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Chastity Bono About To Undergo Gender Reassignment

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Sonny and Cher's daughter, Chastity Bono, has begun the process of transitioning from female to male.

Bono's publicist confirms it, saying, "Yes, it's true — Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity."

His publicist added, "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."

He also asked for respectful privacy during the process.

We wish Chaz all the best on his journey and we're happy for the peace he will find at its end.

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166 comments to “Chastity Bono About To Undergo Gender Reassignment”

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  1. 1

    Was that picture taken while he was transitioning (not surgery, I mean, clothes and behavior and such) because his feature are still effeminate.



  2. 2

    FIRST

  3. buck says – reply to this


    3

    Chaztity looks like Perez



  4. 4

    Good for Chaz, if that's what she feels she really needs to do. Many lesbians look like dudes already anyway.

  5. buck says – reply to this


    5

    …only Perez has bigger tits



  6. 6

    WOW! This is great! Im so proud of you for coming out to the public about being your true self! Im sure it was not a easy decision to make. But in the end the right one!
    Good luck Chaz! ❤



  7. 7

    Is this for REAL ? MI-GAWD, I mean, I knew "she" was fat and had "personal issues", BUT THE DAUGHTER OF CHER ? BECOMING A MAN ? Cher must be reeling in her "glad rags". O-Mi-GAWD @!!!!!



  8. 8

    .
    Good luck! It's a long process .. hang in there .. be happy



  9. 9

    Great, what the world needs…another fat Perez



  10. 10

    Re: YUCK

    Shut the fuck up.



  11. 11

    aaaaaand she felt the need to tell the world becaaaaaaaaaause?????

    Couldnt she have gotten her peen and lived happily ever after with it? Why announce it?

    Also, no matter how many operations you get, or how many peens you get added between your legs, your genetic makeup will FOREVER be what you were born as…in Chazs case….a female.

    Born a female will die a female, no paper or government can change that

  12. 6one9 says – reply to this


    12

    WOW!!! I wonder how Cher feels about having a 'son' now?? I guess Chas will be going thru a lot of surgeries? Boobs taken away and a peen put on.. hummmmmmm. Seems a bit drastic, but whatever floats her boat is fine by me.
    Let's just hope she doesn't have a baby like the she/he had. Now that's just wrong!!



  13. 13

    give me an effin break!! why do they feel the need to make this massive public announcement and then request privacy?? So tired of hearing about peoples gender confusion. Deal with it on YOUR own time.



  14. 14

    He is an inspiration for taking on this transition so publicly, I hope him all the best!

  15. kymba says – reply to this


    15

    you only have one life to live …. be happy and be YOU!!! i am all for this. i can't imagine what it is like to live life feeling like you're in the wrong body. i spent a year researching transgender issues and wrote a law school artilce on the issue. none of us are richeous enough to judge others … advocate happiness …. it will make the world a much better place.

    ps: before i get bashed … i'm a straight, conservative republican woman from the south …



  16. 16

    good for her!



  17. 17

    yay for chaz! i think it's very brave for him to come forward and tell this to the world. i hope it inspires people to be accepting and open. i hope it all goes well!



  18. 18

    I'm happy for her/him but I imagine that Sonny is doing flip flops in his grave!



  19. 19

    OMG. really? I hope she'll be happy!!

    Cher is sooo hot and Chez is fugly



  20. 20

    Good for him!



  21. 21

    Re: YUCK – Your ignorance disgusts me.



  22. 22

    holy cow!
    *no pun intended*
    it'll be the 2nd coming of John Candy!
    yay!!!!
    good luck Chuck!
    p.s.- ask for a big package. (wink)
    :-)



  23. 23

    totally right. if you don't like something change it right….

    Perez your last sentence sounds kinda morbid… like he's going on a journey to death or something, not a new chapter in his life.



  24. 24

    Good for him! I hope he is happy.

    If you don't understand it, that's fine, but to express hatred or judgment towards him just displays your ignorance and says much more about you than it does about him.



  25. 25

    Why not just stay as a gay woman??



  26. 26

    Chastity Boner



  27. 27

    She already looks like an NFL lineman…. what's the point of further "transitioning".
    I could care less about this story…. live and live live.



  28. 28

    Ewwwwww she/he didn't have to do to much to change shim looks very manly to me. gross can't stop dry heaving!!!!



  29. 29

    gay is going to far already!!!

  30. RJP3 says – reply to this


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    It is sad when anyone chops up and fills their body full of chemicals.

    She always seemed uncomfortable in her skin - but if she is a man born into a female body that is her unique special god created self. Not a mistake.

    I think it is sad she can not love and live in the body she was born in …. and live as the unique beautiful creature she is.



  31. 31

    Re: YUCK
    Only if U and every member of Ur family goes first.

  32. Wrenn says – reply to this


    32

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor Cher!!!



  33. 33

    Good for him. Although, he doesn't need to make a statement. His life is his business. Unless of course you're a conservative….then it's their hateful business. Nosey hatefel bigots!



  34. 34

    Okay people educate yourselves. This is not about being a homosexual….it is about being transgender! Chaz would have had to go under extensive psychological testing to be approved for this type of surgery. Cut her a break. How do you think she has felt over the years not being able to express her/him self? Wow, I have neer seen such hateful posts. Good luck Chaz and I hope your recovery is quick and you get the results you have been hoping for.



  35. 35

    Damn I thought Chastity became a man years ago.



  36. 36

    good for him. best wishes. a.j.

  37. Etch says – reply to this


    37

    Guy with a pie - that's nasty



  38. 38

    Re: buck – Hey Bigot, ur I mean, Buck :)



  39. 39

    To me SHE'll always be the cute little blonde girl holding Cher's hand on the Sonny and Cher show.



  40. 40

    Re: Kittencaboodle – fekking hilarious!



  41. 41

    Congratulations! Good for him!



  42. 42

    Well then, she change from a lesbian to a straight man, really funny. She will have to leave the gay community, ha ha ha.

  43. buck says – reply to this


    43

    Re: _Alice_ – i do like you…you're very cute.



  44. 44

    Re: Etch – Guy with a pie???
    LMAO!!!!



  45. 45

    Good Lord! Can it's neck be any thicker?!



  46. 46

    OMW…. oh my word..



  47. 47

    wouldn't it just be easier to get a strap on?



  48. 48

    OMG are you serious?! I'm gay but even I think this is bizarre!



  49. 49


  50. 50

    If he transitioned privately, it would eventually be made public, and he'd be pilloried for keeping it secret. I say good on him for being up front about it, and good luck to him. I can't imagine it's an easy process for anyone, especially someone even tangentially in the public eye.

    Oh, and to all you ignorant fucks: shut the fuck up. That is all.



  51. 51

    Re: Rintendo – You can't be more correct about this. Cosmetic surgery is the dirge of a society. People need to learn how to love themselves for who they are. I'm pretty sure that stuff like this is a mental issue that affects only one certain part of the brain. There was a study that had proven this, if I'm not mistaken. Purely cosmetic surgery(botox, collagen, penile implants, etc.) should be banned considering they add nothing to a society and only furthers the notion that beauty is the most important thing in the world.



  52. 52

    VAL KILMER??



  53. 53

    Again…can someone help me out? What is a "man"? What is a "woman"? How do you feel like a man on the inside? Does that mean you want to get paid more for the same job? How do men feel on the inside? What is a man? Define it.

    I'm not even trying to be funny. I don't understand this.

    AND, if transgender is about your insides and outsides not matching why is it now the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community? Three out of four are sexual preferences and one is a-sexual.

    I am really confused.



  54. 54

    Good for him. How cruel mother nature can be…



  55. 55

    This has gotta be hard for Cher no matter how supporting and open-minded she is. This is a lot to deal with.

    My thoughts are with you Cher. You've always been a cool woman!



  56. 56

    Wow…I'm speechless… I never saw this coming. She was such an adorable kid when she used to be on the Sonny and Cher show. She looks so different. I wish her the best.



  57. 57

    How about a gastric by-pass surgery instead?



  58. 58

    Ok I'm only confused because of one thing:

    Chasity was a lesbian… now she wants to be a man. So is she then going to be straight, or gay and begin dating men? I mean I understand gender reassignment surgery COMPLETELY, but I've never known anyone who was gay and then changed genders.

    Either way… hope you find happiness, Chaz



  59. 59

    This sparks a question. If she becomes a man, is he a lesbian now? I mean, what? This stuff is starting to get too weird. When I was a kid I wanted to be a tiger. I think I should find out if that's possible now.



  60. 60

    LoL to the half breed comment!!



  61. 61

    Re: YUCKRe: YUCK
    Get an education!! You braindead inbreed!!



  62. 62

    you go chas!



  63. 63

    If HE wanted privacy, why didn't HE keep it to himself. It doesn't come under my need to know.



  64. 64

    His coming out nearly 20 years ago? His????



  65. 65

    Like mother like daughter. Cher is actually a man.



  66. 66

    can't believe this. poor cher has money, fame, respect, and had great looks, but you can never have it all.



  67. 67

    Re: Rintendo – "Does that mean you want to get paid more for the same job?"
    .
    I know you're serious, Rintendo, but that cracked me up.
    .
    In my opinion unless you are a hermaphrodite that was raised as the wrong gender (this happens more often than you'd think), meaning that you actually have the wrong chromosomes for your 'gender', then I believe one should really try to accept their body and be themselves. All the positive psych evals in the world will not convince me that a mentally healthy person should have the desire to hack up their body and commit to hormonal therapy for the rest of their life. People often think that a drastic proceedure such as this will solve their problems, but of course it won't.

  68. MP says – reply to this


    68

    Sorry, but that's just too out there for me.



  69. 69

    Cher can give her/him lots of plastic surgery tips.



  70. 70

    i'm all for those who feel the need to transition,
    but i have had the sheer displeasure if dealing with "it",
    and "it" was rude, and sarcastic without any reason

    it doesn't matter WHATEVER gender "it" wants to become

    "it" is an A-S-S-H-O-L-E



  71. 71

    The bad news is HIS wiener will only be as big as HER clit.



  72. 72

    ew.
    these fuckers need to die.

  73. exBFF says – reply to this


    73

    I hope Chas finds peace. Eff all you haters…go sniff Carrie Prejean. You deserve each other.



  74. 74

    Good for Chaz, if it's what he wants to do then more power to him. Besides…women make the best men. *Shivers*

  75. Tohe says – reply to this


    75

    The genotype not always translates to the person's phenotype, chemistry is a bitch! Good luck to him.



  76. 76

    Oh my Gosh..she's already been referred as "he"…. Chaz…more power to you.



  77. 77

    um,why do they refer to her as he?
    last i heard she has a va-jay-jay…..
    she will never be a he,she may have her boobs cut off and her va-jay-jay sliced and diced and rolled up,but she will always be a she,never a he…she can look and act like a man,but she can never exchange her chromosones..or who she was born as,just like that woman who claims to be a man who has given birth from oregon…looka lika a man,but really a woman.jeeze,get some counseling or something….

  78. Low says – reply to this


    78

    I don't get it.. but it's not me.. so she can do what she wants. Sounds a bit odd.. but oh well. I just don't want anybody that this has anything to do with being gay. It's totally different.



  79. 79

    Re: kymba
    obviously you didnt spend a year researching grammar and spelling…
    ”richeous”…i think you mean ”righteous”???..”artlice”?? i think you mean ”article”? perhaps?
    what was yr grade on that misspelled project?



  80. 80

    Re: Rintendo – People have lived as genders other than the one they were assumed at birth for centuries in a lot of different cultures. Check out the book Transgender Warriors for histories, if you really are interested in being educated. Often times, it was just decided by the community.

    In this culture, people assume your gender by looking at you- not by checking your genetic code. Hormones offer the changes that can help people be more often assumed. So, hormones and surgeries are a relatively new method, but living as a different gender is not new.

    My guess is a lot- not all- people (gay and straight) would be uncomfortable living in a different gendered body, if they had to. It is complicated because there is no one thing that makes someone feel male or female, but it's certainly not new- there's just new ways of thinking about it and dealing with it.



  81. 81

    Hey to all the haters. FUCK YOU. YOU are disgusting.
    i congratulate Bono and his courage to be WHO he really is.

    Biology is not destiny!!! Why should we be bound to an identity that is not our own, based on our genitals? That is wrong, and fuck you morons and your opressive, bi-gender, segregationalist FUCKED UP system. t(-_-t)



  82. 82

    Get your ma to buy you a Peterbilt. Truckers make good money and you can meet lots of diesel dykes. Best O' luck.



  83. 83

    By the way, guess whose site you're reading? This Perez guy is a flaming gay, gender bender himself and you're sitting here registered to this site, bashing someone who is very similar to him. wow.



  84. 84

    She already looks like a man. Instead of buying a d*ck she should be buying some slim fast.



  85. 85

    "he" ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!



  86. 86

    That wouldn't really make her a lesbian anymore, now would it? LOL what a mindfuck.



  87. 87

    Does that mean she's not a lesbian anymore?



  88. 88

    i dont " Believe" it. Surely it must take some " Love & Understanding". Whats her new look…" Just Like Jesse James"?



  89. 89

    She just doesn't want to use that ole strap-on anymore!



  90. 90

    WTF???? Being a lezbo isn't enough?? Don't mess with your va jay jay, girl!



  91. 91

    Grow up and show some maturity. It's the 21st century but you'd never know it by the childish and ignorant comments posted on here. It takes courage to undertake such major and painful surgery plus take hormones for years to transition into what they should have been in the first place.



  92. 92

    W
    T
    F
    ?

    SONNY IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  93. 93

    wow!! im in shock
    i never expected it!!
    i have to support her



  94. 94

    Re: southy
    It is DISGUSTING what She Yes She is going to do!!!!!



  95. 95

    That's insane.



  96. 96

    If she (yeah I said SHE) wanted privacy, then why did she make the announcement? It's not like she's in the public eye much, if she wanted privacy she should have kept her mouth shut. Just another fame whore.



  97. 97

    Funny she probably would have gotten laid more as a dyke



  98. 98

    Ugh WRONG. SO WRONG. It's not transphobia, its body dismorphia people!!!



  99. 99

    Good for him!
    Wow…and to make it public- I can't even imagine how much courage that takes.

  100. Lucas says – reply to this


    100

    Chaz is a SHE, not a HE. You can say it all you want, until the cows come home, but I don't care what the freaks say - once a woman, always a woman. Just because you take some hormones, doesn't make you a GUY. You can't change the brain ya know! You can ACT like a guy, but you can never be one genetically….no matter how many surgeries you have. You will always have female cells inside you!

    Mel

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