Chaz Bono, eight months into his gender
reassignment, said Thursday it was the best decision he's ever made.
Appearing on Good Morning America,
he said: “I feel so much more comfortable than I've ever been.
I've felt male as far back as I can remember.”
Bono was born Chastity Bono to gay idol
and singer Cher and the late Sonny Bono.
In June, in confirming Bono's
transition, a spokesperson insisted the entertainer would “not be
doing interviews” for some time. But as the most famous person to
undergo the surgery he quickly became the face of the transgender
The entire female to male transition is
expected to last four to five years.
Bono said he always felt male: “I
felt like one of the boys. My friends were boys. In school I
related to boys.”
“At 13, 14 it was real clear at that
point that I was attracted to women,” he said. “And so I was
attracted to women, I am a woman, I guess I'm a lesbian.”
The forty-year-old entertainer and
respected gay rights activist came out at the age of 18 to her
mother, who reportedly was troubled at first with the news. But it
would be another eight years before she announced being a lesbian to
the world in an interview with gay monthly the
Bono said he'll continue to advocate
for the LGBT community. “I'm just a little more focused on the 'T'
now than I am on the 'L' and the 'G,'” he said.