Born Chastity Sun, Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American author, musician, and performer. He rose to fame as a child performer on his parents’ television program, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. His parents are the comedians Sonny Bono and Cher. Bono is a trans man.
In a cover article for a prestigious American homosexual monthly magazine called The Advocate in 1995, Bono officially acknowledged as a lesbian despite still identifying as a woman and several years after being outed as such by the tabloid press. Later, in two books, Bono discussed the process of coming out to oneself and others. His coming-out story is contained in Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families (1998).
How Old Was Chastity Bono When She Became Chaz?
Chastity Bono battled the feeling of being born into the incorrect body for many years. Chastity, the daughter of Sonny and Cher, made the decision to take action at the age of 40 after realizing she was Chaz, a guy hiding within a woman’s body.