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Sonny and Cher's Child Transitioning From Female to Male

Sonny and Cher's Child Transitioning From Female to Male


"Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity. 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 nearly 20 years ago."




— Chastity Bono's spokesperson, Howard Bragman, in a written statement about Bono's decision to identify as male. Transitioning doesn't always mean gender reassignment surgery. According to Mara Keisling, executive director of the Washington-based National Center for Transgender Equality, "It's sort of a general term that encompasses both or either a social transition or a medical transition." Although Keisling said she didn't know Chaz's case specifically, to transition means that he will now be "known, seen, viewed" as male.

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sham28 sham28 7 years
Good luck, Chaz!
sham28 sham28 7 years
Good luck, Chaz!
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
@spacekatgal- totally agree with you. cher did abandon her daughter when she came out as a lesbian. and a huge part of her fan base that supports her when she isn't very relevent on the top 40 radio is gay. it was hypocritical and sad, but i'm glad she came to her senses. and i'm glad that chaz came to this realization and is making a change that he feels will help him be true to himself. i'm also glad that he made his decision public to bring more awareness to transsexualism.
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
@spacekatgal- totally agree with you. cher did abandon her daughter when she came out as a lesbian. and a huge part of her fan base that supports her when she isn't very relevent on the top 40 radio is gay. it was hypocritical and sad, but i'm glad she came to her senses.and i'm glad that chaz came to this realization and is making a change that he feels will help him be true to himself. i'm also glad that he made his decision public to bring more awareness to transsexualism.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Good for him, but I imagine that has to be difficult. Saying you want to be recognized as a male but w/out the surgery to complete it. For myself, that would be the hard part - very confusing (for myself not others). Still happy for his choice and finding peace within himself to live his true self. Wish more people could do that.
KMattes KMattes 7 years
"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 nearly 20 years ago." I think it already has. I'm glad to see this getting media coverage, it was very brave of him to be so open about this.
KMattes KMattes 7 years
"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 nearly 20 years ago."I think it already has. I'm glad to see this getting media coverage, it was very brave of him to be so open about this.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 7 years
That's interesting about the surgery options Space I'd never understood how that works. Thanks for the share. :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
judging Cher for being upset about Chastity coming out, is wrong. I know i have had this conversation before on here, but there is no set rules on how to react to such a life altering event, and to say Cher owes her career to the gay community therefore she shouldnt have been upset? is ludacris. and again.....she didnt abandon her daughter
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
judging Cher for being upset about Chastity coming out, is wrong. I know i have had this conversation before on here, but there is no set rules on how to react to such a life altering event, and to say Cher owes her career to the gay community therefore she shouldnt have been upset? is ludacris.and again.....she didnt abandon her daughter
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
good for him. I wish him all the best.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Cher didnt abandon her. she had a hard time dealing with it but soon after embraced her daughter....which is understandable. This is a serious surgery that takes serious thought, and I applaud her for doing what she/he needs to do to be at peace.
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