Chaz Bono Joins the Cast of Dancing with the Stars Tonight; Be "Pro Bono"!

Tonight marks an exciting and historic milestone for the LGBT community and our allies. The long-awaited premiere of the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC will include Chaz Bono as one of its contestants.

Chaz is the author of his recently released memoir Transition, the subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary Becoming Chaz, and the son of the famous duo Sonny & Cher. He is also one of the most visible transgender people in the world.  His appearance on such a popular American primetime network television show will bring his story to an even wider audience.

Please join me in being part of this exciting time by supporting Chaz and the visibility of transgender people. Please take two minutes right now to find out how you can support Chaz, and how you can encourage others to join us.

I hope you'll tune in to Dancing with the Stars every Monday and Tuesday night, and vote for your favorite! Visit GLAAD's website for full voting instructions.

Though Chaz is no stranger to media coverage, his courage and bravery in sharing his story with the public is starting an important conversation in our country about gender identity, equality, and the importance of being true to oneself.  With your help, his experience will help shine a light on the stories of the hundreds of thousands of transgender people living in the United States today.

Find other ways to support Chaz on our website, where we'll give you ways to show that you're "Pro Bono." We also hope you will report anti-transgender comments to us.

We thank you in advance for your participation in changing hearts and minds across America. Catch Dancing with the Stars tonight at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CST on ABC!