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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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Saxman88    

This will become the freak planet! to all you freaks I don't hate you but your SICK!

1912 days ago
452.

concerned    


Posted: May 12, 2009
9:30 pm Eastern


By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily


A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality.

A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years.

Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role in a person's sexuality."

However, in the update: a brochure now called, "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," the APA's position changed.

The new statement says:

"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles. ..."
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1911 days ago
453.

concerned    

'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes
American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality

Posted: May 12, 2009
9:30 pm Eastern


By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily


A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality.

A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years.

Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role in a person's sexuality."

However, in the update: a brochure now called, "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," the APA's position changed.

The new statement says:

"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles. ..."

1911 days ago
454.

E    

Mannnnnnnn is that fu..ed up or what!!

1878 days ago
455.

bill     

good luck to him, i hear hes writing a book about the transformation process, called : "knickers to knackers and why be a **** all your life"

1609 days ago
456.

the truth    

I watche this girl when she was on her parents TV show and they always had her dress in boy clothes, so she never had a chance to identify with her female side onlt her masculine side. My ex brother law thought is would be cute to have his daughter play baseball and shoot hoops; she was doing everything boys did and dressing like a boy, he said he wanted her to be a tomboy, I told him to be careful because she could end up gay and he thought I was wrong. The same will happen to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts daughter Shilo; trust me she will eb another one on TV talking about a sex change because again they are dressing her in boy clothes thinking its cute for her to have her hair cut and look like a tomboy, this is why everyone can't be parents because of these stupid decision kids are face to deal with stemming off decisions the parents made. I'm sure it will be people out there who won't agree but there will be people who know I'm right--enough said----

1594 days ago
457.

Mark Moore    

The big question is this: If Chasity was a lesbian and she was "dating" another woman is the woman still considered a lesbian since Chasity is now considered a man? And if that's case will she go out with a man who became a woman? And if she did that would that be considered hetrosexual behaviour?

1589 days ago
458.

Tricks    

If SHE does get prego it wont be a man having a baby. Always be a biological woman and a woman at heart. As everyone knows a REAL man cant have a baby. Society is so warped and messed up! This gender crap sounds like a mental illness and is way too accepted as "who they are". Oh well, I hope wish her well. God help us all.

1490 days ago
459.

Maryann    

At least Sonny is dead and doesn't have to see this disgust. Then again I wonder if he's rolling in his grave wondering why his daughter became such an ugly, fat, FREAK! I have to vomit now.

1452 days ago
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JONATHAN YASKOFF    

JONATHAN YASKOFF
BRAVO TO CHAZ BONO!!!!

FOR YOU BEING SUCH A COURAGEOUS PERSON TO SHARE YOUR STORY ,
HOPEFULLY, IT WILL HELP TO EDUCATE SOME PEOPLE WHO CANNOT UNDERSTAND SOMEONE WHO IS DIFFERENT FROM THEMSELVES.
BY YOU SHARING YOUR JOURNEY. IT WILL SHED LIGHT AND BRING UNDERSTANDING TO THIS OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD ISSUE.
I REALLY COMMEND YOU FOR BEING SUCH A BRAVE HUMAN BEING.
PEOPLE, WE ALL NEED TO STOP JUDGING OTHERS AND TRY TO ACCEPT EVERYONE FOR SIMPLY BEING WHO THEY TRUELY ARE.
WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT.
THAT IS WHAT MAKES US ALL SPECIAL AND UNIQUE.
THE WORLD WOULD BE SUCH A BORING PLACE IF WE WERE ALL THE SAME.

CHAZ BONO, MAY YOUR FUTURE BE FILLED W HAPPINESS AND LOVE.
JONATHAN YASKOFF

1339 days ago
461.

pat    

cher is cool, give her a break. she is probably hear broken over this. Chassidy was sooo cute as a child. Wish she wouldnt had done it, but who are we to judge her. we have no idea how she was raised or what she has gone thru

1308 days ago
462.

peru    

Dear bono why you sexchange as man. I saw your fast fotos as a very beautiful woman. Now you are a dirty man.I think girls are better than boys so you will suffer for that someday.

1236 days ago
463.

brianbaiter-mcbride    

goodluck and be happy!:)

1215 days ago
464.

angel    

i think it is incredile and very brave for chaz to take this step...much less while the world watches...damb all you people who think you have the right to judge. i will admitt i was confused by the difference between gender id and sexuality but you have done a great job exsplaining it..for example on letterman and want you to know that not every one is as ignorant as those who say stupid things.........we support you 100%

1127 days ago
465.

Lidia    

Cher's drugs habit in the 60,s destroyed her daughter Chastity thinking.Chastity Bono is and always will be a woman.We cannot change what God has already created.We must be insane to encourage Chastity for what she did to herself is ''normal''.IT IS NOT.Dancing with stars is like Bravo using those poor women to fight with each others and then their husbands killing themselves.

1108 days ago
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