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ABC Attacked by ‘DWTS’ Fans Over Chaz Bono Casting
Bono, the only child of Sonny Bono and Cher, was born female but legally changed his gender and name last year. The announcement Monday that he would join the highly rated ABC dance competition immediately made him one of the highest-profile transgendered people in the world.
Chaz was born a MALE with a female anatomy. He didn’t “change his gender”, he CORRECTED his body so it matched his MALE BRAIN.
When Transsexual people Transition, they are not changing their gender on legal documents like passports and birth certificates, they are correcting errors.
Tell your writers to do some medical research before he writes about people with conditions he obviously knows nothing about.
I have no problem with our wording, which is in line with the way most media organizations describe transgendered people. To take it a step further and say they are “correcting errors” is a sort of Orwellian leap of logic that I don’t see us adopting anytime soon: GBU Editor
Chaz Bono arrives at the 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards in Los Angeles, April 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser