Chaz Bono to make film about gender reassignment

He’s already had to deal with a lifetime of being in the wrong body, as well as the ordeal of coming out to his mother and then to the public, but Chaz Bono is taking one more brave leap forward and making a documentary film about his female-to-male gender reassignment.  The point of the film is to draw attention to the issue of transsexuality, and to help people better understand and accept what transitioning people go through.

The film has been chosen to premiere at the Sundance Festival, so it’s very likely to be worth a watch.  I’m sure there will be some bashing in there somewhere, as it always is, but hopefully the message will get through loud and clear anyway.

Christina Aguilera turns to Cher for support

Christina Aguilera has needed some help getting over a broken heart after her split with husband Jordan Bratman, and she has turned to her Burlesque co-star, Cher, for advice.  She said that Cher had a ton of great things to say about the upsides of divorce, about starting over, and about holding onto your identity no matter which husbands float in and out of your life.

On the red carpet at the premiere of Burlesque, Cher and Christina seemed like BFFs, in a very mother-daughter kind of way.  Cher seemed very supportive of Christina, and Christina definitely seemed in better spirits than recent weeks, although she was visibly nervous about the movie premiering.

Cher mixes up her pronouns

Cher recently told Vanity Fair magazine that having a transgendered child can cause some complications, not the least of which is the need to remember what to call said child.  She admitted during the interview that she doesn’t always remember to call Chaz (formerly Chastity) “him,” and as if to prove the point, she slipped up during the interview and referred to Chaz as a girl.

I know people are going to jump all over her for that, but I think it’s good that she’s showing these mistakes in public.  Coming out as transgendered is not just an adjustment for the person transitioning – it’s a huge change for everyone who knows that person.  I think Cher is doing her best to try to support Chaz, and I think she can be forgiven for using an incorrect pronoun here and there.

Call Me Chaz! Chastity Bono Now Legally a Man

Chastity Bono, the former daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono is now officially their son, Chaz Bono. A year after undergoing a sex change, Chaz Bono is now legally a man. Chaz Bono previously came out as a lesbian back when she was still Chastity Bono, but later realized she was really gay, per se – she was actually just in the wrong body. Bono began transitioning from female to male in 2008.

Chaz Bono before and after
Chaz Bono before and after

Chaz Bono was finally granted a legal gender and name change on Thursday by a California judge. Bono underwent “irreversible surgery” last September to alter his “sex characteristics from female to male,” according to court documents filed in March. The former Chastity Sun Bono is now officially Chaz Salvatore Bono and will be issued a new birth certificate reflecting his name and gender changes.

“It’s hard for me to articulate how this feels—when you’ve lived your whole life in a body and having everybody relate to you as something you don’t feel,” Bono told People magazine in December of his decision to change his sex. “When that finally gets righted, it’s just amazing. I finally get to live my life the way I’ve always wanted to.”

“I feel so much more comfortable than I’ve ever been,” Bono said. “I’ve felt male as far back as I can remember. Life is short and life is precious. This is who I am. I need to finally be who I am.”

“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,” Bono’s publicist said in a press statement.

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Leave ‘Em Alone, Fools!

Okay y’all, what the eff was going on with all the star harassments last night? First Tim McGraw, and then Cher! The dynamic diva had an overzealous, drunk fan harassing her at Tootsies, a legendary Nashville nightclub early Wednesday morning.

According to Nashville police, a 36-year-old man named Calvin Hutton Houghland approached the 62 year old superstar at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Club management asked him to leave the famed honky-tonk. Instead, Houghland had a spell of drinkin’ thinkin’, slithered into the VIP section, and grabbed Cher!

Tootsies is a Nashville institution, and is usually PACKED. It’s not big, but stars and regulars usually mingle with NO problems. This guy was likely a goofass tourist, as Nashvillians pride themselves on not bugging celebs. Bad form, you know. Houghland IS an old Nashville name, but Snarkista would be SHOCKED if this guy was part of THAT blue-blooded clan. Rest assured, she’ll look into it.

Bouncers came to Cher’s rescue and kicked the dumbass BACK out. Houghland called the cops and complained of assault! Oops! Fool failed a field sobriety test.

Cher declined to press charges, so the man could have walked home free. Instead, Mr. Crazy ASKED to be taken into custody! The police obliged. That’s the whiskey talkin’ now! Take one of the bazillion cabs that line up outside Tootsies! Cheapass apparently thought the cops would give him a ride home. They gave him a ride to the BIG house instead. His bail was set at $3,000. That could’ve bought a hellofa lot of brewskies, dude.