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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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61.

Justin is Calling    

American celebrities' cheeldren are so messed up. It is better to be born a poor abandoned welfare child than into the home of two performers.

1868 days ago
62.

bayouman    

It's amazing so many people know so little about basic biology, much less the more complicated issue of gender identity.

Chaz Bono is correcting something that was wrong from the beginning. It's actually a simple concept, but people seem so phobic about it because they do not understand that it can happen. Would you rather Chaz be stuck in a false gender role for the remainder of his life and deal with depression, self-loathing and possible suicide? This is not the 1970s. Gender reassignment is much easier. Heck, I think it must be easier than getting your picture changed at the DMV! Good luck to him.

1868 days ago
63.

Ms. X    

My condolences to Cher. Sincerely, this is terrible.

1868 days ago
64.

moveover    

Well, Cher has always looked like an old Tranny, so why not have two in the family now. Sonny was the only one in that clan that had any class. Just as well he's not around to see this!

1868 days ago
65.

Justin is Calling    

Yes, I can't think of any dad anywhere who wouldn't be proud that his 40 year old daughter was becoming a man.

1868 days ago
66.

Victoria    

Yura Dumbass......why must you be the proverbial turd in the punchbowl?

1868 days ago
67.

Dean    

Very gross.Too extreme.

1868 days ago
68.

Michael Madsen    

P.S., KEVIN...
HAVE YOU READ ANY OTHER POSTS? I'M THINKING XENOPHOBIA IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA AND FROM THE LOOKS OF IT... MOST AMERICANS SUFFER FROM IT.
SHEESH... FREAKIN' UNINFORMED HYPOCRITE....
BONO APPETIT!

1868 days ago
69.

Poopyhead    

Let's see...they cut off a huge chunk of skin from her big ass, roll it up into a tube and sew the edges together, and then they sew it onto her hairy mound. sick.

Then they cut off another huge chunk of skin from the other side of her big ass, form it into a sack, stuff it with a couple of ping pong balls, and then sew the ball sack right under her tube.

but what do they cover the two big holes in her big ass with?



1868 days ago
70.

samantha_italia    

so if she came out 20 years ago and is now getting a sex change, wouldnt that make him not gay anymore?

1868 days ago
71.

mousetrap    

1. 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

Posted at 3:03PM on Jun 11th 2009 by Iam Smartman

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Jealous much? They are also some of the brightest people in history. Invented electricity, television, the authomobile, the computer, the internet, the calculator, the telephone, etc., etc. All most other courtries have to show is some antiquated buildings and maby a clip of a monarch being crowned. Sorry to be harsh, but that is the basic truth.

1868 days ago
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78. P.S., KEVIN...
HAVE YOU READ ANY OTHER POSTS? I'M THINKING XENOPHOBIA IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA AND FROM THE LOOKS OF IT... MOST AMERICANS SUFFER FROM IT.
SHEESH... FREAKIN' UNINFORMED HYPOCRITE....
BONO APPETIT!

Posted at 4:10PM on Jun 11th 2009 by Iam Smartman

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Yeah, it's alive and well. Now go away with your retard-o all caps post, and get back to special ed.

1868 days ago
73.

HKS    

THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!! PEOPLE NEED TO DEAL WITH THE WAY THEY ARE. UGH!!!!!!! THIS MAKES ME VERY VERY ANGRY!!!!!!!

1868 days ago
74.

Ginger    

Why does she have to tell us? She is assuming that everybody wants to know what she plans to do. Well she is wrong! She should just SHUT UP! No one cares.

1868 days ago
75.

Liz    

OMG there's nothing but freaks and geeks in Hollywood.

Go ahead and have your double mastectomy Chaz and hormones, I'm waiting for the next update re: the Grasshopper guy in the black wig and fishnets story.

1868 days ago
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