Bono, Chaz

Chaz Bono is an LGBTQIA+ activist, actor, and author whose transition from female to male in 2008 made him the most well-known U.S. trans man in the early 21st century. Bono’s visibility has included extensive interviews, advocacy work, the Becoming Chaz documentary, appearing on Dancing With the Stars, and starring in the drama American Horror Story. This extensive coverage positioned Bono as the accessible face, name, and reference point for the public on trans male lives.

Childhood and Family

Bono was born on March 4, 1969, in Los Angeles, California, to Cher and Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono. The only child of the singer-entertainer “it couple” who topped the pop charts with “I Got You Babe” in 1965, Bono was raised in the spotlight of family fame. Appearing ...

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