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Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono was born as Chastity Bono in Los Angeles, California, to popular musicians Sonny and Cher. Chaz had a short-lived musical career with the band Ceremony. They came out as a lesbian in 1995. In 2008, Bono began a gender reassignment process and changed his legal status to male in 2009. His gender transition has been documented in print, on television, and in a documentary film. Since transitioning, Bono has been an outspoken advocate for transgender causes and awareness and has been a personality on a number of reality television shows.