Chaz Bono is one of the celebrity contestants on Season 13 of ABC's ballroom competition series "Dancing with the Stars." He is teamed with Lacey Schwimmer, who is back for her 5th season. He is the only child of famed entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher.

Chaz Bono is an LGBT rights advocate, three-time author, speaker and Chaz's decision to come out as a lesbian in 1995 prompted his public work in support of LGBT rights and social justice. He has contributed as a writer-at-large to The Advocate and, in 1996, became the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Day spokesperson. Chaz also served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and has spoken at dozens of universities and LGBT events.

An acclaimed author, Chaz has written three books including "Transition," his groundbreaking and candid account of a 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body. He shared his life and experiences in the three-time Emmy nominated documentary, "Becoming Chaz." Premiering to standing ovations at this year's Sundance Festival, "Becoming Chaz" had its world television premiere in May of 2011 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Chaz continues to create visibility, cause awareness and impact change for LGBT issues.

He currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée, Jennifer Elia.




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Age: 48 years old
Birthday: March 4, 1969
Nickname: Chaz
Full Name / Real Name: Chastity Sun Bono
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA





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