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Chastity Bono announces sex change

Posted by princessxxx on June 12, 2009

CHASTITY BONO  (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)
CHASTITY BONO (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chastity Bono is having a sex change to become a man. A spokesman for Bono, born a girl to Sonny and Cher, says he “has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity” and began the sex-change process earlier this year. Publicist Howard Bragman said Bono is proud of his decision and hopes “that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue.”

The 40-year-old writer, activist and reality-TV star came out as gay 20 years ago, Bragman said.

In the book “Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, & Their Families,” Bono describes the realization of being “somehow different — specifically different from who my mom expected me to be.”

A message left with Cher’s representatives was not immediately returned Thursday.

Bono’s second book, “The End of Innocence: A Memoir,” details how relationships with Joan, a lover, and Sonny and Cher changed after coming out.

In 1995, Bono posed for the cover of the gay magazine The Advocate and began working for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


2 Responses to “Chastity Bono announces sex change”

  1. dorian9 said

    well, well. my question is: does the future mr. bono have any political aspirations? that would be interesting. our country will have the first transgender politician. mayor of los angeles or las vegas would be a good office.


  2. princessxxx said

    well, he would be a better politician like his dad than he would be a Vegas headliner like his mom.


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