Chaz Bono Petitions California Court To Legally Change Name & Gender

Monday, Mar 29, 2010  |  Updated 2:00 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Chaz Bono Petitions to Legally Change Gender, Name

Getty Images

The 41-year-old writer, activist and reality-TV star, was born a girl to Sonny Bono and Cher. He filed a petition to change his name and gender last week.

advertisement

Chaz Bono is asking a judge to formally change his name and gender.

The 41-year-old writer, activist and reality-TV star, was born a girl to Sonny Bono and Cher. He filed a petition to change his name and gender last week.

Bono's doctor filed a declaration with the court indicating he performeda gender-change operation last year.

Formerly called Chastity, Bono has called the gender change "the best decision I've ever made."

The filing was first reported by celebrity Web site TMZ.com.

A hearing on the petition is scheduled for May 6 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Glam Slam: Cher Costume Sketches By Bob Mackie
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Cher
PLAY IT NOW: Inside The 2010 New York GLAAD Media Awards
PLAY IT NOW: Access Extended: Candis Cayne Talks Chastity (Chaz) Bono's Transgender Transformation

MORE ACCESS ON THESE TOPICS: Chaz Bono - Cher - TV - LGBT

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out