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- Posted on Jun 18th 2009 2:55PM by Dan Reilly
"Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support," Cher said in a statement to Usmagazine.com. "I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny, and although I may not understand, I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child."
Last week, the 40-year-old Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman broke the news with a statement to TMZ. "Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," he said. "He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones. It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his 'coming out' [as a lesbian] did nearly 20 years ago."
Neil Giuliano, the President of GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, also supports the choice. "Chaz Bono's decision to live his life authentically represents an important step forward, both for him personally and for all who are committed to advancing discussions about fairness and equality for transgender people," he said. "Coming out as transgender is an extremely personal decision and one that is never made lightly. We look forward to hearing Chaz's story in his own words in the future."
According to Bragman, Bono will not be doing any press in the foreseeable future.