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I Support Chaz's Transition

6/17/2009 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cher & ChazCher has made her first statement regarding her daughter's decision to become a man.

She tells PEOPLE: "Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support. I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny, and although I may not understand, I will strive to be understanding ... The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child."

As TMZ first reported, Cher has known about Chaz's decision for a year.

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Gospel Elvis    

Amen to that Dolly!! You are sooooooooooooo right about Chastity's mother..I agree 100%!!!

1958 days ago
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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. ..."

1956 days ago
78.

Anonymous25    

i teared up a little when i read this. I LOVE YOU CHER.

1954 days ago
79.

Libby    

I'm sure the family and friends aren't wasting their time reading the horrible comments people are leaving here - at least I hope not. You all should educate yourself and try to be more loving of your fellow people than this. Do you think he did not try for years to get past this? He did not possibly go to God for help with this? That he did not want it to be different, too? This is who he is, this is what he must do to simply be who he is and live happily. He has always been a boy. But nobody here can understand that. But I guess in a way that's okay - you don't need to. This is HIS experience. It just disgusts and angers me to see such close-minded, ignorant people who are also arrogant enough to think they should have any say in what he is going through.

My best wishes to go Chaz and his family during this change. And thank you TMZ for the respectful coverage here, despite what so many of your bigoted readers are saying. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

1918 days ago
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