Chastity/Chaz Bono Before And After Surgery


Born Chastity Sun Bono, now known simply as Chaz, is the only child of singer/actress Cher and the late singer/actor/politician Sonny Bono.

Chaz Bono is a LGBT rights advocate, and has also dabbled in a bit of acting and writing, however he/she is best known for undergoing a female to male sex-change operation.

Long before making the decision to become a man, Chastity underwent breast reduction surgery in 1988. Perhaps an early indication of her impending sex change?
I'd like to have another one actually. I had one when I was thin. When I gained weight, I gained back some breast size. I'm going to see what happens, how much weight I lose. Hopefully, I'll lose a lot of it up there. - Chastity Bono
And in regards to the highly complex nature of gender reassignment operations, Plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden elaborates on the issue.
Chastity has made the decision to embrace her identity as a male. The process may be done over an extended period of time in which many different procedures might be performed. Depending on the size of her breasts she may opt to have bilateral mastectomy to remove all of her breast tissues to obtain a more contoured flat chest. For gender reassignment she may or may not undergo a hysterectomy to remove her uterus, and then a penile implant may be done through phalloplasty as the final step of the overall process.
Furthermore, Chaz Bono's publicist Howard Bragman issued the following statement...
Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity.

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.
And finally, we'll leave you with this endearing statement made by Chaz's mother, Cher.
Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support. I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny, and although I may not understand, I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child.
After seeing the before and after photos and reading about the details, please leave your thoughts and comments on this very controversial topic of surgical sex change procedures.

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163 Responses So Far:

Anonymous said...

Become a "man"?!?!?! Give me a break, yeah right, only if your definiton of a 'man' is attaching a useless pump-up flesh-dildo to some ugly bull dyke who walks around trying to talk in a low voice. This freak should have been aborted by Cher when she had the chance

Anonymous said...

Very Poor taste, anonymous. Very poor taste. It reeks of low class ignorance and good old fashioned intolerance.

Anonymous said...

Too each his own..no one should judge...

Anonymous said...

what a shame she had to do this to what god had created, and intnded for her in life

Anonymous said...

"Good old-fashioned intolerance"....what makes the old foolish and the new wise? Now, I do say that the abortion guy is very wrong, indeed. That is very poor taste. But, let's keep in mind, we are born who we are, male and female. We are born with the respective hormones and inclinations. What I see in Chastity is someone who had an absent father and a mother who was 1.) not a good role model and/or 2.) very absent herself. There is something obviously very sad about her/his life, someone who is lost....best seen by the fact that he/she wanted such a drastic change. But will this change make him/her happy...I think not.

Anonymous said...

the the ignorant s.o.b. that left a comment on feb 3rd 2011 at 9.45 am..... you dont have one single shard of a backbone. how dare you judge this person who has had the guts to come out in public and share with the world their feelings knowing that there would be reactions such as yours and i am sure you are not alone in your ignorant thinking. but to lash out and call a person, a human being, a freak just because they have stood up for what they believe and want to live their life to the fullest. what difference does it make whether that person is male or female. the person is still a human being and should be reguarded as such.... what do you call a person with mental disabilities..are they freaks too? well you can live in your ideal plastic bubble if you want but i intend to welcome all walks of life during my time here on earth. thank you for letting me blow off some steam.....

Anonymous said...

I feel sad for people, God does not make mistakes, He "formed you in your mother's womb", He knew you before you were born, He loves you and knows you, no mistakes, you were created by His hands, beautifully and wonderfully made!

Anonymous said...

CHAZ, IT,S ABOUT WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. FORGET ABOUT THE THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND.

Anonymous said...

Is this person really saying " God made a mistake and we humans can help him out and fix it?"

Anonymous said...

It's her business. I'm doing the same thing. Worry about your life. (S)he's living now!!

nilda rose johnson said...

There is only one heaven, how do people forget that!!!

Erica Dudley said...

To the first commenter....we could say the same about you.

Anonymous said...

This is between him and God only. God is his judge not us! Do I myself agree with it...NO I don't...I don't understand it at all. Again, it is between him and God.

Anonymous said...

Wow! No one should ever mess with Gods work.

Anonymous said...

Bold move. Not sure if the creator cares about a sex change or not. Probably cares more about how Chaz cares for himself and others.

Anonymous said...

Ok, she's wants to be a man it's her choice but why go through the process of having your breast removed and taking the testerone shots but stop short of having a penile implant. She wants to keep her vagina. Come on, what man do you know has a vagina? I think her issue was really her breast. There are lot of contradictions and confusion in her comments has to why. In my eyes she is a woman. On the outside she may look like a man but on the inside she is still a woman. She still has her ovaries, she still can have a baby... but not wise since she is taking those shots. She didn't have to go to that extreme to be a butch Lesbian. I'm just saying. Oh! and one more thing, I watched her on OPRAH and she asked Chaz about the penile implant and she said she is not going to have that surgery. Why wasnt OPRAH'S follow up question If YOU WANT TO BE A MAN WHY HAVE A VAGINA?

Anonymous said...

If God doesn't make mistakes, I sure hope no one ever goes to a doctor again. Medicine is of the devil! Go be perfect and die, idiots.

Anonymous said...

If God doesn't make mistakes, I sure hope no one ever goes to a doctor again. Medicine is of the devil! Go be perfect and die, idiots.

...YOU ARE THE IDIOT! YOU KNOW FULL WELL WHAT THE WRITER WAS REFERRING TO ABOVE!

Anonymous said...

it was explained to me by a professional that the brain develops in Chaz's case as male...a fluke of nature, and a sad thing for that person whose body develops as in Chaz's case female. There are many people in this world that this has happened to. God Bless Chaz for sharing and helping all of those people.

Anonymous said...

simply sad!....

Anonymous said...

"it was explained to me by a professional that the brain develops in Chaz's case as male...a fluke of nature"

A professional quack that is. To the people who insist we cannot say SHE is wrong or judge HER, you are as wrong as you can be. We are to use God's Word to point out error, 2 Timothy 3:15, 16, 17. That's why He gave it to us in writing.

I don't agree with the first post and wish he or she would have used more judgement. However, I have 23 grand kids and 3 great grand kids. From the time of my youth when this was never a public issue, to now when it is forced on the world often with very poor taste like the gay pride parades with men in diapers, etc.

It went from a day of almost a non issue to now, a day where heterosexuals almost are in a position to have to start fighting back. It's time to dial it back some. Bob

morrissey said...

She was a really beautiful woman. Now she looks like an overweight unattractive man. If that's what makes her/him happy, oh well...

Anonymous said...

-shakes head - there are alot of comments here that really should not be here as so far none of you know what you are talking about . I had a roommate/very close friend which was opposite of what
chaz/chastity is going through he was born a male and later in life made the decision to become a female and yes this is something that you are born with it is not always seen by the parents but in his case he had to many female hormones which were much stronger then the testosterone , so in
chaz's case the male hormone is stronger it is hard for people to understand. but i find it to be a very brave thing to do what makes you completely happy least Chaz is doing what makes him happy instead of lying to yourself and becoming a homosexual . cause technically that is all that homosexuality is .

Reda Hodge said...

Chaz, you and only you know what you want or need from this life. Being happy is high on the priority list. What ever you do; love youself and live a wonderful life.

Anonymous said...

when you judge another,you don't define them,you define yourself

Anonymous said...

Whew....a lot of haters.
I think ABC totally knew the controversy fallout that was going to happen. Families with young children will probably stop watching...but can you imagine how many people (that perhaps never watch dwts before) will tune in out of curiosity. I'm sure they're hopeful their decision to have Chaz on the show will spike the ratings even more. I guess time will tell.

Anonymous said...

Not judging at all. But changing how you are born is not embracing anything. "Honor HIS true identity"??? There's nothing true about changing everything your are naturally born with to something fake and unnatural. Just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

God doesn't make mistakes nature does. Some people are born with both parts...male and female; some are born with one part physical one part mental. They must choose a side. He made a choice..period...

Anonymous said...

live and let live,,,,if u dont agree of someones choices, laugh and point? or try to understand and be supportive? hmmm, wwjd?

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap people! Mind your own business! Really who cares what makes other people happy. The only reason this is an issue is because she/he is Cher's offspring.

Anonymous said...

These kind of things are not a part of God's plan. There are always consequences when you go against God's plan. If not on earth then later.

Anonymous said...

It's absurd to think you can "change" your gender, just by having all kinds of plastic surgery done. She will never escape who she is-- a woman. Shame on the media and whoever else goes along with this charade and refers to her as a "him" or "he" or as "Cher's son." It's ludicrous, and I'm not sure who they're trying to convince-- us or themselves?

Anonymous said...

Well, September 1-Anonymous: The reason that the media is "going along with the charade" is that when someone is a transsexual, you are to refer to that person as the gender they identify as. Chaz identifies as male, therefore he is a he.

It's journalism (and politeness) 101.

I'm sorry that you disagree, but that's how it works.

Anonymous said...

people who are running their mouths about what he did shouldn't be reading about what he did. It is his business and his alone, like one person wrote the only reason it is being wrote about and commented on is because of his famous parents. Leave the poor guy alone, did he tell anyone else to get a sex change no he did it to make himself happy and that is fine everyone tries to make themselves happy. People say it is wrong to do what he did. It's wrong to cheat on someone but look at the millions of people that do it they do it to make themselves happy.

Dee von Staufer said...

While those persons who are homosexuals or are supportive of their perverted lifestyle consider those who are Christians (or non-Christians) who speak out against their homosexuality to be mean, spiteful or hate-filled individuals; I would like to say as a Christian that Christians do not hate the person, only the sin of homosexuality. The Lord God Almighty said it is an abomination. It is such a disgusting and sickening thought. No operation can change a persons true sexuality. Homosexuality is not a sexual preference a person is born with; it is a choice that is made in regard to their own sexual desires. Allowing Chasity Bono to be accepted as a man and dance on DWTS is a wrong. DWTS should be boycotted for this reason. Allowing homosexuality to be a normal lifestyle is a terrible evil; our children should not be subjected to this perversion.

Anonymous said...

We are all born in gods image and he can do no wrong! Nothing happend in the world before jesus was born and the earth is only 4000 years old! Dinosaurs and men exisited together or the fossils were put into the rocks to test your faith! The bible clearly states being gay is wrong! The bible is the word of god its all right there and in no way is subject to interpretation! What's important to remember is in this universe of trillions of planets on a rock with millions of species its all about humans because were so great and everything was created for us by a magical man in the sky! Can't you feel it! So its cool to hate and judge and be unkind and pretty much ignore every part of our faith that we don't like at the time but it all means nothing because I'm going to heaven!

Anonymous said...

It is easy to throw stones, remember the glass house. I am a christian and can't believe that other christians would voice such evil opinions. It is not our job to judge others. That is GOD job. When and if you go to heaven you will have to answer for how you treated others, no mater what they believe. Tolerence always-- I know plenty of so called christians that are saturday night sinners and sunday repentors. Judge not, as you will be judged

Anonymous said...

While people may do what they want and live their own lives...I feel its disgusting. Its a mutilation of your body. I believe they really feel they want to do it but seriously...they need therapy. Its so gross...and I don't care if you cut your boobs off or whatever...you're still a woman. Your dna doesn't lie. You can't be called a man bc you had plastic surgery.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why people choose to do this or some of the other things that they do, but-that is their PERSONAL choice. We can use the bible to say this and that are not right, but at the same time, remember, it is not for us to judge, and judge lest not ye be judged. If it is a sin as some believe it is up to this person to face that when the time comes. As long as it doesn't affect me, or those that I love and care about, and is not illegal, I say go ahead and do it if that's what makes you happy! Which is apparently what this young woman, turned man decided would make him happy. It takes allot of strength to be in the public eye so much and do something of this magnitude. I think this is someone who really believes in what he is doing, has done it despite the negative public feedback.

Anonymous said...

So I ask all those that comment on how God does not make mistakes.... So what is up with those individuals born with both male and female genetalia.. is God still thinking on it?

God does not make humans, humans make humans, and like all life it is imperfect and ever evolving. Why must people bring God into every conversation. God is very busy, leave him out of it!!!

Anonymous said...

Poster who said, "we should not mess with God's work". That would mean that doctor's should not try to cure disease. Any cosmetic tweeking, even braces on teeth, or prosthetic limbs, should not be used. Using that logic, you shouldn't cut your hair, or your fingernails, or shave your legs, or attempt to lose or gain weight. Generalizations are kind of rediculous. God gave us the technology to "mess with" His work. Like everything else, it should be used with wisdom and common sense.

Anonymous said...

I am glad he decided to come a man. Its what is important to him and if this made him happy then it is the best decision that anyone could of made. For all the religious freaks out there: how do you know it wasnt gods plan for her to become a him you dont so you shouldnt judge. The first person you should please is yourself and no one else

Anonymous said...

Chaz only has one to answer to, Jesus Christ

Anonymous said...

There is no bounderies what some people will do to get noticed!!Wouldn't surprise me if Our tax dollars are being spent to fund all this stupidity!!!I would have really been impressed if She or He would have spent all that money on helping starving kids in Etheopia or feeding the hungry kids here in America!It's shameful what some people will do to get attention that they didn't get at home!And I am also amazed at what lengths some dr's will go just to make a dollar!

Anonymous said...

I often find myself hoping that someday people will worry about their own lives...and how to become more tolerant of others.

To people who were raised with a strong belief in God, I hope they learn that their interpretation of The Creator, his (or her) heaven and their holy scripture(s) are one of many...and no more valid or precious. We should all remember that our first duty--our one and true religion--should be to love and care for one another. If your religion teaches you otherwise, find a new one.

To people comfortable in their sex and sexuality, I hope they learn that the true nature of who (or what) a person is lies in the brain...or, more spiritually speaking, the heart. If technology can make someone more comfortable living in their own skin, they shouldn't have the added burden of stigma from those who enjoyed that comfort all their lives. Understanding why someone would choose to alter their gender isn't necessary for respecting it.

I'm not a huge Cher fan...but I deeply respect the strength and tolerance she's shown for her son. I know she was against the former Chastity "coming out" and deeply uncomfortable years later when Chaz came to be. She has since remembered and lived by the only important fact: she loves her child fiercely.

Intolerance, ignorance and petty fears about what others do (when no one else is hurt or affected by those actions) is wrong.

I can hope people embrace The Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" in everything they do, say and write. I'm a hopeless optimist when it comes to things like that. Unfortunately, these "hopes" I have require others to be flexible and to embrace different people leading different lives.

We've proven--time and again--that my hopes have a long wait.

Anonymous said...

Sept. 11 commenter - well said, well said.

If homosexuality is a "choice" then why did a friend of my brother's commit suicide because he was gay? If it was as easy as "choosing" to be heterosexual, he would not have felt the need to take his own life.

Homosexuality exists in the animal kingdom!!!!! Transgender also exists in some animals - they can change sex!!!!!

Why is it that the people who call themselves Christians with a capital "C" so many times seem to be so hateful and judgmental? I thought Christianity was about caring for people and helping them and treating them as you would wish to be treated.

Not everyone is a Christian, and that's OK. So stop shoving your religion down everyone's throats.

Anonymous said...

its not crazy to be gay or transgender but to cut up your body and to take chemicals to try to become something that you are not dosent sound like a sane thing to do.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO september 11th! My feelings exactly!

Anonymous said...

Sept 12th 8:30pm commentator. Interesting. I didn't know animals could be homosexual or transgenders. I would love to learn more. Where did you get this information?

Anonymous said...

Don't invoke god as a reason why this person is a sinner because 1. Your morals are useless to judge others beliefs, and 2. God doesn't exist in the first place. Not debatable, and not an argument for any debate. I'm not using this reply to espouse athiesm, only to refute any religious arguments which are pointless to bring up in the first place. Hey, you (know who you are) brought it up.
This Bono character has found a way to get attention and spend mom's money. They're are legitimate transsexuals, and there are people like this who regret their decisions once the spotlight has turned from them. Part of me laughs how much she fails to be either gender, and another part of hates how much of a big deal this is when there are real issues to be discussed. And yes, I know I'm not helping by replying but I am bored. F*ck off.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, it really doesn't matter. Chaz Bono was an unhappy woman turned into a man with lots of smiles. You people are so hypocritical. Because it's okay to make fun of Chaz, let's run right out and make fun of a child with a cleft lip. Or with club feet. Or even better, let's make fun of a child that is bald, tubes hanging out of their chest, can barely walk, and on their deathbed because they are dying of cancer. That's exactly what you all are saying. No, GOD didn't make Chaz a man at first but he didn't make a four child die of cancer. If it was my child, I would say that as long as my baby was happy, who fuckin cares what other people have to say. I bet those people look down at a starving child. To the hypocritical people, GOD, in a way, said, "Do not judge lest you be judged." Chaz, in fact, is happy with a beautiful woman. Now, how many of you have a beautiful like that? Most of you on here judging Chaz are probably FAT or UGLY and are jealous of what he's got. Most Christians, for what I have seen, are the ugliest men and women on this earth. Not everyone wears a fuckin polo shirt with khakis riding up their fuckin ass. Or people that sit around and judge someone else, have problems at home. Problems such as their man/woman cheating on them to thier man can't get it up for them. It's pretty sad how YOUR lives are going down the shitter. I know that I will piss people off but I will not lose sleep over your frustration to respond to this message. I think it's hilarious how you need to take time out to find a disgusting remark before you can write it down. All the while, Chaz is having great sex with his woman while you are sitting in front of this message wondering what you say to me. I, also, want to point out that most of you judgmental people put Jesus on that cross thousands of years ago because you were not going to have Him above the Catholic priest, and now you say you stand by HIm thinking you are better than Mr. Chaz Bono!?! Who's stupid now?

Anonymous said...

Yes god made us! God made us smart and free thinkers. God made is so smart that we learned how to cure polio!! how to fix a clef lip on a poor childs mouth! plastic surgery for Fire victims, heart surgery!!! and yes!!! even surgery to change a persons gender!!!

Maybe God should of made us like you!!! An Idiot!!

Maybe we should all hate Gay people... and lets Hate jewish people while we're at it... i mean it worked the first time


Its funny how people always make it seem like GOD is going to send gay people to hell.. thats ignorance speaking. Im sure GOD is more worried about the Murdurers and rapist. Im sure GOD is going to judge those who have taken lives, rather than those that just want to love!!! I hope all you people who hate homosexuals have a gay son or daughter.

I Hope all of you who Hate gay people, black people, Mexicans, etc ... go to hell!!!!

I Hope i go to hell also just so i can Rape you in the asssssss for all eternity!!! (im not gay) But im willing to risk it anyway.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

thanks Sept 11th! i was starting to read the comments in the thread, and the more i went on and on, the more i felt sad by the mean, blind bigotry of too many. To read your comment, so true, gave me hope.
Live and let live, in peace and harmony!

Anonymous said...

To the previous poster: I am a mid 40's man (and been told I am a quite handsome man) and yes a Christian and firm believer in Jesus Christ! Your comments are disturbing. You are carrying a great amount of bitterness in your heart, it's an unfortunate result of our fallen world. I will pray for you today, pray that you will experience Gods' love and forgiveness. As for Chaz, according to Gods' word "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination." Lev. 18:22
It is true that we are not to judge. God alone will judge us all on the day of judgement.
But, that doesn't mean we have to like or agree with what Chaz has done to his body.

Anonymous said...

All I got to say for all you god preachers is that the god you talk about is not the god I as a human would want to spend eternal life with. My personal opinion is that if it were possibe I think he (god) should be charged with abuse and neglect. Good for Chaz for looking out for his own well being and for looking for his true self within himself and not relying on a man made god to find his inner peace. To the god preachers if there was an afterlife you would be very disappointed in your so called god. You're lucky though there is nothing but a black, nothing, dirt nap.

Anonymous said...

I feel so sorry for all the closed minds leaving such nasty and ugly comments. You all say your such "good christian people" but you sit there and judge someone that you have no right to judge.

"Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make, you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get." Matthew 7: 1-3.

“He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone” John 8:7

I guess you missed that day of bible study.

Anonymous said...

First of all, there is a reason y Cher SHOULD NEVER have any more kids. This is the result of that issue. The comment written on Sept. 8th, 2011 @ 8:20am she or he won't answer to Jesus Christ, he/she will answer to God. Jesus is just the so-called son, not the Creator.

Anonymous said...

I love the switch. Never did see Chastity until she made the switch to Chaz. I saw him for the first time just days ago on Dancing with the Stars. As a gay man myself I would have to say he is adoreable. I think it's awesome. Most of the time you hear about men changing into women. To each their own. I understand. I am comfortable living as a gay man and probably wouldn't have it done myself. But he looks very good. Yes that's right folks I am a gay man who loves the lesbian who became a man. Actually I am sure there are plenty of gay men / "bears" specifically who adore Chaz. However I doubt any of them would convince him to change his preference of women into men LOL

Anonymous said...

Lots of talk about GOD'S plan here from a lot of ignorant people who think the world did not start until jesus wa born. The bible you refer to was written by christians and only contains some of the original. You know what they want you to know. Read the book of Jubilees for all the facts. Sodom was not destroyed because it was full of homosexuals, you only prove your ignorance when you repeat lies. God's angel told Moses that the chosen people are the Isrealites and they are the only ones that will see heaven if there is one. Life is about choices not about how some omnipotent being thinks about you. Sick of religious only on Sunday people are so quick to judge others when God is the Only judge. Chaz made her/his choices, let him live with them!

Anonymous said...

i'm a christian and it constantly amazes me how some christians are so quick to judge and hate on people. ive done too much sinning (including sexual sins!) in my time to say or think anything negative about anyone else. i'm just thankful that God loves and forgives me so i can try my best to do right out of gratitude for God's love to me instead of fear of hell and trying to avoid it.NOW THIS IS NOT MEANT TO HATE ON SOMEONE BUT ONLY TO FOLLOW AN ARGUMENT TO A CONCLUSION: "IF": chaz was born wtih a man's brain and a woman's body, and he didn;t feel able or willing to live a celibate life, "THEN": isn;t it better to physically beccome a man than live as a lesbian? (going by the the common bible based assertion thet homosexuality is abomination) i don;t know of any bible verse on changing your body to have it better reflect your mind, except maybe paul saying he disciplined his body and had a thorn in his flesh or something. could paul have been gay? he sure left an anti marriage legacy that lasts to this day in catholic clergy. but htat is a whole new discussion LOL anyway i apologise to you all for not looking it all up before commenting so i can quote better...but the resources are there for you to check it out if you care to. GOD is LOVE and everthing that is good. peace and blessings,

sherrie said...

I can't imagine anything more wonderful than discovering one's true self. Good for Chaz!

Mandi said...

My brother is transgendered, and I can say with absolute certainty that he was born that way. From a very young age he identified with being a female more than a male, and it took him a very long time to accept that for himself. It wasn't a choice he made one day. He didn't decide to be attracted to men. He didn't compare a penis and a vagina and say, "you know, I think I'll take the penis." It's NOT a choice.
This is my opinion: If a man being attracted to a man is a sin, and a woman being attracted to a woman is a sin, then a man being attracted to a woman is a sin. A man being attracted to blonde hair on a woman is a sin. A woman being attracted to tall men is a sin. It's a PREFERENCE, same as if you prefer apples to oranges, or Coke to Pepsi. That's what your brain appreciates, and you cannot tell someone that what they appreciate is wrong.
Sure, you could argue that the real sin it is their choice to engage in such sexual acts, but why deny someone what they enjoy doing with another, consenting individual? Why is it a sin? I understand why pedophilia is a sin. Despite the fact that the pedophile appreciates a childlike appearance, that child cannot consent. Therefore, the pedophile is wrong because they are taking advantage of someone. But a gay man is not taking advantage of anyone, or forcing anyone to engage in homosexual acts who doesn't want to. A gay man is just trying to find love in the world, trying to find acceptance in someone with a like mind, just like everyone else on the planet. Don't hate him or think he's wrong. Accept who he is, for homosexuality has been around for hundreds of years. It's only recently become such a heated topic because gay people are finally fighting for the same rights as everyone else.
You know, the bible also used to say women were to be traded like property during marriage, and that it's okay to own slaves. Women and Black people fought that view, are now (mostly) considered equals, and homosexual people should get the same treatment. I am so happy you were born with a mind and status that fits social norms. Not everyone is as lucky, so don't act superior. Don't quote the bible at me, don't use God in an argument about a non-religious topic, and don't push your intolerant beliefs on me or anyone else who won't appreciate it (such as Chaz Bono, who clearly doesn't share your opinions).
Also, I must say that the September 11th poster (and all of the other posters who agreed) really gave me hope for the world. Not everyone is as intolerant as these comments suggest.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who is commenting negatively about his courageous decision to be himself you are truly ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Religious fools say that god does not make mistakes yet their are children born with birth defects (mental and physical) every day. If you believe in a superior being you have to admit these birth mistakes!

Anonymous said...

If Chaz were to be booked into a correctional facility, should he/she be placed on mens side or womens? I would think there poses some great risk physically on the mens side. Just saying. Would like to hear some feedback. Peaceful discussions if possible, please.

Anonymous said...

I agree with whoever said it's a big deal because it's Cher's daughter/son. Chaz probably just needed some income,so DWTSs helped him out. God bless them for it.
Oh and whoever has a clean slate should just go ahead and cast the first stone.....

Anonymous said...

She/He is a sick lost soul in need of Christ Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Peacefully said, If she/he still has a vagina I would think she would be placed in a women's facility. The male hormones taken away and she would be in her woman's body without her breast. She would just hate her body again.

Anonymous said...

She should have been Grateful to God for creating her in the first place!!!. Why corrupt Gods plan due to your own satanic selfish desires?????

Missy said...

He looks horribly overweight. The next surgery he should have is gastric bypass.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Chaz Bono is happy even after the sex change. If you watch DWTS closely. Chaz is constantly fighting to hold back tears. Chas seems sort of misty-eyed.

Chas, then Chasity, attributed being a lesbian to an affair she had with one of Cher's friends. Chastity was 11. Too bad Cher didn't pres charges. Chasity appeared on The View several years ago.

Chaz Bono is a train wreck, a victim of sexual abuse. Chaz can't dance. Chaz is too short and pudgy to be an attractive 'male'. I feel sorry for Chaz. --ANA

Anonymous said...

While I just don't understand, I can't imagine how difficult this must be in the "mean" public eye. It feels sad to me, but maybe that is just because I don't understand. For all of us....time will tell.

Anonymous said...

All of the surgery in the world cannot change a persons DNA. Sorry Chaz, you are a girl and that is that!!

Anonymous said...

HES HAPPY NOW ITS HIS CHOICE LET HIM BE HAPPY!(:

Anonymous said...

To me, Chaz is adorable as Chaz and was adorable as Chastity. Someday, I believe, the world will have a subtler sense of individuality, what it is and how varied it can be, and humanity will be able to see the heart and care about that more than about gender.

Anonymous said...

I am not going to trash/judge another person that is not my job. My feeling is to turn the channel if I do not agree with what I see. Sadly, just about EVERY show decided they NEEDED a GAY or LESBIAN on their sitcom so I have stopped watching those shows. Do I realize that my 1 non-view probably is not making a difference? Yes, but I know I am not supporting the "norm" of homosexuals and my kids are not being exposed to it in my home either.

Anonymous said...

What a sad confused mind this poor woman has. Regardless of the reasons, it's very obvious that she doesn't like herself even a little bit. No matter what she does to herself, becoming a "man" will always just be a fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Corrupting God's choice?

LMAO

I am truly enamored by the people who think they know what God's choice is. You were made in such a way you don't have the ability to comprehend God's choice - the same way an ant can't perceive a human.

Secondly, what on Earth would make you believe that, even if God was so small minded he actually gave a rat's ass about the sexual goings-ons of anything on this planet, He wouldn't be in FULL CHARGE of it? Which could only mean HE is directing it?

You silly people.

You amuse me.

Do it some more.

Anonymous said...

God don't make mistakes and i don't care what she does, God made her a girl and she will always be one. She was an embarrassment on dancing with the stars. I feel so sorry for Cher, i know she is really having to pay for what her child is trying to do. sick sick sick!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If an obvious male joins a Gold's gym but tells the employees that he's really a woman on the inside and would like a locker in the women's section - how should they react? Should they react differently if he joined while in drag? How about if he threw a tantrum regarding sensitivity and tolerance? "I'm going to get a sex change in the near future but for now just consider me a woman or I'll sue you and call the media".

Anonymous said...

the doctor who did this to a mentally sick person is as wicked as any nazi doctor using folks in medical experimrnts. Satan is well pleased. kc

Anonymous said...

I can't get the sweet little blonde Chastity out of my head. My daughter was born about the same time. There is a lot of beautiful lesbians, so why would she want to be a little fat man? She's still a woman! Chaz is sweet, liberated, but doesn't seem that happy. Her emotions seem more like a woman to me!

sillywhispers said...

I think her gender reassignment is sad and wrong. This poor lesbian had mental health issues and too much money. If she really was born with the wrong body, a brain scan would have detected it and no doubt we would have heard about it. Nope, she offered herself up for medical mutilation and experimentation because no one stood up to her and stopped her from doing this to herself. Lots of people say it's his choice and it's nobody else's business so we have to respect it. Balderdash! When girls cut on themselves do we just say,"Go for it!"? When you see a friend enter a cult, do you not try and point out it's bs? When you have a family member acting out sexually, do you not tell them it's inappropriate? In our political correctness we are condoning a mental illness and asking everyone to accept it as normal.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the one who said that if God didn't like it he would deal with it. From when we are born God knows our every move. I'm sure he knew this was coming. So he will take care of it if he wants to. I'm not in their bodies. I don't know what they are feeling. But whatever it is. It's what they feel they need to do. And the feelings are so strong they are willing to change their lives and lose a lot along the way. So for whatever reason it was done I hope Chaz is happy. And so for whatever reason any of us do the things we do lets hope we end up happy. We are all going to have to answer for different things we have done in our lives.

Anonymous said...

II Timothy 3:1-7
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Think that pretty much sums up the problem here, right? Everyone read the gospel according to John. Even if your not someone who believes in the Bible. It will be good for you to know something about Jesus and it will give you perspective when dealing with us "crazy" Christians. Jesus died for us all and my prayer is for everyone to accept the free pardon of sin that was made available to us on Calvary.

cmgrier4God said...

It is not our place to judge whether or not what he has done is right or wrong. It is our place to love him as we are to love everyone and pray for Chaz as we would everyone else, that if he does not know Christ, that he comes to know Him, and that God reveals to him what He wants to tell him and that it is received openly by Chaz.

Anonymous said...

Does the bible not say that vanity is a sin? Heck, vanity is one of the 7 deadly ones (And not homosexuality...hmm). Yet so many people an ere seem to think that they are so important that they can tell us what god wants for a person. How does anyone KNOW that god is against transexuality. It never says anything of it in the bible.

I think that Chaz is a very brave man for coming out in the public eye. Most people couldnt do it. I don't know anything else about him though.

Anonymous said...

let him/her be., its not your life to live anyway.. so why worry? go on with your own life.

Anonymous said...

I grew up watching his parents on television and i loved everything about them. I think kids feel who they are suppose to be at a young life, but not always. Because they are so afraid to talk about the unknown. And i personally appreciate Chaz coming out and being who he really is. Strong and looked up to for his courage. I have a cousin who went through the same situation and thankfully had support from his immediate family. However many family members talked like it was wrong for someone to be that confused and made Andy who was once Andrea seperate from all family and us kids who knew and was apart of his life hurt from it too. He now is 47 and has stood on steady ground and looks past people who are ignorant to life and now apart of mine and my sons life. THANK GOD!!!!!!! So you out there go on with your life and don't judge!

Anonymous said...

And to think of how many starving children could have survived if the money was donated to them rather than wasted for this! Sick!

Anonymous said...

talk about happines within ones self is a very difficult emotions to gain control of. its not prewired to be truly happy we spend our lives searching for it with what hand GOD has dealt us. we try to change the people we are around the music and movies we watch, by giving to others ect...finding happiness takes effort, work and persistance. With all the money being thrown away for this human to geneticaly changer thier gender for only one reason says alot about how they were raised to serve your self before anyone else. Humans are starving to death and your worried about having a Penis.

Anonymous said...

I just don't appreciate being deceived. I see the bearded lady at my bookstore and at CVS a woman "posing" as a man by wearing a fade and a tie, pointing me to the panty shield isle makes me furious. Recently, a friend of 15 years, who is an extremely masculine, hairy, muscular Hispanic male,dropped a bomb telling me he is "growing boobies" (under a hairy chest?)and taking estrogen. This 63 year old man is mentally ill and a recovering drug addict. I lean towards believing that transexuality is a mental illness. I "fear" for my 8 year old daughters generation as it is becoming the "norm" to be "in-between" sexes as a fad!! I am no prude, I consider myself to be open-minded, but when it comes to being deceived, I do not believe in it. I wonder if trading one's sex is becoming so "prominent" in our American society because of the food additives and poisonous diet we've been consuming for nearly 3 generations now. I don't know, I don't understand and I don't ACCEPT it as a way of life. I find it extremely disturbing. What's next? "I was born in the wrong ETHNICITY"? Chaz Bono looks gross to me. It doesn't have a penis, it's grossly obese, it doesn't have breasts, it has to take hormones to 'appear' male, it is not "natural". Is all this necessary to be "happy" on earth. Who really wants to be with an in-between thing that is perpetually confused? This person's own mother has difficulty accepting it. The more I write, the more upset I become. I can't stand this topic. It isn't about GOD or judging or opinion, at some point it becomes an intrusion on my life. I don't put my eating disorder out there for everyone to deal with! Want to see me puke everytime I see this? Because I would be the "freak" then, wouldn't I? I love myself but not at YOUR expense! NO BODY is perfect, deal with the hand you were dealt. Chastity is a female no matter how much testosterone or how many surgeries she has. Because in the end, when the testosterone stops, the body will NATURALLY begin to produce estrogen again. Ultimately, she is a FEMALE. Aside from the sex change confusion, Chastity is obviously even further disturbed by deep rooted, unresolved emotions as evidenced by her obesity. My name is elle, and I wish this person peace.

Anonymous said...

to each his/her own choices in life. but honestly.....too much money and not enough sense.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line of this whole conv. which will probably keep going is that some ppl think they would be so much better if they were a guy or girl and arent happy with what they are. Its just like being anorexic, its a mental disoder, they keep wanting to be skinnier and skinnier. Besides, if She is not happy now with being who GOD wanted her to be why would she be happy with being a guy....GOD does care about every1 and if she was so insecure that she wanted to get a permanent change on the body GOD gave her then that is between her and GOD but im sure HE is sad that she did that to herself. Personally i would never do that, i think it hurts GOD's heart when he sees that, but once again that is her choice only between her and GOD. NO ONE ELSE

Anonymous said...

All persons are born with who they are. The appearanc of our outward shell is only, simply that, and outward appearance. I say be who you are, dress how you want, wear your hair any way you are comfortable with, walk the way you wish, talk the way you want, wear as much jewelry as you like, and just be who you are. It doesn't take plastic surgery and gender change operations to be the person you want to be, it takes loving yourself and who you are and being comfortable enough in your own skin to be the person you want to be. If your heart and mind are right with you, you don't need any surgery or anything else to make you who you are. Just saying!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did Chaz have a brain scan before surgery to determine if his body housed a male brain? I bet not. It's an extremely rare condition, but one that should be done when a child is born with indeterminate genitalia. It's not PC, but IMO, Chaz has been overly self involved and will be sorry one day that she did this to her body and didn't just live in the one she had. However, I never expect her to admit to it being a mistake. Most people will do almost anything to keep from admitting they were wrong, especially if they did something so publicly.

Anonymous said...

Silly, there is no such thing as a 'male' or 'female' brain.

Anonymous said...

I find it odd that Heterosexual men are the only ones who have trouble with gay, transsexual and transgendered people. I believe they are unsure of their own sexuality. I am a heterosexual woman and love the drag queens, don't care if I'm talking with a male or female or what he or she decides to be. I wish Chaz and the one other writer I saw who was also having gender reassignment surgeries all the happiness in the world. Good for you. My condolences to the parent who lost her child to suicide due to his sexuality.

With the war, poverty, illiteracy and crime rate in the world, it both annoys and pisses me off that people have nothing better to do than attack people who want to have corrective surgery to match their inside feelings. I cannot imagine how you feel, but, my heart goes out to you.

I've always been open minded and got exposed to all kinds of people as an adolescent. I loved the drag queens and my gay male friends and took everyone as they treated me. I was a fag hag in my youth. People are born gay or straight, but, I don't get the bisexual thing, so bear with me on that one.

Peace, everyone! Worry about yourselves and if you don't like who is on tv, change the channel!

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences to the person who lost her brother to suicide because of his sexuality. This should go with the above post. I thought it was your son. Either way, you don't get over it and it doesn't get better. My brother was gay. He drank himself to death for other reasons after losing his job after several years on November 26, 2010. My dad passed due to natural causes on May 27, 2008, and the youngest brother died in a fire in 2009. They all hurt just as badly. Remember the good and fun times. Living really is the hard part <3

Anonymous said...

I am a reptilian born in a human body and I am going to undergo surgery to implant the hide that I should have been borne with.

Anonymous said...

Some of you people truly scare me. My sibling was "born" a girl, however not once ever acted like one. Do you honestly think people choose to be different & want to walk through life being judged by a pack of idiot, hateful jerks (even those that like to throw the Lord into this)? Do you think people such as Chaz & my BROTHER WANTED to be trapped in a body that doesn't match what they feel whole-heartedly should be quite the opposite? Yes, definitely sounds like a f'ing choice. It's a damn shame that people feel like it's their right to judge others. Go focus on yourself & stop being so hateful to those that want what's best for THEM. It's not easy for the world to accept how they are living - how in the hell hard do you think it is for them to live day to day, having to be someone they are not & then once they choose to be who they are supposed to be have to deal with a pack of ignorant, opinionated morons?! Get a clue people. Transgender isn't a choice. It's a person allowing themselves to be who they really are. They don't need you to beat them down any more than they already have themselves. I am proud of my brother & happy that someone in the public eye, such as Chaz is brave enough to ignore all the hate & move forward with HIS life.

Anonymous said...

Without a present father and a mother like Cher, what did you expect to happen?

Anonymous said...

lmao..even with the surgery you can still tell immediately that it's a woman..It is nothing more than a freak, fluke of nature..death would be a welcoming release for it from this life and would do it and us a whole lot of good..=)

Anonymous said...

All of your thoughts and opinions on this person and why they're damned or evil or so much happier or more miserable are entirely subjective.
That being said, all of you are wrong and you should go outside and not be on the internet looking at celebrity plastic surgery articles.

Anonymous said...

people pick on other people just to cover thier own faults..and yes u do have one. being a member of the gay society has had its hardships but i wouldnt change it for the world. i have been this way as far back as i can remember.people are just getting down right ugly. everyone has this moral upstanding. well your mom never taught you that if you didnt have anything nice to say,than shut up.some of ya ll are pulling crap out your ass like..what was that a brain scan to see if chaz had a male or female brain..lol are we running out of hurtful things to say?this whole christian thing. im christian but have a relationship with God. religion is the foundation of so many horrible things in this world. wars.the Bible is a tool and is precieved in many ways which means your prob not right.sorry.People want to quote the Bible for justication of what they think it says. another man shall not lie with another man?is that why jesus told johnathan i love you more than i can love a woman?have you seen the picture of the last super lately?check out who is sitting next to Jesus.what about Naomi and Ruth. There is a whole book on the lesbians. you really cant think they were just really good friends do you?so stop with the whole preaching.I NORE DOES ANYONE ELSE ANSWER TO YOU.dont you think gays and lesbians havent been through thier own bout with IF they are going to hell?YES WE HAVE!.God wants us to love one another. as long as we follow that rule we are fine. I have a family and have only been with a hand full of people,and most turning into relationships consisting of years!I know a lot of hetersexuals that can not live up to that!so it doesnt matter each to thier own.
I can out because i could not be what society thought i should be. it was miserable.i liked girls for some reason. i was born this way. Chas was born a certain way.He did not feel comfortable on the outside. that was not who he was. so what if he changed his body..its not yours.is he in your family..no.how is he affecting you in any way??? he should have given that money to save the starving children?when was the last time you gave to a foundation? when was the last time you gave to the homeless?i guarantee that family has given more money to charities that you ever will. he used your tax money? where did you get that info. like i said that family can pay for stuff themselves...they dont need your charity...lol..charity dont need your charity. funny. i use to work at a store with well..a black community. dont get me wrong im not predudice. but one girl came up to me and started talking about how the white people slaved her family up and so on. i was shocked since neither her nor i know how that feels. that was years ago before we were ever thought of. i have no room to be predudice. they say at this time of age being gay is the new black and i believe it. from tieing people to a fence and letting them die to slandering them all over the internet. we thought we had moved forward from our barbaric ways but not so much. this is what i want to keep from my daughter! not the fact that there are people out there different from you and not to hate but to learn. i want to protect her from the fact that there will not be one part of her life that there is not going to be some stupid asshole that is not going to like it. in such a way that they get away with not only being verbally bashing but also PHYSICALLY bashing. maybe i am different. maybe i am gay..i like women. doesnt make me that different from you. i still bleed the same way. i would give the shirt off my back if i knew you needed one and some may say thats a fault but in reality.thats the better way to be.i too am soooo sorry for the person that lost thier relative to suicide.it hard enough fighting with yourself but having to deal with the harsh bastard of this world no one can be THEMSELVES.like i said if you are not being what people want you to be yu get shunned.its a crying shame we cant all grow up. got to get back to my gay life!laters! ton ton

Anonymous said...

Many people pretend to be something they are not to impress others and many people live from a place of fear - fear of failure, fear of change, fear of rejection, fear of people not liking them, fear of changing a job they hate or leaving a bad relationship or being alone or getting old - the list goes on. Chaz had the courage to become who in his heart he felt he was destined to be. To those who find that so threatening, that is a huge red flag there is something inherently lacking or broken in You on a spiritual, intellectual and emotional level.

Anonymous said...

Is it affecting you personally? No? Then shut up. Do what makes you happy.

Anonymous said...

I was born female. After menopause I'm not sure what I am anymore. I don't feel feminine or masculine, for that matter. I'm growing a little mustache and beard and I have to just deal with it the best I can. Hormone therapy has bad side effects and I don't want cancer. So, as an adult and making the choice to not take hormones I will just have to adapt to whoever I am becoming in my old age years to come. Chaz made a choice, too, and, as an adult, he will adapt and live with whatever the life this all brings to him. I address this person as him out of respect to his wishes. So what if it's him or her. Our gender shouldn't be a factor in our lives. Especially when you get old, I mean, really old, your gender is not going to matter anymore anyway. Happiness is an individually relative. Kids don't need a gender to be happy. Survive in peace and don't let others put you down.

Anonymous said...

I agree with allllllllllllllllll of that...? Unfortunately the average person doesn't want to read something that long, so I'm going to sum it up. Regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, facial hair, or toenail length we are all one in the same. We ma
y not understand, but we should not get upset because we lack knowledge. No one likes to feel stupid. All we can do is treat people how we would want to be treated in that situation. REAL judgement will not be based upon specific religion, but on the good that is done.

Anonymous said...

We sure live is on sick messed up world, women becoming men, men becoming women. No wonder there are kids out there wanting to commit suicide. Your mother is a man and your father is a woman

Anonymous said...

Screwed up by the psychotherapists and plastic surgeons who basically are Dr. Frankensteins. There have always been masculine woman, feminine men. With no "overriding" need to change that, or self-pronounced statements of being trapped "in the wrong body". They were content to be what they were. Transgender, while a rare genetic anomaly, is now being "recreated" as a "norm". This is a recent phenomena, promulgated by medical technology in concert with psychiatrists who want to be seen as "scientists". The DSM, Bible of Psychological Conditions, votes on "what" should be listed. A show of hands. Not a blood test, not concrete science, but bias and personal belief prevails masquerading as "expert" opinion.... operative word here is opinion.

Bottom line, it seems all the more likely that unable to compete with supermom, sex symbol Cher, Chastity chose to reject her so entirely, to become the antithesis of everything her mom was, and find an arena where there could be no competition with mom..... that is, becoming a man. That is the only identity Chastity could form that would not be "in the shadow" of her mother. So very sad that those suppose to help her, actually exploit her to validate their own beliefs, which is that they, physicians/psychotherapists) have the power to cure and change anything. Anything but the soul that is. By virtue of her obesity, she is still a tortured soul, even as a man. By virtue of her contradictory statements (gender is between your ears, not your legs), yet insists that she cannot be comfortable in her own skin unless there is something hanging between her legs (what's between your legs is more important than what's in your head). Sorry, I just don't get "this brave new world".

The next advance will likely be in "brain transplants"... then we can fore go all this and she can just have her brain transplanted to a male body, just like organ donation. This is the end result of a secular world with no faith..... the result of putting yourself at the center, the result of the belief that all urges and desires exist to be indulged in, the result of no constructive avenue or goals on things other than your self, how you fit, or don't fit in. Pure self-focus and illustrates not progress or growth to me, but the stunted emotions of the self-absorbed. From the same guys who brought us lobotomies, fake boobs, and Michael Jackson's carved up face. Self-mutilation, not self-actualization. So sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

"We sure live is on sick messed up world, women becoming men, men becoming women. No wonder there are kids out there wanting to commit suicide. Your mother is a man and your father is a woman"

Well said!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sick of people bringing religion into this, "God this" and "God that". If God made everyone perfect and beautiful then people wouldn't have to change themselves to find happiness. This is not about religion this is about happiness and sexuality. I am transgender, and I am currently saving up for my operation. There is nothing wrong with me, I was just born a woman, but I know, truly and deeply, that I am a man. God didn't do this to me; an X sperm cell met an egg cell, and I am the result. I have an older brother, my Mother and Father aren't divorced, I am Catholic raised, my Great Aunts are nuns and been in a convent for over 50 years. Chaz is a beautiful, courageous and genuine person and insulting him with your ignorance is insulting to man-kind. The ignorant are awful good at judging things they don't understand.

Anonymous said...

I also hate when Christians compare things to Nazism. Hitler was sworn into "Office" by pledging to follow God's command. He stated that he was completing God's mission when he slaughtered Jewish people. Nazi soldiers carried a slogan of religious propaganda on their belts stating alliegence to gods work. And the current Pope was a member of the Nazi party. Leave religion to the churches. This is a matter of raising awareness, preventing depression, suicide and self-harm. You weren't invited here to judge you were invited here to learn.

Anonymous said...

No one knows what God wants...Chaz may be doing exactly what God wants him to do. I just want him to be happy. Why can't human beings be kind. My prayer for 2012 is that all humans will open their hearts and their minds.

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Chaz: I could have my legs broken, extended, have my hair permed to an Afro and take injections to make my skin very dark.....but nothing could make me black.....because I am not. Alternatly I coul havea blow hole installed on the back of my neck, have my legs sewn together then have my feet turned into a flipper with surgery.....but no amount of surgery could ever allow me to really become a dolphin....because I am not. In the same way....nothing can actually make you a man because you are female. You are simply a mutilated female now. As long as it makes you happy I suppose. Enjoy the scar tissue!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow. Reading these comments, is it any surprise that the average transperson only lives to the age of 21, and the most common cause of death is suicide?

Talking that shit, you might as well just put a gun to some poor kid's head. Can't help but wonder what a loving god would think about people so filled with hate and fear that their culture encourages the deaths of their fellow human beings.

Anonymous said...

If your "God" has created so many narrow minded, judgemental, thoughtless, selfish people as I see on here.......... then actually I don't want there to be a God or to put my faith in one!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe that there are so many ignorant Americans. No wonder Americans are dispised the world over. In this day and age with all of the knowledge available to us via the internet and television one would think that Americans would be on top of figuring things out, but that is not the case as I read some of these comments about Chaz Bono. It's disgusting, these truly ignorant haters. From the psycho self-righteous, religous republicans that show such incredible disrespect for their President of the United States, Barak Obama to the gluttonous 1% that take, take, take from the less fortunate and get off scott free, it is sickening. I am so glad I AM CANADIAN.

Anonymous said...

Now here I go sounding like I'm stereotyping as I type this, but...can't help noticing that young people are being brought up to believe their job is to be outraged at anyone who doesn't accept or agree with the behavior of gays or people of another race or religion.

"Racist!" "Homophobe!" "Ignorant!" -- the insults fall from their self-righteous lips as if they think they were put on the Earth to patronize and infantalize those who are different and yell at anyone who voices an anti OC opinion.

People are always going to disagree with deviant behavior -- sometimes they'll even disagree with folks you were brought up to believe you're supposed to protect and save from the big, bad world.

Relax. By the time you're out of college or out of our 20's, you're usually a little more comfortable with opinion and don't go around seeing bigotry everywhere. You're more likey to let others voice their opinion and more likely to let peopl being discussed take care of themselves instead of jumping in like you're the world's savior. So...Relax. It'll be okay.

Anonymous said...

The letter of Feb. 12 at 8:30 is one of the ugliest, hate-filled rants I've seen lately, and I'm online a lot. Fellow Americans, please don't let it turn you off Canadians. Most are very nice.

Anonymous said...

Its her life depending on what he/she wants to be! Its her choice to be whatever. Also some males become females. And females become males

Anonymous said...

go Chaz! be happy!! :)

Anonymous said...

OMFG!!! How teh hell did god get brung in on this?

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering how someome would feel if they were told it was wrong to believe in God and/or Jesus Christ, I'm not religious but I would never tell someone it was wrong to believe, I think faith is an amazing thing but I also believe that everyone has the right as a human being to believe in what they want and do what makes them happy. Now like many people have said, tolerence is the key word. It's not my place or anyone elses to place judgement on ANYONE. I think it's healthy to have positive debates about topics such as this but it's crazy to me how much hate is held within a lot of these comments, not just from the religious side but also from the pro-homosexuality side. I wish we could just agree to disagree and respect eachothers opinions and life decisions. There's people who do good in the world and theres people who do bad, I think it's safe to say that someones sexuality has absolutly nothing to do with the type of person they are. I've met heterosexual, homosexual, transgender, liberal, conservative, male, female, black, white, asian, hispanic, doctors, homeless. You name it and all types of people consist of both good and bad. Everyone has a right to happiness, as long as no one is being endangered or harmed then why do we care what anyone chooses to do? Chaz isn't forcing people to be transgender and I don't think he's encouraging anyone to disrespect anyones religious beliefs. Just grow up and show some respect for your fellow human beings and I believe you'll be happier for it.

Life is beautiful no matter how you live it, just live it how YOU want to and let others do the same afterall, for each finger you point at someone, you're pointing three back at yourself.

Also, thank you to anyone who took the time to read my post, I appreciate it.

-Amanda

Anonymous said...

Those seeking are searching for God. Enough said.

scully said...

I'm all about respecting people's identities, and have no problem with same-sex relationships... however, I believe that drastic alteration of one's physical body is more psychosis than orientation.

Not to mention the cocktail of hormones Chaz must be on to make her a "man" are apt to cause numerous disorders to her biologically female body, including breast cancer.

I believe such "sex changes" are unethical, and that counseling would be more in order. A woman being sexually attracted to other women is normal. A woman that wants her body to be mutilated then put on a cocktail of hormones and drugs so she can abandon her female-ness obviously has serious psychological issues.

Anonymous said...

Does religion turn people into bigots & haters, judging everyone for their personal decisions? Chaz is a very brave person for not only doing what he feels is right for him, but to make it public - wow! It was inspiring to me. I hate my big boobs, and I'm seriously considering a breast reduction. I have even debated getting them completely removed (maybe even like Chaz - the "man cut") so I am certain NEVER to have to wear a bra again! I can't stand wearing bras, and I don't want to go through the risk, pain and recovery of surgery to find they are still too big to be free of the truss I have been wearing since the age of 13! Go Chaz! Be free! Inspire others, and fuck the judgemental Jesus freaks who want to send you to hell. Mixing religion with politics is the reason this country has become so fucked up! They want to control everything that frightens them. They want to either throw people in prison or kill anyone who dares to be different (maybe they are just jealous that some people acutally had the balls to do what they felt was right for them!), or who does drugs (for recreation or escape), or who is not their version of perfect. What a bunch of hippocrites! Why don't you people live your own lives and let the rest of us live ours in peace? This is America, right? Land of the FREE and home of the BRAVE! To me, Chaz is one of the bravest people I have encountered!

Anonymous said...

to all the ignorant comments....You have no idea how it feels to feel the way he does it sucks and dont you think if he had a choice to be happy either way he would just stay a woman because what he is going threw is not fun or easy. Life is way too short to be unhappy for so long and the reasons for ur stupid comments are either because u urself are insecure and too scared to speak up about it or your just extreamly uneducated.... So before u open ur big stupid mouth think about how it would feel if it were u..

Anonymous said...

God only created man and woman. Nobody should change that.
If they do. They are accountable to God, maybe not in his lifetime
but in God's time.

Anonymous said...

That's a nice fairy tale you believe in.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I <3 U! GREAT COMMENT!

Anonymous said...

If one is born a female, becomes transgender, later has sex re-assignment to complete gender transformation, HE will always think like a female.

Christ came not to condemn, but to conform, reform, and transform our mind and spirit to one with him and become Children-of-God. If you believe that Jesus is the Son-of-God, you shall be saved by his Grace, Mercy and Love. Jesus says "Follow Me."

Who is Jesus? Read the bible's new testament "John" or "Gospel of John."

Chaz, you are loved!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised at the lack of knowledge about transgenders here.

A trans person is a man stuck in a woman's body or a woman stuck in a man's body. Chaz is not and never was a woman. He has a male brain but was born with a female body. As you can imagine that must be very traumatic. It's not a mental problem, it's not something that can be 'fixed.' Gender reassignment surgery isn't something that is taken lightly. You can't walk in and say 'make me a man.' You have to go through years of counselling and I believe that you have to live as a man/woman for years before you are considered for surgery. People who disagree with this can't say anything. You don't understand what it feels like to be the wrong sex.

Unknown said...

Live your life and be happy! If others don't like it duck them!

Anonymous said...

God certainly did not intend to have Chastity as a man. However, what is there to do now? If it were my child, I think I would be very upset. But, Chaz is pleased to be living as an obese male so we should just leave that subject and not follow suit.

Anonymous said...

there are many on this list who made my hidden life miserable. for what reason? i hid for 63 years and if i had been able younger, i too would have changed gender. don't give me the god and bible stuff. everyone makes up what they want with all of that. if you are a fool, as many of you seem to be, you are clearly not to be respected. if you are lgbt, and not a fool, you should be respected for who you are. the rest is ridiculous pandering of the ignorant. you know who you are. stop it, and tend to your obvious short comings.

Anonymous said...

Don't care about the sex change, even though you can't really change your sex....Regardless, Chaz is insane.

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry but chaz still looks like a lesbian

Anonymous said...

People wonder why the world is going to hell in a basket? It's because of crap like this, it's all about 'whatever makes you happy'. That's the biggest load of BS ever. We are made in God's image and are to reverantly fear him, which is to not break his rules. He made you as a woman at conception, then you're a woman. It's not for me to judge, only to stand for what is right!

The Secret Life of the Folk Singer's Wife said...

Wow---I am constantly surprised at how judgmental, cruel, medieval and plain old idiotic people can be when it comes to anything related to LGBT issues, decisions, coming out, surgery-----you name it the jerks come a running. Get over your hate. Stop invented a vindictive bigoted God to quote when it's really just a personal disdain and prejudice that motivates your statements.

Somehow I suspect that there are many issues----outside of Chaz's decisions and LGBT transexual decisions-----where I would disagree with the judgmental haters. Let me guess---you think we're fighting a just war and killing people in name of democracy right? Let me guess---you think all poor white trash should be cut off from welfare right? You think Global Warning is a joke right? You think the holocaust never happened right? You hate black, brown, yellow and any people not like you right?

And you think you're always right----right? Well guess what-----you're just dead wrong!

Anonymous said...

After all the comments I read good posituve inferent, where was the Christian too lead Chasity in the right direction. Sure it would take a mountain of work to do so because she was disturbed at a young age. All her life wasnt there anyone who was Christian enough around her to show her a better way?

Anonymous said...

For everyone wondering why trans people don't get the penile surgery. It's because it's very dangerous and risky, if someone were to get that surgery there is a high chance that they will never have an orgasm again. So that person would have to choose whats more important. Having a penis that doesn't work, or a vagina that does(in which case there is something called a strap-on). None the less it's still that person's decision in what they want to do and until you know all the facts you shouldnt judge. It's HIS life (not he/she for you ignorant pricks out there) and HE is happy and that's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

I AM SO SAD FOR OUR HUMAN CONDITION. ALL OF YOU HATERS OUT THERE ARE JUST MISERABLY MIS-INFORMED. PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO ABOUT INNOCENT LITTLE BABIES BEING BORN WITH GENDER CONFUSION. THEY DIDN'T ASK FOR THIS ONGOING LIFETIME OF TRAUMA AND PAIN.... LET US ALL FIND TOLERANCE FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO HAVE A DECENT LIFE!!!i AM A HAPPILY MARRIED FEMALE, WANTING TO EMBRACE ALL OF MY FELLOW MAN... WE MUST LOVE AND ACCEPT EACH AND EVERYONE ..





will smith said...

damn this shit wack yo

Anonymous said...

She was more attractive as a woman than she is a man. I used to watch her on her parents show when i was a kid

Anonymous said...

First, and I know this will be met with controversy, I am a religious person, have basic beliefs, but a baby IS NOT AN ACT OF GOD, it is a biological occurence in a woman's body between a man's sperm and a woman's ovum, this is not "God forming the child into a female", the X chromosome does that. So whether we're born male or female, it';s a 50/50 shot, it's not "God's plan", so if an adult like Chastity Bono wants to become a man, and she's not hurting anyone, then so be it. Sex change operations are not "what's wrong with the world" (whoever said that) There are so many things that are truly "wrong" with the world, some we can change or control, most we can not. MInd your own business people, what's wrong with the world are nosy busy bodies that wanna judge anyone different than them

gogo said...

if the reassignment makes chaz happy and at peace..i'm all for it!..he looks great although he needs to get a little more toned..i like this guy..would love to meet and have a beer..lot of hate here and its unnecessary!

gogo said...

if the reassignment makes chaz happy and at peace..i'm all for it!..he looks great although he needs to get a little more toned..i like this guy..would love to meet and have a beer..lot of hate here and its unnecessary!

kayla love said...

why the hell does most of these comments surround religion? peoples sexuality is not a problem weather u r christan or not....religion is just a buch of dumbfukin stories somone made up because they know humans r just dumb enough to listen to this shit....let people be who they wanna be....why cant people be gay or transgender? let them....their lives should not be decided for them because of some stupid religion.! im a lesbian and proud of it and someday i am gunna get a sex change not because i want attention but because i have never felt right in my own body..its my choice....if i want a dick then who sais i cant? god?..."he is not fucking real u wackjobs" I LOVE U CHAZ BONO! keep on goin boy!....i am a little worried about ur health tho...i think u should work out....but only because it comes down to ur health and life and i love u and i dont want u to leave this world because look at all the changes u r making....i am in alot of clubs to get gay rights out there 4 everyone and i would love to hook up with u sometime and disscuss this serious issue with people thinking they have the right to let their religion get in the way of who u wanna be....also people stop taking things out of context and making it in ur own....where in the bible does it say if u gay then u nasty? it fuking dosnt! to be queer is to be awsome.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree!!

Anonymous said...

I believe it is not healthy for his body...gaining that much weight because of the hormones, etc he had to take...I do not think he will live too long....she look beautiful as a girl.....

Anonymous said...

He look much better and healthier as a girl....I do not think he will live too long....

Anonymous said...

For those who think that what Chaz did is an abomination...I have this to say to you: Yes, God makes us all. God also made humans with 5 (YES FIVE) different sexes. However, if you all want to do God's job and judge Chaz for his decision, then it will be YOU who are judged in like and kind when you stand before God on Judgment Day. As God said "Judge not, lest you be judged". Wouldn't you all just hate it if God accepted Chaz into heaven and sent you all to hell? It would certainly make MY day, you rude, judgmental humans...and I use the term 'humans' very loosely because I doubt that you are actually human because a REAL human has a heart and I don't see any of you having a heart.

Anonymous said...

The Lord said
"love thy neighbor as thyself"
And I hope your neighbors are homosexuals that are into bdsm

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope Chastity is happy now. However I do believe, as several before me have commented that the changes were too extreme, and she will not live a great deal longer. why not do what can be done, such as hair styling, makeup, and counseling? If she already had too much testosterone in her system, why artificially add more?
Please enumerate for me the "five" sexes that supposedly God created? And does that include the babies born with both sets of organs???

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU CHAZ AND MY YOUR LIFE BE HEALTHY, HAPPY & STRONG

Anonymous said...

People are forgeting that God, or rather whoever or whatever you believe in, may form and create a perfect complete being BUT there are most likely millions of man-made interferences that can change the end result. A pregnant woman exposed to radiation, or taking a drug that is later recalled, drinking, smoking (all varieties)pollution, contaminated water......the list of risk cobinations is staggering and could be in the millions.
I think it is brave, extreme, but brave for anyone to to go to such measures to feel complete as a person. And I believe everyone at some point in their life has dreamed of being someone or something else and thought, just for a moment, that if they could...they would be happy and fullfilled.

lee gear said...

MANY PEOPLE GO THROUGH HORMONAL CHANGES...THEY HAVE NO CHOICE ABOUT *!! I RESPECT YOU CHAZ FOR FREEING YOUR SELF !!

Larry said...

What you and I think reallllllly doesn't matter. We all pay in the end.... Heaven or Hell its left up to you.

Anonymous said...

The New Testament tells us that we are to follow Christ's example. As Christians, we- by definition- believe in the improved wisdom of the new covenant with God, as dictated by Jesus, in the New Testament, as opposed to the Old Testament. There is only one commandment from Jesus in the New Testament: to love others as He loved us.

However, Jesus did judge sin. He simply told us not to judge the sinner's heart and motive based on superficial criteria in snap judgments. He certainly had no problem confronting the money changers in the Temple (greed), the invalid at the pool in Bethesda (sloth) and the Pharisees (hypocrisy) in a very aggressive manner, but he made decisions about who to judge in a wise and deliberate manner. We judge sin all of the time in society: theft, assault, unkindness, impoliteness etc.. Our judgment of what is sin becomes thorny when the behavior involves sex, which can be perceived as victimless when it involves adults. However, we do have impressionable children watching these choices.

Therefore, we are to follow Jesus' true example, if we are going to invoke his name, and decide whether the choice that is being contributes to the well-being and betterment of humanity. Thus, as a practicing Christian, I decide whether a lifestyle choice is positive, or a sin, based on whether the person walks in greater love toward others after making it. There have been many unconventional decisions to marry interracially, become a practicing gay male or lesbian etc. that were positive decisions because the participants went on to live productive lives, as defined by being a positive example by helping others. There are plenty of similar choices that were sin because they did not. Moreover, there are plenty of conventional decisions that fall into each of those categories as well. As for Chastity Bono becoming Chaz, I may have missed it, but I have not seen Chaz look happy at any point after getting that surgery. Walking in love includes self love, and self love radiates from the person through joy. In addition, I haven't heard that Chaz has done anything productive since. That coupled with the fact that Chaz went on the talk show circuit after getting that surgery indicates to me that Chastity was a lost human being, trying to get attention by going under the knife, which, by the way- was my same impression when Cher started getting tattoos like a man 25 years, or s, ago. Since then, she doesn't appear to have done anything productive but spiral into ever more self-aggrandizing narcissism, such as facial surgery, and reportedly, rib removal, in order to fit into her obligatory skin tight gowns. Therefore, Cher provided a poor example for Chastity, and Chastity is a lost soul, who is providing a poor example for children. Are there other transgender people, whom I would support in having surgery? Probably, but they would have to show me, through their behavior, that it was a necessary step in order to place them on the path of walking in love, which does not mean blowing air kisses at people, it means helping people with their felt needs.

Please note how long it took me to arrive at an opinion about Chastity Bono's surgery. Now that is what Jesus would do because that is what He did!

Rebel said...

You are a failed abortion and I pray you don't have children who were born gay. It's not a choice you idiotic moron your born that way..