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Chastity Bono changes gender

June 11, 2009 |  5:22 pm

Ktla_newsHere's one of the stories that KTLA News is planning for its 10 p.m. newscast on Channel 5:

CHASTITY BONO SEX REASSIGNMENT: Chastity Bono is having a sex change to become a man. A spokesman for Bono, born a girl to Sonny and Cher, says he "has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity" and began the sex-change process earlier this year. Publicist Howard Bragman said Bono is proud of his decision and hopes "that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue." The 40-year-old writer, activist and reality-TV star came out as gay 20 years ago, Bragman said.