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Chaz Bono

Chaz Salvatore Bono (born Chastity Sun Bono; March 4, 1969) is an American transgender advocate, writer, and musician. He is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher, though each had children from other relationships. Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, after several years of being outed as lesbian by the tabloid press, he publicly self-identified as such in a cover story in a leading American gay monthly magazine, The Advocate. Bono went on to discuss the process of coming out to oneself and to others in two books. Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families (1998) includes his coming out account. The memoir, The End of Innocence (2003) discusses his outing, music career, and partner Joan's death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Between 2008 and 2010, he underwent female-to-male gender transition. A two-part Entertainment Tonight feature in June 2009 explained that his transition had started a year before. In May 2010, he legally changed his gender and name. A documentary on Bono's experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later made its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Bono

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Chaz Bono -- Final Kiss Off to Critics on "Dancing With the Stars"

Chaz Bono
Booted from 'DWTS' Delivers Final Kiss Off to Critics

Chaz Bono was eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars" tonight, and his farewell speech was one part inspiration ... and one part 'screw you' to his critics -- saying, "I wanted to show America a… READ MORE >

David, Val & Chaz -- Dancing with the Topless Stars

David, Val & Chaz
Dancing with the Topless Stars

"Dancing with the Stars" dudes David Arquette, Val Chmerkovsiy and Chaz Bono busted a move before last night's competition and showed off their bare chests. Sometimes shirt doesn't happen. READ MORE >

- 1009 days ago
'Pawn Star' Chum Lee -- I'm Going to Become a Transgender

'Pawn Star' Chum Lee
I'm Going to Become A TRANSGENDER

Chaz Bono has proven to be an inspiration to the guys over at "Pawn Stars" ... at least when it comes to a Halloween costume. TMZ has learned ... Chum Lee will transform into Chaz for one of his… READ MORE >

- 1017 days ago
Cher Surfaces at 'Dancing with the Stars' ... Just Like We Said

Cher
Surfaces at "Dancing" ... Just Like We Said

Remember when we told you Cher was secretly planning to attend a taping of "Dancing with the Stars" to support Chaz and Cher's rep SWORE it wasn't true??? Well ... READ MORE >

- 1023 days ago
CBS Emergency -- Suspicious Letter Targeted Individual Connected to "DWTS"

CBS Emergency
Suspicious Letter Targeted Individual Connected to "DWTS"

The suspicious letter containing white powder that triggered a crisis at CBS Studios today was addressed to a specific individual connected with "Dancing with the Stars" ... TMZ has learned. While… READ MORE >

- 1035 days ago
CBS -- Suspicious Letter Addressed to 'Dancing with the Stars'

CBS
Suspicious Letter Addressed to 'Dancing with the Stars'

The suspicious, white-powder-containing letter that triggered an emergency situation at CBS Studios in Hollywood today was intended for "Dancing with the Stars" ... law enforcement tells TMZ. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1035 days ago
Emergency at CBS Studios -- White Powder in Mailroom

Emergency at CBS Studios
White Powder in Mailroom

Police and emergency vehicles arrived to CBS Television City in Hollywood moments ago ... after someone reported that white powder spilled out of a letter in the CBS mailroom. Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 1035 days ago
The Pregnant Man -- Rooting for Chaz Bono on 'Dancing With the Stars'

The Pregnant Man
Rooting for Chaz Bono On 'Dancing With the Stars'

There's no transgender jealousy going on between Thomas Beatie and Chaz Bono -- because everyone's favorite pregnant man told us ... he's pulling for Chaz to take home the title on "Dancing With… READ MORE >

- 1041 days ago
Carson Kressley vs. Chaz Bono -- Who Gets the GLBT Vote?

Carson Kressley vs Chaz Bono
Splitting the GLBT Vote

The biggest mystery about "Dancing with the Stars" this season -- who gets the GLBT vote ... Carson Kressley or Chaz Bono? The answer somehow comes down to ... George Jefferson!Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 1041 days ago
Gloria Allred -- Pro-Bono Dance-Off

Gloria Allred
Pro-Bono Dance-Off

Gloria Allred celebrated Chaz Bono's debut on "Dancing with the Stars" last night -- gender-bending her way through a transgender dance party in West Hollywood ... and the video clip is… READ MORE >

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