Chaz Bono

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Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Chaz Bono, 2017
Born
Chastity Sun Bono

(1969-03-04) March 4, 1969 (age 50)
Other namesChaz Salvatore Bono
OccupationWriter, musician, activist
Years active1972–present
Known forSonny & Cher's only child together, LGBT activism, writing
Parent(s)Sonny Bono, Cher
FamilyGeorgia Holt (grandmother)

Chaz Salvatore Bono[1] (born Chastity Sun Bono; March 4, 1969) is an American actor and is a spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He danced on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.[2]

In 1995 Chaz, who was called Chastity at the time, told The Advocate that he was a lesbian.[3] In 2008 Bono started gender transition to male. Bono is no longer a lesbian. He is a heterosexual man.[4]

He is the son of Sonny and Cher Bono.[5][6] He is a female-to-male transsexual. A documentary on Bono's experience, Becoming Chaz, was at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It was later on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.[7]

Books written[change | change source]

  • Family Outing (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (1998). Little, Brown and Company. pp. 272. ISBN 978-0316102339
  • The End of Innocence: A Memoir (with Michele Kort) (2003). pp. 232. ISBN 978-1555837952
  • Transition: the story of how I became a man (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (2011). New York: Dutton. ISBN 978-0525952145
  • Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (2012 paperback). Plume. pp. 272. ISBN 978-0452298002

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cher's son now officially a man". BBC News. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  2. "BBC News - Cher berates 'bigots' attack on son's role in TV show". BBC. 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  3. "CNN - Chastity Bono opens up about coming out - October 14, 1998". www.cnn.com.
  4. Andrea Peyser (16 May 2011). "Chaz a real drag for gay community".
  5. "Chastity Bono Undergoing Gender Change". TV Guide. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  6. "Chastity Bono is Chaz Bono". Right Celebrity. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  7. "Chaz Bono Documentary To Debut On OWN | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 2011-11-14.

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