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Cher's Daughter Chaz Bono - Why Did the Transgender Writer Transition from Woman?

Bran Published On Thu Oct 15 2020   Modified On Thu Oct 15 2020
Cher's Daughter Chaz Bono - Why Did the Transgender Writer Transition from Woman?

Chaz Bono is a transgender man who found real happiness when he knew himself from the inside. Know the exact reason why the talented actor cum writer transition from woman to man.

Chaz Salvatore Bono, aka Chaz Bono, was prominent in the entertainment industry as an infant thanks to his ties as the son of American singer Cher and producer Sonny Bono. If that wasn't enough, he continued to burn the midnight oil to follow his parents and be as successful as them. The 51-year-old has been a household name in the entertainment industry as well, following his appearances in films like '3 From Hell', 'Bar Girls', and television shows like 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and 'Where the Bears Are.'

The introduction of Chaz Bono would be incomplete without mentioning that he is a transgender man. Although he was identified as a woman initially, the 51-year-old later realized who he actually is. Interestingly, his transformation story was covered widely in the highly-rated American gay monthly magazine, 'The Advocate.' Cher's son underwent a female-to-male gender transition from 2008 to 2010. But, what exactly was Bono's thought process behind his decision to change his sexuality.

Chaz Bono's Gender Change Timeline In Detail

Chaz Bono in a black t-shirt poses for a picture.

Chaz Bono was a blonde girl in the past named, Chastity.
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While Chaz Bono's professional accomplishments are transparent to everyone, the 51-year-old musician went through remarkable personal life changes over the past years. It all began in 1995 when Bono was identified as a woman. As the son of Cher and Sonny Bono and an actor himself, he got a lot of media attention, which lauded him as a 'lesbian' by the tabloid press. After a lot of media gossip, the actor was brave enough to publicly identify himself as a lesbian in a cover story in 'The Advocate.' 

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It is obvious that there are many people like Chaz Bono who have transformed their gender. What differentiates him from the others is the fact that he was bold enough to be open about it. He even encouraged others and released a book titled 'Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families, ' which was a fruitful read for people like him. 

Chaz Bono in a black leather jacket poses for a picture.

Chaz Bono transitioned from female to male legally in 2010.
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Chaz Bono's life took another turn in the late 2000s as he was further exploring himself. In 2008, he started on a process to transition from a female to a male. A feature from Entertainment Tonight covered the whole story in June 2009. Consequently, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender and the name to become a trans man. A documentary called 'Becoming Chaz,' which screened in 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival that reflects, reflects his impressive change process.

Transgender Chaz Bono Happy As A Man

Chaz Bono's life has been quite interesting as he successfully transformed his gender from a woman to a man. Not just did he change his gender, but the blonde daughter of Cher, Chastity, even came up with a new name. Being a celebrity child was the most difficult thing for the actor to come out publicly. Bono even admitted that he would 'have done it years earlier' if he didn't have to be public about it. Furthermore, he disclosed how fame was a big roadblock for him as he never got the option to transition and not tell people about it.

Chaz Bono's before and after picture.

Chaz Bono is the son of Cher and Sonny.
Photo Source: People

As expected, Bono didn't get all the positive responses as he was made fun of by many. To respond to the critics, he accepted how the world's obsessed with genitals and what you were named before.' The main reason behind transforming his gender was only happiness and nothing else. The only regret was doing it late, at the age of 40.

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