‘Becoming Chaz’


Chaz Bono, son of the legendary pop duo Sonny & Cher, will be making a New York City appearance to sign copies of “Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man.”

Born Chastity Sun Bono in 1969, Chaz is the author of “Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families” (1998) and a 2003 memoir, “The End of Innocence.”

In 1995, Chaz formally identified himself publicly as a lesbian in an interview with national gay and lesbian magazine “The Advocate.” And in 2008, at age 39, Bono began undergoing transformation from female to male, and one year ago, legally changed his name and gender.

He has been an outspoken activist for the LGBT community for 15 years, has been a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, actively canvassed against the Defense of Marriage Act, and has been involved in promoting National Coming Out Day. “Transition” will be released on May 10, 2011.

ABC NEWS
By: Sheila Marikar

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