Chastity Bono will be a Man before her Mother

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Chastity Bono, civil rights advocate, journalist, author and musician, is in the early stages of changing his gender — transitioning from female to male.

Chastity, as everyone knows, is the daughter of the legendary entertainers, Sonny and Cher.

Bono’s publicist, Howard Bragman issued the following statement:

“Yes, it’s true. 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. We ask that the media respect Chaz’s privacy during this long process as he will not be doing any interviews at this time.”

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11 Responses to Chastity Bono will be a Man before her Mother

  1. VicoDANIEL says:

    You know, I’m not really surprised.

    I saw Chastity at a book signing a few years ago and her energy was 100% male. I thought it was just me but she just came across as male.

    Cher has seen and lived through it all.

  2. Rachel says:

    Cool. I bet Cher is super supportive.

  3. Bel Ami says:

    I’ll bet $50 Chastity is filming the journey.

    She was supposed to be on a reality TV show and this would be a perfect segment to film for a major life event.

  4. Randy Arroyo says:

    I heard this on the radio this afternoon and the I didn’t believe it. Well, this will give Cher even more cred with the LGBT community. I wonder how she will work it into interviews and her live show? Knowing Cher, with total honesty.

  5. It takes a lot of courage to do what Chaz is doing. Kudos…I cannot for the life of me imagine what it takes for a person to make the decision to go down that road.

  6. JollyRoger says:

    As John Lennon said, whatever gets you through the night…

  7. retahyajyajav says:

    This story would’ve been shocking in the 1970’s but in 2009, it’s like “huh?”

    I think what makes it interesting is, Chastity is the daughter of one of the most famous women in the history of music and entertainment: Cher.

    Godspeed, Chastity and best wishes. The comics and the dirt bags are going to be merciless. Hang tough.

  8. Brigadoon says:

    Merciless indeed. Some of the comments I’ve read already are vicious and hate-filled. Chastity is very brave. I’m sure she will be fine and I wish her all the happiness in the world.

  9. libhomo says:

    If only the Democrats in Washington had half of Chaz’s courage.

  10. MrMoM says:

    I’ve read a lot of critical opinions about Chaz and it astounds me that people who will probably never meet him have such an issue with this. I believe there’s a song that goes, “If ya mind yer own business then ya won’t be mindin’ mine”

  11. Prairiedog says:

    I haven’t seen anyone say they have an issue with Chastity becoming a man. In fact, the opposite.

    But Chastity is a public person: she’s an author and a political activist. She’s also the daughter of one of the most famous and successful women in the entertainment and music world. There’s just no way people can’t have an opinion about this.

    It’s human nature.

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