Chaz Bono proposes marriage to longtime
girlfriend Jennifer Elia in the documentary Being Chaz, set to
premier Sunday on Oprah Winfrey's OWN television network.
The documentary is a follow-up to last
year's Emmy Award-nominated Becoming Chaz, which also had its
television premiere on OWN after a successful film festival circuit
run. OWN will also broadcast an encore showing of Becoming Chaz
immediately before the new film's 8PM ET/PM premiere.
In a clip from the film obtained by
we see Bono proposing marriage to Elia at the top of Seattle's Space
Needle. But he doesn't actually ask the question, instead he gives
Elia a “birthday present.”
“Wow. It's gorgeous. Thank you so
much, it's stunning. It's huge!” Elia says of her engagement ring.
In a second clip, Elia talks about the
backlash Bono faced for being the first transgender contestant on
ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
“People feel so angry that Chaz is
entering their televisions,” an emotional Elia says. “People who
make change get shot, and I don't think that's worth it. … This is
insane. It's not worth doing a show if you're going to get shot.”
Immediately following the premiere of
Being Chaz, OWN will broadcast the documentary I Am Jazz: A
Family in Transition, which follows the life of 11-year-old Jazz,
a transgender girl, and her family as they cope with the onset of
puberty. (A promotional spot for the films is embedded in the right
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