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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 »

Chaz Bono After 'Dancing with the Stars' -- So What Now?

Chaz Bono
Next Step After "Dancing" Is...

Chaz Bono shouldn't be bummed about being voted off "Dancing with the Stars" -- because he's got a bright future ahead of him ... in what? We have several (not necessarily good) ideas.Check out… READ MORE >

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 >

- 2406 days ago
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 >

- 2407 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 >

- 2415 days ago
Cher Surfaces at 'Dancing with the Stars' ... Just Like We Said

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 >

- 2421 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 >

- 2433 days ago
CBS -- Suspicious Letter Addressed to 'Dancing with the Stars'

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 >

- 2433 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 >

- 2433 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 >

- 2439 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 >

- 2439 days ago
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