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Chaz Bono

Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American writer, musician and actor. His parents are entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher, and he became widely known in appearances as a child on their television show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

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I was never religious.
I don't have the luxury of doing things privately.
I feel really good, I feel like a man now, and I'm really happy. — © Chaz Bono
I feel really good, I feel like a man now, and I'm really happy.
I came out around 25 publicly.
It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.
What mom cares about most is that I'm happy, healthy and enjoying my life.
People who don't have gender dysphoria aren't going to catch it by watching me dance on television.
Around 2001, I started analyzing lesbians. I started to realize that even really butch-acting or -dressing women still had a strong female identity that I never had.
As you get older it's more confusing. Suddenly, there's more pressure to fit in to your assigned gender.
Parents have to understand: if your kid isn't you, don't blame the kid.
I've been an activist in the LGBT community for a long time. I think nothing's changed, I'm just a little bit more focused on the 'T' now than I was on the 'L' or the 'G.'
When you transition, everyone kind of has to transition around you.
Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay... Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told.
In school I related to boys.
I always wanted to shave. It is a very natural process. For my birthday I got a lot of shaving stuff. — © Chaz Bono
I always wanted to shave. It is a very natural process. For my birthday I got a lot of shaving stuff.
Gender is between your ears and not between your legs.
A lot of parents never speak to their transgender kids again; that's not the case in my family.
When I realised I was transgender I was so afraid of what my transition would do to everyone else in my life and how they would react to it and would I be rejected?
I felt like one of the boys. My friends were boys. In school I related to boys.
For me, it was never a question of whether or not I was transgender. It was a question of what I'd be able to handle transitioning and having to do it in the public eye. One of the issues that was hard for me to overcome was the fear of that.
I always felt like the male from the time I was a child. There wasn't much feminine about me.
There's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is. It's not complicated, it's not a neurosis. It's a mix-up. It's a birth defect, like a cleft palate.
I feel so much more comfortable that I've ever been. I've felt male as far back as I can remember.
Until I really accepted this about myself and got over any of my own transphobia that I had, I really felt like I wouldn't be accepted. I thought I would ruin my life.
When I was really little, it was very clear to me that I felt like a boy, and my friends were all boys.
Being self-supporting is important to me.
I had felt uncomfortable as a woman my whole life.
I'm just a regular guy. All these ideas that children shouldn't watch me, I'm going to be confusing, all this stuff, it's crazy.
I thought, transgender people are much worse off than I am. That's why they're willing to risk everything to be who they are. But the older I got, the harder it got to stay in my body.
I confused gender identity with sexual orientation. Your gender identity is about who you are, how you feel, the sex that you feel yourself to be. Sexual orientation is who you're attracted to.
Obviously the transgender movement has not progressed in the way that the gay and lesbian movement has. But I'm an activist - that's just the kind of person I am. — © Chaz Bono
Obviously the transgender movement has not progressed in the way that the gay and lesbian movement has. But I'm an activist - that's just the kind of person I am.
I've waited my whole life to be able to have body hair - but I never thought I'd have back hair. But what are you going to do, right?
I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don't believe I'm any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don't look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It's just an orientation.
I always had this idea that, 'Sure, I wished I was a boy and felt more like a boy and all of that.' But I wasn't, so I would deal with it. And I for some reason thought there were other lesbians that felt that way and that was just part of that community.
A lot of parents never speak to their transgender kids again that's not the case in my family.
I've been embraced by a new community. That's what happens when you're finally honest about who you are; you find others like you.
I wanted to show America a different kind of man. If there was someone like me when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different.
So when I was about 13 or 14, I realized I was attracted to women and then made the assumption that I was a lesbian, and didn't realize that that wasn't the case. It was the fact that I was a man and a heterosexual man. The issue wasn't my sexual orientation, but rather my gender identity.
It really bothers me when I see people doing my mother in drag. I mean, just imagine if you saw people doing that with your mother.
I want to create a place where trans people and our allies could come together to share experiences, information and ideas. Being transgender or loving someone who is transgender can be challenging in our society and I hope that members of this site will also use this space as a place to support and encourage each other. Together, we can strengthen our community and open the hearts and minds of others.
Obviously the transgender movement has not progressed in the way that the gay and lesbian movement has. But Im an activist - thats just the kind of person I am. — © Chaz Bono
Obviously the transgender movement has not progressed in the way that the gay and lesbian movement has. But Im an activist - thats just the kind of person I am.
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