Cher Voices Support for Transgender Son Chaz
Actress and singer Cher has said that she admires and fully supports her son Chaz Bono after holding a screening of her son’s soon to be released documentary Becoming Chaz which is about his gender transition from female to male.
At a private screening at Cher’s Malibu home over the weekend, Cher reportedly told friends: “I admire my son Chaz’s courage for sharing his personal journey. Most important to me is that he is very happy. That’s what I care about the most. He has my love and support.”
Chaz, 42, began the process of transitioning from female to male in 2009 and went public with the decision to transition in June of 2010.
Son of Cher and late entertainer-turned-politician Sonny Bono, Chaz enjoys the support of longterm partner Jennifer Elia who will also feature in the documentary.
The production, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown by Oprah Winfrey’s new network OWN on May 10.
According to On Top Magazine, comedian, actress and family friend Rosie O’Donnell will host an hour-long program following the documentary focusing on the making of the film and issues that trans people face.
You can watch the trailer for Becoming Chaz below: