Chaz Bono

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Chaz Bono
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Chaz Bono, 2010
Born Chastity Sun Bono
(1969-03-04) March 4, 1969 (age 49)
Los Angeles, California, US
Other names Chaz Salvatore Bono
Occupation Writer, musician, activist
Years active 1972–present
Known for Sonny & Cher's only child together, LGBT activism, writing
Parent(s) Sonny Bono, Cher

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

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