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Chastity Bono to change gender

Thursday Jun 11, 2009

The Chaz-man cometh.

Chastity Bono is transitioning from female to male, it was reported today by the gossip website TMZ.

Their report reads as follows:

"Chastity Bono, civil rights advocate, journalist, author and musician, is in the early stages of changing his gender -- transitioning from female to male, TMZ has learned.

"Bono, the child of legendary entertainers Sonny and Cher, began the process earlier this year, shortly after his 40th birthday.

"'Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity,' confirmed Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman.

"'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. '"


  • BB, 2009-06-11 19:25:32

    According to other sources, Bono is NOT growing a penis. So, what exactly, besides whittling off what is left of the breast tissue, is the "changing sex" about? The genes will still be double X, and nothing is going to get rid of those childbearing hips, so what’s all the noise about?

  • , 2009-07-17 08:00:29

    if he choses to take testosterone it entails fat redistrobution, increased hair growth and muscle strength, slight bone structure changes, enlarged sexual organs, and a deeper voice. testosterone can also cause such things as male pattern baldness, an increase in bad cholestorol, and increased sexual drive.

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