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Chaz Bono

Changes ... His Name

3/29/2010 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chaz Bono is taking another major step in his gender transition -- he's applied to legally change his name.

TMZ has learned Chaz filed an application last week at L.A. County Superior Court to change his name from his female birth name Chastity Sun Bono -- to Chaz Bono.

As we first reported, Chaz began the gender transition process in 2009.

Bono Family Fun Fact: Cherilyn Sarkisian Bono Allman legally changed her name to just Cher in 1979. 

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31.

YOUCH    

Sexuality is confusing sometimes. I never thought that "Chastity" was a pretty girl but I sure never thought that she was a male. Surgeons can make her a male but she needs to straighten out her mental status to accept being a LESBIAN.

1608 days ago
32.

Gary    

You can pump hormones into it; cut off, reshape, remove or add whatever you want, but it'll always be a female...just a disfigured one now.

1608 days ago
33.

wreckonice    

I like your new name it fits your new identity. Please don't get overwhelmed by some of the rude and mean posts. I want you to understand that I am happy you have made your decision. Be proud of who you are. I know that Cher has come on board and loves you. Don't worry about people who want to cause you pain. Be who you are. I hope you are not in any pain. I will pray for you.

1608 days ago
34.

Some Faustkateer    

Whatever Chaz wants is fine with me.

1608 days ago
35.

horndog    

Wasn't that guy on "The Sopranos"?

1608 days ago
36.

Cakes    

Congratulations to Chaz. I wish him all the health and happiness in the world.

1608 days ago
37.

dd    

#10...you are hilarious!

1608 days ago
38.

GGG    

Oh please. Don't push your transgender crap on us. Freak!

1608 days ago
39.

Emerson    

I'm sorry, was Pat already taken?

1608 days ago
40.

Good    

Who Gives A $hit? What "talented" thing has Chaz/Chastity EVER done? Act? No. Sing? No.

So why is this "person" on a celebrity news site?

1608 days ago
41.

Drew    

Still an XX, still a woman.

1608 days ago
42.

commykilla    

what would all the homos do?

1608 days ago
43.

Allen Ridak    

Apparently having a sex change entails gorging on hamburgers

1608 days ago
44.

Seriously    

Cher must really be upset. WTF happened to her?

1608 days ago
45.

AJLind    

THIS PERSON - MALE OR FEMALE - IS NOT RELEVANT AT ALL.

THE ONLY REASON THIS PERSON HAS ANY RELEVANCE IS BECAUSE OF IT'S MOTHER, CHER, AND THAT IS ALL.

CHECK IT OUT TMZ:

LUKE BENWARD IS THE HOTTEST UP AND COMING YOUNG STAR AROUND:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzBDYlrrQUc

1608 days ago
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