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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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76.

GGG    

ALL I CAN SAY IS 'LOOSE SOME WEIGHT YOU FREAK!'

1608 days ago
77.

Jay B.    

Is it me or does Chaz resemble the late, great, John Candy?

1608 days ago
78.

PolarBear    

TV ad in Norway: "Are you feeling depressed? We'll take you on a summer tour through major US cities and show you 350 million incredibly ill, lazy and obese people. That will make you feel much better about yourself and when you get back to Norway, we'll get you into the health club lifestyle with a lifetime membership and a new pair of rad snowshoes!"

1608 days ago
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Jeff Andrew    

This man is a courageous person who has taken all of the ignorance of the world on his shoulders,starting with most comments on this page. Live and let live. If you do not understand, do respect others, honor diversity.

After all, female or male we are human beings first. What is it then that we are so afraid of, to act so self righteously and so not inclusive. Many of us "human beings," gay, straight, transgender or not, live imprisoned in whatever role society expects from us. Now, that is a disease, because it is very limiting and it stops us from expressing ourselves freely. If you are a woman, be careful not to be too masculine. If you are a guy, please try not to cry, not to show too much emotion, do not kiss another guy, and the list goes on and on.

It is because of this, that some of us are just afraid or jealous of what we could not accomplish ourselves. But we still can attain genuineness, and the freedom to let our spirit be free, and express ourselves as who we really honestly are.

More power to him, there is nothing wrong in trying to be yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin and with your own person. Instead of living a lie, never have the opportunity to express yourself, and be known for who you truly are. How many of us walk life by the numbers and never give ourselves permission to look inside and give expression to who we really are?

There are some lucky souls that happen to be content with whom they are and how society perceives them and the social roles assigned to them, but it is not black or white, A box vs. B box. After all, we are all a mix between male and female and we all have a bit of both, it is just not so simple. We are as diverse as the rainbow, and as human beings we need to understand and respect that, instead of hurting our own kind, with hate and ignorance. Wake up people, and start loving each other.

1608 days ago
80.

Grouch    

DNA has always indicated and will always indicate female.

1608 days ago
81.

WillOTheWisp    


There are some lucky souls that happen to be content with whom they are and how society perceives them and the social roles assigned to them, but it is not black or white, A box vs. B box. After all, we are all a mix between male and female and we all have a bit of both, it is just not so simple. We are as diverse as the rainbow, and as human beings we need to understand and respect that, instead of hurting our own kind, with hate and ignorance. Wake up people, and start loving each other.

Posted at 4:49PM on Mar 29th 2010 by Jeff Andrew


you are like out of your mind! what the hell are you talking about?
i guess you think you make a lot of sense! well....you don't!

1607 days ago
82.

Carrie    

There must be a reason this formerly beautiful and privileged girl resorted to this.

1580 days ago
83.

By Me    

First of all, who are any of ya'll to judge when you don't even know if she was really supposed to be a male. Some people are born with the girl private part and no boobs and have a boy voice. If that makes Chaz happy, then you should be happy for him. If that is what they need to feel sane then so be it. That's just like women with small breast and they go get a boob job, or tummy tuck, or botox...etc...Come on people have respect and careness.

1565 days ago
84.

Blondie    

What she wants to do to her body is her business. Who she wants to boink is her business. Her health is her business. Regardless of what other people think, she is a human, and she has choices. We aren't her, so don't try to figure her out.
We all need to be healthier (well most of us including me.) We all want to choose who we boink. We all have our opinions...just remember~they don't matter to her (him.)

1437 days ago
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