Now that Chaz Bono has undergone gender reassignment, he wants to become a Hollywood leading man. The child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, who turns 44 on March 4, last acted on network TV in 1997; when he was still Chastity, Bono played a support group leader in the episode of Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres' character came out to her parents.
Chaz Bono was a pop cultural symbol long before he physically became Chaz: first as Hollywood royalty born to entertainers Sonny and Cher, then a gay-rights activist and now the most famous transgender person in the world. But on Becoming Chaz, a 90-minute documentary that premiered Tuesday on OWN, the symbol becomes human...
Chaz Bono says he has no doubt he was born a man.
"This is how I was born," he told ABC's Nightline about his gender reassignment surgery. "It's actually pretty simple if you look at. We all in the womb start out as female and then hormones come and we either stay female or we become male. I think of it as hormones that, you know, went in the ...
Cher; Chaz Bono
Cher says that she still sometimes forgets to call her transgender son, Chaz Bono, a man.
Chaz Bono asks to change name, gender
"She's a very smart girl — boy!" Cher said during an interview with Vanity Fair. "This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns ...
Chaz Bono has filed a petition to change his name and gender, according to The Associated Press.
Born as Chastity to Sonny Bono and Cher, Bono, 41, changed his name to...
In his first interview since announcing he would undergo a sex change, Chaz Bono says he's enjoying the life he fought for years to attain.
Chastity Bono undergoing gender change
"It's a long process going back almost a decade," Bono told Entertainment Tonight. "I got clean and sober in 2004 and I couldn't have done this before that."
The 40-year-old Bono — who was born Chastity, the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono — said the most difficult part of the journey was "finding the courage not to worry about what other people would think of me so much."
Bono said he has mentally and emotionally felt he was a man since he was a child. "There wasn't much feminine about me," he said. "I believe that gender is something between your ears, not between your legs. That is something I discovered in the early '90s. It was just a long process of being comfortable enough to do something about it."
Cher speaks out on daughter's gender change: "I will strive to be understanding"
Bono began the sex change in March, and he's already experienced physical changes...
Cher, Chastity Bono
Cher said she would support her daughter's decision to undergo a sex change, but admits she doesn't fully understand.
It was the first time Cher talked about the transition since Chaz (né Chastity) Bono's publicist announced last week the musician and author had started the process earlier this year.
"Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that..."
Chaz (né Chastity) Bono, the 40-year-old daughter of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, is undergoing a gender change — a transition that began shortly after his birthday earlier this year, his publicist said on Thursday.
"Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman, said in a statement. "He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones."
"It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his coming out did. We ask that the media respect Chaz's privacy during this long process."
Now a civil rights advocate, journalist and author, Bono came out to his parents at age ...
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