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Cher's Daughter to Become Her Son

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Chastity Bono, who came out as a lesbian years ago, has now decided to have a sex change and become a man.

cher and daughter now a son

As first reported by TMZ, Chastity -- or as she is now known, Chaz -- "after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," according to rep Howard Bragman.

Bragman says "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."

40-year-old Chastity is Cher's only child with ex Sonny Bono. Cher also has a son, Elijah, with Gregg Allman.

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Mamimi June 11, 2009, 4:56 PM

God bless!

Anonymous June 11, 2009, 5:22 PM

Good for him!

kitty June 11, 2009, 5:43 PM


Wendy June 11, 2009, 6:10 PM

Profoundly sad. I feel great compassion for all men and women who believe they were born into the wrong gender. They are being greatly deceived and oppressed. They deserve prayer. They are not to be congratulated. This is just one more thing we are doing in this so-called modern society, to break the wise counsel and guidance of God, with absolutely distastrous results all around us. God does not place you in the wrong body! He has great love and blessings for each of us and a perfect plan for us, if only we will listen. All satan does is “steal, kill, and destroy.” That is his stock and trade and he is the father of lies. Chastity is female and no amount of hormones or surgery will change that. I pray she stops before she proceeds further.

Just Sayin' June 11, 2009, 6:29 PM

Amen Wendy

Pamala June 11, 2009, 7:16 PM

As a Christian I feel anyone who believes in Satan to be truly misinformed. Anything that happens in this world is to be blamed solely on people, not some being people like to pass off responsibility on. What anyone cares about whether someone gets reassignment surgery or not is beyond me. Since when is someone elses decision your’s to worry about or to even talk bad about? Isn’t that between God and that person?

Anonymous June 11, 2009, 7:34 PM

We need to except people for who they are… the end of the day it’s there life..

Curious June 11, 2009, 9:29 PM

Pamala, I was just wondering…. Do you believe in Heaven and Hell? Isn’t Satan God’s greatest Angel who thought he was better than God and was forever cast to hell?

Melissa June 11, 2009, 11:12 PM

It beautiful that he is choosing to be open about being transgendered. I find it so unfortunate that so many people choose to live a lie or kill themselves because they are worried about what others think. We’re all human and nobody is born perfect. It’s beautiful when one can truly embrace who they are without fear. It saddens me that some people show such hatred to these people, especially people of faith who supposedly believe in loving and forgiving others.

anonymouse June 12, 2009, 12:18 AM

Congrats to Chaz :)
I hope this brings awareness to people and opens their minds. I don’t understand why this subject brings out so much hate and disgust in people. It makes me sick.

Elaine M. Grabinski June 12, 2009, 12:42 AM

He needs to be true to himself. That essentially is between him and his Creator.

Anonymous June 12, 2009, 12:17 PM

why is everyone congratulating her and blessing him??? she obviously has strong issues with accepting who she is. She will not be happy after this sex change, but only more confused. I would strongly suggest counseling for her.

Anonymous June 12, 2009, 6:23 PM

For everyone who is suggesting counseling, transgender individuals go through an enormous amount of therapy before they can undergo sex change surgery. And for everyone in here who is preeching about god, being transgender has nothing to do with religion. Its about feeling trapped in your own body for your whole life without being able to escape it. “Let he among us without sin be the first to condemn”. Before you pass judgement on a situation, you should understand the situation. The way other people live their lives does not effect you in any way. It has no influence over your life. Let people live the way they feel is right.

patricia June 13, 2009, 12:52 PM

go for it! one less unhappy person in the world

Amala June 13, 2009, 2:10 PM

HOW DISGUSTING!!!!!!………..and I’m NOT a Christian.

Holly June 16, 2009, 3:48 AM

For those who believe, as I do, in the Kingdom of Heaven there is no male nor female, no black nor white, we are all family. I believe people can be transgender because the flesh itself is flawed and imperfect. God doesn’t work with imperfection. Let Chaz live the rest of his life as he sees fit, and if God wants to have a little talk with him about it afterward, I’m sure He’ll make the time. For everyone wanting to do God’s job for Him— we can’t do OUR jobs right yet, where do we get off trying to do His? And if you don’t believe… then leave Chaz alone anyway. He’s not rankling on your neuroses, right?

Anonymous June 23, 2009, 12:14 PM

I totally agree with Wendy. On another note, so many people call themselves “Christian” but are wayward in their thinking. Those who want to follow Christ but do not obey his commandments are not true Christians. And those of you who throw in “Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged” the real meaning of that verse has been misinterpreted by people over time. People who have never even cracked open a Bible have heard and quoted this verse. The basis for discerning judgement is the Word of God. If God has declared something a sin, we are not passing judgment, it is the Word of God that judges. If we find that a brother in Christ is sinning, we should reach out, according to Paul in Galations, to “restore him gently.” Jesus gave an example of this with His story of the shepherd going after the lost sheep that was restored to the fold. But in the same context (Matt 18:15-17), Jesus also said that if the rebelling brother refuses to repent, then let him go—he is no longer to be considered a Christian.

just me November 2, 2009, 9:55 PM

People get a life. You are so engrossed in this person’s life to read this article, yet, at the end you want to judge? If you were a true christian as you so claim to be, you wouldn’t judge. Whether this sex change is sinful or not. It is not your place to condemn someone else, and when you do, you are now a sinner. And I thought no sin was worse than another. A sin is a sin is a sin right???

shelly November 4, 2010, 4:53 PM

these people need help,who are we to change the sex that god created us as,its totally wrong and immoral and those who condone sex change are just as bad

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