Chaz Bono is advising people to be true
to themselves after he “wasted” years worrying about
transitioning, UK daily Daily Mail reported.
Writing at his blog ChazBono.net,
the 41-year-old has called on people to “Do what is right for you.”
“I wasted years worried about what
other people would think if I transitioned, and now I wish I had
those years back,” he wrote.
Bono was born Chastity Bono to singer
and gay idol Cher and the late entertainer-politician Sonny Bono.
Last June, eight months into his gender
reassignment, Bono came out transgender.
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.”
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.”
Appearing at a Malibu art exhibit over
the weekend for his half-brother Elijah Blue Allman, Bono told
reporters that he felt the “most pressure to look and behave like
someone that truly was not me” as a member of the defunct band
Ceremony in the 90s. He said he was “miserable” pretending to be