Chastity Bono Before and After Photos: Now Chaz Bono
Chastity Bono is Now Chaz Bono After Completing His Sexual Surgery and is Legally a Man
Chastity Bono has now officially become Chaz Bono and the only child of Sonny and Cher is legally a man after completing gender reassignment surgery. He was granted a gender and name change by a judge on May 6 2010.
See before and after photos of Chastity Bono at the bottom of this story.
Chastity Bono, born March 4 1969, underwent irreversible surgery on September 23 2009 to permanently change her sex characteristics from female to male. Chastity Bono, now Chaz Bono had to undergo several procedures since starting the process in 2008 to complete the transition. Chastity Bono had her breasts removed in 2008, which was the first surgery.
In April 1995, Bono voluntarily came out in an interview with The Advocate. Family Outing detailed how Bono’s coming out “catapulted me into a political role that has transformed my life, providing me with affirmation as a lesbian, as a woman, and as an individual.”
Friends of Chaz Bono have said that he is now happier than ever, and the writer, reality TV star and activist wants to be a symbol for other transgender and LGBT people everywhere to let them know that it is ok to be who you want to be.
“It’s hard for me to articulate how this feels—when you’ve lied your whole life in a body and having everybody relate to you as something you don’t feel,” Bono told People in December. “When that finally gets righted, it’s just amazing. I finally get to live my life the way I’ve always wanted to.”
Before and After Photos of Chastity Bono / Chaz Bono