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Chaz Bono

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Chaz Bono is an LGBT rights advocate, three time author, speaker and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. Chaz's decision to come out as a Lesbian in 1995 prompted his public work in support of LGBT rights and social justice.Chaz has contributed as a writer-at-large to The Advocate and in 1996 became the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Day spokesperson. Chaz also served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and continues to speak at dozens of universities and LGBT events every year.An acclaimed author, Chaz has written three books including Transition, which was released by Dutton in May of 2011. Transition is his groundbreaking and candid account of a forty-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male.Adding to his multiple hyphenated talents, he has shared his life and experiences in the three-time Emmy nominated documentary, "Becoming Chaz.""Intimate and nakedly honest, the documentary reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self." The film received a standing ovation at its Sundance debut and was predicted to be a breakthrough in molding the American conversation about transgender issues by Rosie O'Donnell. The world television premiere of the documentary aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network and garnered excellent ratings.In 2011, Chaz signed on to compete with 11 other celebrities in the 13th season of ABC's hit show, Dancing With The Stars. He was very excited to compete athletically and continue to create awareness and impact change for the LGBT community.Most recently, Bono has appeared on the small screen with cameo appearances on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and Teen Nick's long running series "Degrassi." Chaz recently starred in a 30 Minute Musical adaptation of Patrick Swayze's Roadhouse featuring Bono singing original songs as he played the role of Tinker. Continuing his passion for acting, Chaz forges ahead with future acting endeavors.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Chaz Bono -- I Got Buff, Babe (PHOTO)

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He's all man and he means business ... and he's none other than Chaz Bono. Bono has dropped a lot of weight and has transitioned into a healthy and chiseled guy.  It's amazing… READ MORE >

Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

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You Be the Judge

Rough week for Lamar Odom, who is in the grips of a life-threatening crack addiction.   And Syria was serious too, unless you're John McCain.  So we gotta ask ...  READ MORE >

- 1054 days ago
Chaz Bono -- Half the Man He Used to Be

Chaz Bono
Half the Man He Used to Be

Chaz Bono is the incredible disappearing man -- 'cause dude has nearly shed a whole Honey Boo Boo worth of lbs since dramatically changing his diet last year.Chaz was barely recognizable as he was… READ MORE >

- 1057 days ago
Chaz Bono -- I'm Saving Up to Buy a Penis

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I'm Saving Up to Buy a Penis

This is a post all about the elusive penis Chaz Bono wants to buy.Chaz is in the market for a phallus, he tells Rolling Stone magazine, talking for the first time publicly about his downstairs… READ MORE >

- 1663 days ago
Chaz Bono -- Moving On with His Baggage

Chaz Bono
Moving On with His Baggage

Chaz Bono and his ex-fiancée Jennifer Elia were spotted separately outside the L.A. home they once shared on Wednesday ... the first time they've been photographed since going public with… READ MORE >

- 1679 days ago
Chaz Bono -- Calling Off His Engagement

Chaz Bono
Calling Off His Engagement

Chaz Bono and his fiancée, Jennifer Elia, have called off their engagement and "are no longer a couple" ... a rep for Bono tells TMZ. Bono's rep, Howard Bragman, tells TMZ, "They leave this… READ MORE >

- 1682 days ago
Chaz Bono Proposes to Girlfriend Jennifer Ella (We Think) [Video]

Chaz Bono
Proposes to Girlfriend (We Think)

In what might be the most awkward proposal in reality TV history, Chaz Bono popped the question to girlfriend Jennifer Ella ... without actually popping the question. In a clip from the upcoming… READ MORE >

- 1705 days ago
Chaz Bono & Richard Simmons -- Who'd You Rather?

Chaz Bono vs. Richard Simmons
WHO'D YOU RATHER?!

Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Chaz Bono and "Sweating to the Oldies" guru Richard Simmons made nice outside the "Wendy Williams Show" in NYC on Tuesday.Question is ... More Who'd You… READ MORE >

- 1715 days ago
Chaz Bono -- The Report of My Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

Chaz Bono
The Report of My Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

Chaz Bono is pissed off at the National Enquirer for running a story that predicts he will DIE in 4 years -- claiming the whole thing's a "smear campaign" that's "blatantly false" ...  TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1727 days ago
Chaz Bono -- Now That 'Dancing' Is Done ... I'm Ready to Work!

Chaz Bono
Now That 'Dancing' is Done ... I'm Ready to Work!

Chaz Bono could be the voice trying to sell you soap -- it's all part of his grand plan after getting booted from "Dancing with the Stars."Bono's rep/manager, Howard Bragman, tells TMZ ... Chaz… READ MORE >

- 1731 days ago

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