Chaz Bono has said he's happier since
transitioning to a man.
The 42-year-old Bono, the child of gay
icon Cher and the late entertainer-politician Sonny Bono, made his
remarks before being honored by the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian
Center for his transgender activism last weekend.
“I'm definitely more happy since I
transitioned,” Bono told GregInHollywood.com's
Greg Hernandez on the red carpet.
Bono also discussed his appearance on
this season's dancing competition show Dancing With The Stars.
“I had a great time doing Dancing
With The Stars, it was an amazing, really amazing, experience.
It pushed you in a lot of ways that really build up self-confidence
that you didn't know you had,” Bono said.
Social conservatives fumed over the
show's decision to include a transgender person, some
going so far as to say young children watching the show could be
“There's always going to be people
that discriminate against other people but I think it will be much
less acceptable. I think it will be in the way when somebody makes a
racial slur and everyone sort of gasps. I think it will be how we
are now looking back on the civil rights movement. We will look back
at the LGBT movement similarly,” Bono answered when asked his
thoughts on the controversy.