Chaz Bono talks about gender identity on GMA (VIDEO)

Chaz Bono continues his PR blitz to address the critics who claim he is a dysmorphic woman who has amputated his breasts and taken female hormones to effect a masculine appearance.

Bono is the most polarizing cast member for season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The ABC reality show returns on Sept. 19.

“I really haven’t been paying that much attention to it,” Bono said today on “Good Morning America.” “I think it’s a much bigger deal to everybody else than it is to me.”


Bono underwent a gender reassignment surgery and legally changed his gender from female to male last year, as one of the show’s 12 celebrity competitors, and is partnered with Lacy Schwimmer.

“Life is short and life is precious…I’m just a regular guy,” Bono said on “GMA” of the outcry over his selection. “All these ideas that children shouldn’t watch me, I’m going to be confusing, all this stuff, it’s crazy.”

“Gender is between your ears and not you r legs…I felt like one of the boys,” says Bono.

“I feel great…life is just great…I ‘m living the life I always wanted now.”

Bono, 42, was born Chastity Bono, the daughter of Cher and the late Sonny Bono.



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