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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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31.

Avril    

Good for you Chaz

This takes real courage to live your life under your own freedom just like everyone else does in this country only most other people in this country get it a little easier and don't have to endure hateful messages that transgendered people have to withstand.

And for all you people spouting your hateful messages, you are no different than the bigoted people that oppressed African Americans decades ago and you should live a life completely in shame.

I don't even understand why you would be here. I guess you don't have any better things to do with your time other than to try to make people feel worse than how you feel.

1855 days ago
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daniel    

I was browsing cafe press and found that there is someone selling tons of gay pride I support Chaz items. www.cafepress.com/iChaz

1855 days ago
33.

Whadda-Do    

Notice how there's always molestation or some kind of sexual trauma with these people? It's a pattern people and it causes them to believe they are somethign they are not. It confuses them to the point of being with their same sex because they think they will find safety and protection that way.

Do not feel ashamed nor let an other group or individal make you feel ashamed for thinking this is completely, gross, wrong, immoral, against nature, etc. Groups of freaks band together to make each other feel normal and proud. They shun traditional therapy because the truth hurts.

1854 days ago
34.

Justdatruth    

Ok, first, let me say that I am a practicing Catholic & want to express my deep concens for the comments that are being made in such a hateful manner...on both sides. No one should be labeling her as a sick freak or as an "it"...that's just inhumane. She's POSSIBLY someone who was not taught about God, so how could one expect her to make Godly decisions? We can't sit here & condemn her as a person when our American society has strayed so far from what Truth is. If you're going to slam her, then we should slam those who had sex prior to marriage, people who have had an abortion, advocate embryonic stem cell research/experimentation, those who use contraceptives, those who continue to have sex outside of marriage, those who have divorced and are remarried, those who lust after another person, those who slander people to diminish another's name whether the slander is true or false, those who have anger issues, those who are slothful, those who drink/eat too much...those who wish to possess anothers goods/lifestyle/spouse...those who have been disrespectful to their parents, family, each other, law enforcement...

...wait, that would be just about EVERYONE in the country. Everyone over the age of 10 has done at least one of the afore mentioned. Before you start hurling stones, take a good long look at your life, your practices & whether you walk with truth in your life or not...

1854 days ago
35.

shabbs69    

what in the hell is wrong with people?

1854 days ago
36.

Lau    

Transgender men are not lesbians trying to be straight, most lesbians are very proud to be women, but not a transgender. Some of them are straight before the transition and they are gay after the transition, since they are still attracted to men, before and after. Sexual behaviour is not the same as gender. And that's why being a man hasn't got much to do with just having a penis and having an erection, they are men every minute of their life, and if they lose their penis or don't have erections they don't feel as females. It is the same thing with transgendered men, they feel much more comfortable as males and are happier after their sex change. I know many and they feel much better.

1854 days ago
37.

Ana    

Mary Bono Mack's claims are dubious at best. In a TV interview a few years ago she said, very sternly, that she was against gay marriage and is on record as being against same-sex adoption. Who knows what she's refering to in this situation? It could be for Chastity Bono's physical health. Considering her personal and professional history, this big a shift seems unlikely. Also, Chastitiy Bono was at odds with her father and step-mother at the time of his death, unfortunately. While he was said to be more supportive than Cher at the onset, neither were very supportive at all, which is a shame since Chastity had no choice but to be supportive of them in their decisions; from multiple marriages and living partners to questionable fashion faux pas. Chastity deserves better, as do all gay and trans-gender young people.

1854 days ago
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Ms.Rita    

12. I love how GLAAD says" Chaz Bono's choice to live "authentically." What a joke!! A sex-change is about as far from authentic as you can get. What a warped view to call that authentic. What a joke!!

Posted at 4:31PM on Jun 11th 2009 by tony



Dear GLAAD

I disagree with everything you sick people say. Go hide somewhere and stop trying to force your crazyness on the American people who are straight.

We dont have to put out statements about how we live or what we do in our private live.

LIVE AND LET LIVE

Keep your comments to your freaky friends that agree with you. Most of us Straight People really dont like you guys trying for force us to be on your side.


STRAIGHT PEOPLE ROCK! GAY, TRANSGENDERS SUCK! PUN INTENDED

1852 days ago
39.

Marla    

Damn, isn't it enough that she is gay....now all this body part changing needs to stop. ! Her father must be turning in his grave.

1824 days ago
40.

Henry    

To all those "haters," remember that One day your child might come out. So, don't poke fun at Chaz, he is a great human being..period.

1543 days ago
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