Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chaz Bono Files Petition for Gender & Name Change

Chaz Bono underwent a sex change operation a year ago and has now filed court papers requesting that a judge officially change his name and gender on all legal documents.

Before the surgical procedure, he was known as Chastity Bono, daughter of Cher and the late Sonny Bono. Prior to discovering that she needed to be a he, Chastity lived openly as a lesbian, causing a rift with her father. She has been in a long term relationship with girlfriend, Jennifer Elia.

Bono’s doctor was required to submit a declaration to the court, acknowledging that a gender-change operation took place. A hearing on the petition is schedule for May 6th in Santa Monica, California.

Cher and her daughter turned son have a strong relationship. Mother and son were recently photographed together at an art exhibition for Cher’s other son, Elijah Blue Allman.

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