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GLAAD

Bravo to Bono

6/11/2009 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chastity BonoTMZ just got this statement from Neil G. Giuliano, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD):

"Chaz Bono's decision to live his life authentically represents an important step forward, both for him personally and for all who are committed to advancing discussions about fairness and equality for transgender people," said Neil G. Giuliano, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "Coming out as transgender is an extremely personal decision and one that is never made lightly. We look forward to hearing Chaz's story in his own words in the future."

"GLAAD encourages media outlets to cover this story accurately, and to avoid speculation about the details of Chaz's story before he is ready to tell it in his own words."

"The GLAAD Media Reference Guide and the Associated Press Stylebook call on media to use the name and pronoun preferred by the transgender person - in this case, referring to him as Chaz and using male pronouns."

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1.

toofastforyou!    

FIST AGAIN SUCKERS!!!

1770 days ago
2.

awwwwwwww    

Hey perves...No matter what she has chopped off or added...She will NEVER be a he...

1770 days ago
3.

springs    

mmmm, to cover a story accurately, and to avoid speculation....does that apply to everyone?????
Regardless of race of gender???
Just curious!!

1770 days ago
4.

awwwwwwww    

This silly fat cow will never be a he...

1770 days ago
5.

Chucky    

If "IT" doesn't have a penis "IT" is NOT A MAN.

1770 days ago
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awwwwwwww    

WHOOOOP WHOOOOP MADCOW ALERT. WHOOOOP WHOOOOOOOOOP.

1770 days ago
7.

First whores!    

All Americans are fat. All except Adam Lambert and Carrie Prejean. Adam, Carrie and Heidi. They are cool. The rest of you are fat, lazy Americans.

1770 days ago
8.

Liz    

OK GLAAD...cause you said so, we'll all drink the kool-aid and pretend she's a man.

Smiles everyone, smiles!
It's Fantasy Island.

1770 days ago
9.

amysueblue    

So...if SHE becomes a HE (which, I agree - "he" really isn't...)...but if HE is into WOMEN.....doesn't that means HE is not gay, just "transgender"....?? Where does GLAAD come in?

1770 days ago
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Tink44    

Its not a man or a woman anymore. It is an IT! Why encourage this? If it doesnt want the media attention or comments, it shouldnt have gone public with this.Cant have it both ways.

1770 days ago
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Bash a Pap    

...and here comes all the raging hate from the far right. I never realized how many right wing fascists read TMZ and gave a rat's ass about Hollywood.

1770 days ago
12.

Tami    

IT is a she...never will be a he...AND WILL ALWAYS BE A FREAK!!

1770 days ago
13.

Tami    

oh and #11...there's never anything wrong about finding perversion and sick minds disgusting..if this doesn't bother you...I believe there's something wrong with you! and I'm a democrat!

1770 days ago
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Tink44    

So now its a political thing? I bet you are from Texass. By the way, Im not a Republican! If I were, that is something I would change!

1770 days ago
15.

Ellen    

You go, Chaz! I have always respected the fact that you are YOU and I believe you are a wonderful role model for many people. YOU ROCK!

1770 days ago
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