Chastity Bono to Undergo Sex Change, Become a Man

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Chastity Bono, civil rights advocate, journalist, author, musician, and the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, is in the early stages of changing her gender.

She will be transitioning from female to male, having already started the sex change process earlier this year, shortly after celebrating her 40th birthday.

Known to family and friends as Chaz, Chastity Bono came out as a lesbian two decades ago. Now she's undergoing bold, gender reassignment treatment.

The star's publicist, Howard Bragman, confirmed the news and issued the following statement, already referring to Chastity Bono with a different pronoun:

Chastity Bono Photo

"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."

Bragman declined to answer specific questions about the sex change process, which typically involves hormone therapy, and sometimes - but not always - surgery.

Here's wishing Chaz nothing the best in this endeavor.

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It's really great that people are sharing this innfomatior.

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I am a 11 year old girl and i want to be a boy and i am tired of being called a lesbian every day do you know how it feels? yah know girls always want to pick on me until i cry and when i get a sex change i want my name to be Jonathan

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I believe in pro choice. This individual has every right to do what she,soon to be he wants. God Bless this persons soul. She has a beautiful Heart,bleeds & crys like ALL Good Souls. If you cant say anything nice, then DONT SAY ANYTHIMG AT ALL. This is her world too!

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I mean no disrespect, but Chaz is going to be a WOMAN till the day SHE dies. it does not matter if she buys herself a penis, cuts out her uterus and ovaries, and hacks off her breasts. She is still going to be a woman. We all need to be happy with what we are, or we end up like this poor woman mutilating ourselves. Weather it be through cutting, anorexia, alcohol, drug, or hacking off our sexual organs. SHE is sick and I feel sorry for her. We can only pray that cutting herself up will bring her the peace she seeks. Somehow I doubt it will.

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kool. is that what she looked like b4 or now?

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Still in 2009 it takes a tremendous amount of courage for gays/bi/and Transgender people to live who they are. Small minded societal conditioning has only led up a bit, evidenced by that 88 year old neo nazi of yesterday's news. Chaz is the ONLY one who can live his life. He must be able to live it freely and on his terms with complete allowance and acceptance by all including his Mom, Cher who evidently is have a very difficult time with Chaz's decision. All the power to you Chaz. And all the Best. We love you and support you.

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I'm very happy for Chaz :)

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Only in America.

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More power to her/now him. Who on God's green earth are we to judge?

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