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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 Chaz after undergoing gender-change surgery last year. He is currently a LGBT rights advocate and writer.

VIDEO: Chaz Bono's gender journey

A hearing regarding the name and gender change is scheduled for May 6.