More Sonny, less Cher. Celebrity daughter Chastity Bono is undergoing a sex change to become a man, her publicist announced Thursday. The gender-swap process began shortly after Bono's 40th birthday in March and more than a decade after she came out as a lesbian.
Keith Ablowthe Fox News version of Dr. Drew, is concerned Chaz Bono 's appearance on "Dancing With the Star's" this fall may inspire children -- especially the particularly vulnerable tomboys -- to get gender transition as if it's a "civil right! They don't really need to be encouraged to say hey, maybe I'm not a tomboy, maybe I'm a boy!
Chaz Bono may take the final step in his transition from female to male and have penile reconstruction, a complex procedure that can be risky. Born Chastity, the son of '60s pop icons Sonny and Cher, Bono says he knew from an early age that he was born in the wrong body. Since going public inhe has injected himself with testosterone, grown body hair and surgically removed his breasts.
For Chastity Bono, being Sonny and Cher's only child meant living in the public eye. She made a heralded debut as an adorable, blonde-curled 2-year-old on her parents' TV show in the s; her dramatic coming out as a lesbian in the s and subsequent gay activism pulled her further into the spotlight. But the latest development in this Hollywood daughter's life is sure to grab more attention than anything that preceded it.
Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Many people remember Chaz Bono as Chastity, Sonny and Cher's little blonde daughter, but in recent years she has made the transition to life as a man.
Chaz Bono, the only child of Sonny and Cherhas opened up for the first time about his plans to get a full sex change. Dancing with the Stars favourite Chaz, is already receiving testosterone injections and had his breasts surgically removed after his 40th birthday. But the activist, born Chastity, is now saving for the final surgery to get a penis.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. I have a gun. With pop legend Cher for a mum, the year-old is used to unwanted attention from strangers.
He was first introduced to the world as Chastitya golden-haired little girl in the arms of her famous parents, Sonny and Cherbut after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, he is now Chaz Bono. In a rare and candid interview at his home in West Hollywood, Calif. I think of it as hormones that, you know, went in the brain but not in the body, and that's all being transgender is.
Wearing a suit and tie and with cropped dark hair, he was accompanied by a woman believed to be his girlfriend, Jennifer Elia. The year-old, born Chastity Sun Bono, has had sex-change surgery in the past few years. During that time his appearance has altered radically.
Cher has revealed that she was ''traumatised'' when she made the realisation that she would never hear her daughter's voice again. The singer's son Chaz Bono, who was born a female named Chastity, began gender reassignment surgery around three years ago. She said in new documentary Becoming Chaz : "I was hysterical one day because I was calling Chaz's answering machine and I realized it was her old voice, and then I said, 'Chaz is there a way I can save it because I will never hear that voice again?