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Chaz Bono
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Chaz Bono in 2017
Born
Chastity Sun Bono

March 4, 1969 (1969-03-04) (age 52)
Other names Chaz Salvatore Bono
Occupation Writer, musician, activist
Years active 1972–present
Known for Sonny & Cher's only child together, LGBT activism, writing
Parent(s) Sonny Bono, Cher

Chaz Salvatore Bono (born Chastity Sun Bono; March 4, 1969) is an American actor and is a spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He danced on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

In 1995 Chaz, who was called Chastity at the time, told The Advocate that he was a lesbian. In 2008 Bono started gender transition to male. Bono is no longer a lesbian. He is a heterosexual man.

He is the son of Sonny and Cher Bono. He is a female-to-male transsexual. A documentary on Bono's experience, Becoming Chaz, was at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It was later on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Books written

  • Family Outing (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (1998). Little, Brown and Company. pp. 272.
  • The End of Innocence: A Memoir (with Michele Kort) (2003). pp. 232.
  • Transition: the story of how I became a man (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (2011). New York: Dutton.
  • Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (2012 paperback). Plume. pp. 272.

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