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Chaz Bono Legally Changes Gender, Name

A California judge on Thursday granted a request filed by Chaz Bono to legally change his name and gender, The Associated Press reported.


Chaz began his transition from female to male in March 2009

“Today the Transgender Law Center represented Chaz Bono in a petition for change of name and gender,” Kristina Wertz, legal director of the Transgender Law Center, told Access Hollywood in a statement. “The court granted the petition and Chaz now has a court name change and a court order recognizing him as male. Chaz couldn’t be happier. This is an important step in his transition and will allow him to change a variety of his identity documents to show who he truly is.”

Chaz recently spoke about GLAAD’s Young Adult Program at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Watch the video below!

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