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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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wild1ynot    

Why do people have to be so shallow... let others live their lives as they see fit.. As long as they are happy.. this does not change who HE is...

1140 days ago
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Nick    

"Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," Wow, the above quote from the article is a true sign on how far America has fallen in terms of morals and values.
To think that a person once a girl now a male is considered "courageous" because they have identity problems to go along with an obvious mental problem is very disturbing to me. This freak because that is what this person is: a freak, is NOT courageous, she/he is mentally afflicted with a very serious chemical imbalance.

1132 days ago
468.

Nick    

"Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," Wow, the above quote from the article is a true sign on how far America has fallen in terms of morals and values.
To think that a person once a girl now a male is considered "courageous" because they have identity problems to go along with an obvious mental problem is very disturbing to me. This freak because that is what this person is: a freak, is NOT courageous, she/he is mentally afflicted with a very serious chemical imbalance.

1132 days ago
469.

parlayer    

Pin a badge on her and call her "Dickless Tracie" I'm sure cher is proud of this abamination.

867 days ago
470.

Debra J.M. Smith    

It is very sad, what happened to Chastity. --Very sad.

867 days ago
471.

Bettsie     

It's very sad about Chaz she was so pretty. She does NOT look happy at all.

867 days ago
472.

Bud    

Well, she finally got that long awaited addadictome.

867 days ago
473.

Rosie Gee    

Chaz was not a happy lesbian and couldn't cut it as a woman. So, now she thinks she will be able to cut it as a man. She wasn't happy before with her gender, I really doubt that she will be happy as a man. She should work harder to lose that weight for health reasons. Instead of being concerned about her transformation. Where is Richard Simmons when you need him?

783 days ago
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