrot or at least try to parrot that gender is a continuum, no one understands this transgender, if you think its wrong and not brainwashed like us then you must be full of hate yada yada yada!

The truth is, this woman has a mental illness. The body is nothing more than a vehicle that carries the brain around. The psyche, the soul, the consciousness lies inside the brain> What surrounds the brain is simply to move the brain around to new locations and it is what a person is born with. This delusion about being a man in a woman's body is ridiculous. This is about people not being comfortable with their body image. That is something counseling and cognitive therapy is for. She is mutilating her body because she is uncomfortable with the way others perceive it as female or male. I'd call that a pretty big hangup on her part.
Its flawed reasoning. Its so simple, even the neophytes on TMZ and virtually everywhere else get it except for a few brainwahsed idiots who have run out of braincells to see this for what it is.
A woman who is so concerned about her vanity and her warped perception of self, that she mutilates her body and lives a delusion that she will be a male.

Telling her, in fact patronizing her and playing along by calling her a "he" does not help other people who simply need counseling to come to terms with the hand they were dealt from birth. It reminds me of that woman with all that plastic surgery to make her look like a cat Jocelyn Wildenstein google her if you dont know who she is. Same deal and its a mental illness. Why the hell did she want everyone to think she looked like a cat? Why did surgeon's accept money to mutilate her face that badly?
Why are people thinking manifestations of body image issues and its sequelae is courageous? Are they also cheering on Anorexic nervosa patients telling them it's so courageous and great that they can get that thin? You go girl, takes alot of hard work to not eat and your looking fabulous! Rock on!

This stuff is sick and the surgeons who accept money for this miscarriage of medicine should have their licenses stripped.

And just to put it into perspective. How come a guy that takes hormones to gain a bit of muscle to his frame can go to jail with a felony for buying steroids. There's a guy who got pulled over in Texas serving a life sentence for steroids. But a guy that wants to becomea a woman can take female steroids, grow breasts, have his penis cut off and its not against the law. Women take male hormones all the time like Chastity Bono, they are called female bodybuilders. They dont have breasts anymore, way muscular than the average guy, deep voice. They are fully masculinized. They are still female.
Why some people dont put it all together is beyond me. She is a product of liberal dysfunctional mother and this is just another example of a lifetime of sad attention seeking by this woman Chastity, who now looks like NSync manager Lou Pearlman

1852 days ago
423.

concerned    

I continually find my posts removed from this site. So I wont waste too much time on an extensive post. If you would like more information concerning varied views of same sex issues google "Love Won Out" and God.TV

1852 days ago
424.

JD    

This is what happens when you have a liberal wack job as a "mother". It's sick!

1851 days ago
425.

The 1 & Only    

When's the last time Cher had a show?

1851 days ago
426.

mustang    

iam smartman your dumb, my neighbors are canadian and moved here because there are no jobs and they cant sell there house and now there work at microsoft and he said CANADA IS BROKE

America gave us the automobile , without us you would be riding a camel

If your canadian and i think you are, would you rather be connected to iran? mexico and canada are so fortunate to live next to the superpower of all superpowers, and no one can take us in war thats why your relatives have to hijack planes or suicide bomb

iam smartman go play scrabble with your mom and have some tea loser

1851 days ago
427.

Kai    

For all of those people out there who are putting up reactionary posts, you are a perfect example of the tyranny of the uninformed masses. Do you know anything about gender and sexuality beyond your own blinkered opinions? Have you taken the time to think "why would someone do that?" and then look for a genuine answer rather than respond with a kneejerk reaction?

So what if he is changing his body a) it doesn't effect you and b) the reason why sex change surgery exists in the first place is because it is the most effective treatment; prior to this, the psychiatric profession would attempt to change the patient's perception of themselves to make them mentally align with their body. It didn't work, and it became clear that gender was far too hardwired into the minds of people for it to be changed, so they went about providing sex changes instead, aligning the body to the mind as opposed to the mind to the body. The result is better patient welfare, and a reduction in the rates of mental health problems such as depression within the patients, which, if put out over a lifetime costs far more than gender reassignment.

So for all those ignoramuses out there who think that this is "disgusting" how about educating yourselves? Think before you speak, for the chances are that if you don't know anything about the subject you are addressing your opinion will be distorted. Stop arguing over the shadows and turn to see the objects behind you.

1851 days ago
428.

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1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (New King James Version)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

Leviticus 20:13 (New King James Version)
13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

I love her Chastity. I don't love her sin. Homoexuality is NOT of God and God says it is an abomination.. God is still God, His Word is still His Word. He loves you so much that he sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place and give you eternal life if you accept Him as Lord and Savior. You don't want to wake up in Hell and find out you were wrong when it's too late. There you'll be for the rest of eternity.

Romans 10:8-12 (New King James Version)
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”, that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess (say) with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.

1851 days ago
429.

Comment    

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (New King James Version)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

Leviticus 20:13 (New King James Version)
13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

I love Chastity. I don't love her sin. Homosexuality is NOT of God and God says it is an abomination. God is still God, His Word is still His Word. He loves you so much that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place and give you eternal life if you accept Him as Lord and Savior. You don't want to wake up in Hell and find out you were wrong when it's too late. There you'll be for the rest of eternity.

Romans 10:8-12 (New King James Version)
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”, that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess (say) with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.

Luke 5:31-33 (New King James Version)
31 Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

John 3:16-18 (New King James Version)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

1851 days ago
430.

Comment    

To 564: Please take your self-righteous fist out of the air. Put it down, crack open the Word of God and stop being blind but read the truth. See Post 566. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. He whom the Son sets free is free indeed.

Ask God what He thinks even if you don't believe there is one.

1851 days ago
431.

Brendolyn    

I hope people don't make a big deal out of this. If a gender change will make him happy then so be it. No one else should be judging him. Some day gender changes will be more commonplace and no one will really care, all because of brave people like Chaz who forged the way. I hope things go well for Chaz and that he's finally free to live his life the way it was intended to be.

1851 days ago
432.

BRIAN CHAMBERLIN    

IT IS AMAZING WHAT THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND WILL DO.......

1826 days ago
433.

Gabe    

Some of you need to grow up, open your mind, and actually consider what it's like to be in somebody else's shoes.

And I still can't even fathom the hate some of you have. It doesn't matter what you think of anybody or their decisions, it's called basic human respect.

Okay? :)

1850 days ago
434.

Beth    

Why don't all of you "negative" jerks soak your heads in COW POOP. What Chastity Bono does or does not do is none of your damn business! I don't see you out slam all the crap that goes on in our country....let me tell you there is more crap you could be "BITCHING" about than one girl and her sexual orientation! If you live in the state of Louisiana..get rid of your Governo...N.O. get rid of that low dow theief you have for a Mayor. Texas...crook for a Governo. Look into you local government! OPEN YOUR EYES! Don't worry about petty carp!

1850 days ago
435.

frank cantu    

Chastity Bono -- Becoming a Man Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," confirmed Bono's

It seem a section of the public is more and more leaning towards
Homosexuality, Sex change etc, and havens knows what else, nothing but lewd behavior and never
really capture the real sense of what we are as people, a long time ago
their way of life went up in smoke Sodom, has never been the same.


1850 days ago
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