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Cher's Daughter Undergoing Gender Reassignment Process

Cher's Daughter Undergoing Gender Reassignment Process

Chastity Bono, daughter of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, is in the process of transitioning from a female to a male.

“Yes, it’s true — Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity,” publicist Howard Bragman told TMZ of the gender reassignment surgery. “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.”

Chastity started the process sometime in March following his 40th birthday.

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  • layla

    how terrifying, in this day and age to have to tell the whole world. kudos for being so brave :)

  • F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n

    get the fcuk outta here! ew.. damn, they’re some sick fcuks out there. celebrity kids stay fcuked up in the head.
    chastity to chaz?! hahahaha.. this is like a bad tv show.

  • anonymous

    Ick. Just ick!!!

  • Haley

    Since HER brother Elijah Blue is also gay, I wonder if HE will get the opposite surgery to become a girl ? At least then, Cher will still have a son AND a daughter.

  • Trey

    And Elijah Blue can donate his unwanted p e n i s to his new brother to be !

  • Boo haa

    I don’t think good ole “chaz” will have to worry about being asked for an interview. No one would touch this “story” with a ten foot clown pole.

  • suz

    Really? Elijah Blue is also gay? Guess that’s what hapens when your mom’s a gay icon.

  • suz


  • steffi

    I think it’s really courageous. Good Luck!!!!!!!!

  • Dr920210

    snip snip… with the floppy cans……slop… fill in the sink hole…… stitch stitch.. on with pump-up wang……massive doses of testosterone…. done

  • Lola

    WOW! Talk about haters. Good for her! At least she is doing something that will make her more comfortable. Who are all of you to judge?

  • Daahhh Timmah

    Is the surgery being performed pro-Bono?…… dahh

  • bree

    interviews? that’s silly.

    Chasity is still a SHE and even afterwards…is still a SHE. No medical changes, etc,…can change the fact.

    Does this mean she will get a p e n i s, grow hair all over, voice changing…..etc….???

    Even if she does….it’s still a SHE. DNA does not change

  • pinkrose

    The pregnant man now has two kids. Once a woman, always a woman….it doesn’t matter how much you contort, distort and reassign. You are what you are. I cannot think of Chastity Bono as a man after so long. So stop with the his privacy and his courage. She is a woman!!

  • hmmm

    I know this will sound closed minded but I don’t care. I understand the gay thing but I really don’t get the whole sex change thing. Something is really wrong with people if they want to cut off their penis or create a penis. I mean, why? Why can’t she just be a lesbian? Good for him if it makes him happy but I can’t help but wonder if he’s gonna regret it later. The pregnant man really trips me out.

  • Rhonda

    I feel really bad for Cher and I’m sure Sonny wouldn’t even want to be around for this. Cher’s son is gay as well? Is that true? This is really beyond my understanding. on another site, they said Chasity wants to “educate” us about this, I don’t want to be “educated” . This whole “gay” agenda is getting more perverted by the minute.

  • zzzzz

    interview “him” about what? this is just a grab for attention. seems being a decent citizen and just getting on with things is not enough for these media hungry sados.

  • ****

    I guess you can get a little confused when you grow up in a glass pyramid.

  • pat

    Saw her on one of the weight loss shows a couple of years back. She already is half way there, she has the build of a middle-aged male truck driver.

  • Kev

    I’d pay good money to see her interviewed when she grows her first moustache and beard.

  • joy

    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"Once a woman, always a woman….it doesn’t matter how much you contort, distort and reassign. You are what you are. I cannot think of Chastity Bono as a man after so long. So stop with the his privacy and his courage. She is a woman!!”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”

    I agree. God doesn’t make junk and God doesn’t make mistakes.

  • shaCHEER11

    you know i like respect gay rights and all that crap but this is just ick. i mean, once a woman always a women. you were made a women for a reason. im just really grossed out by this

  • lisa

    I guess the tabs were obsessing on Brad/Angie and Jon/Kate.. they missed this big time. Funny the news is happening all around, yet the tabs keep printing the same old same old stories..

    LMAO.. I am just speachless

  • Liza

    Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly does gender reassignment mean? Is she going to have her breasts removed and a penis graphed on or will she just identify as male?

  • Ick

    She looks like a blonde Rosie O’Donnell.

  • Ick

    Where do you buy one of those pump-up dickies ?

  • Liverwurst

    As I understand it Chaz feels she/he isn’t gay but just the wrong gender.

  • the ghost of sonny

    jeeez.,…… now this piece of news is enough to make a parent want to ski into a tree….

  • Another one bites the dust!

    Just what we need in the world….another SHIM!

    You go on a date nowadays and you literallly have to have a damn DNA test. You change your sexuality they change the birth certificate.

    This is what troubles me about the gay community. If you are a woman and like women why dress and act like a man. If you are a man and like men why dress in drag and act feminine. Hypocrital lfestyle. This is why some people have a hard time embracing homosexuality. It seems more of a lifestyle choice than something you are born into. Makes no sense.

    Sad thing is…I seriously doubt this gender assignment surgery will change her love life. If she lost about 200 pounds there may be hope.

  • wrong


    She has had only female lovers. That makes her a lesbian.

  • http://facebook Alyberry

    I don’t know why people are giving her props for wanting to become a frickin’ man! It’s PERPOSTEROUS! She’s on crack for wanting to do something so dramatic. I don’t condone it one bit!

  • michael

    i love you even more. I am praying for a quick recovery!

  • Cyan

    They seriously f*cked up those kids

  • jaye

    Liza @ 06/11/2009 at 6:05 pm

    Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly does gender reassignment mean? Is she going to have her breasts removed and a ***** graphed on or will she just identify as male?
    A psychiatrist evaluates the patient. If appropriate, the doctor prescribes male hormones. The hormones change the body makeup, which includes hair growth. The clitoris also grows larger. You start to look more like a man.

    hen there is removal of b*reasts. most states will recognize the person as a male once this occurs. A hysterectomy can also be performed during this process.

    This process can take several years, while the patient is taking hormones. Most people stop at this point.

    if the patient goes forward, the surgeon often makes a small male member . I’ll spare you the details of THAT surgery. This information was found elsewhere on the internet.

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  • melissa

    I’m not sure how this will work. Will he have a working piece or a rubber thing

  • lakers fan in boston

    i support gays and lesbians
    but i refuse 2 support trannies
    it’s just totally wrong imo
    stick 2 what u were given

  • wanda

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth after reading this. THIS IS NOT NORMAL BEHAVIOR PEOPLE!!!

  • fantasy

    wow just wow..not sure what to think about this…

  • sick lezbo

    It seems more of a lifestyle choice than something you are born into.This is why the sick ass gay comunity is not accepted there perverse and sick ass holes. Youll allways be a women chaz your mom is sick she screws everything with pants on your brother sick too the whole family is possed.

  • LuckyL

    …and people when want to act like I’m an a**hole when I say they need to take a sociology, gender/sexuality, or anthropology course.

  • shoe)freak

    you are all f*cking twats you know that, why the hell should you care what she/he does it doesnt affect your life. i hope all you homophobic ass holes die soon.

  • Sonny

    Will she still have monthly periods? If so, she will remain a woman. Celeb kids are so screwed up.



  • Kris

    I can’t get past the “He is “, “He will” part to even consider the rest

  • jupi3


    Plain and simple………God and Nature are supreme Intelligences.

    Chastity has some extreme mental problems.

    She’s just looking for some attention.

  • arugularose

    This is a very brave step. I am sending my best wishes that everything goes smoothly and that Chaz gets the support he needs.

  • jupi3

    She is seriously mentally ill!

  • kim

    Well, so instead of having a lesbian daughter she’s going to have a straight son! LOL I guess all those years of therapy over having a gay child were for naught. hehehehe!

  • kim

    Gay is not the issue. Chaz is not gay, he was just born the wrong sex. Talk about a mis diagnosis. hehehe