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Chazz Bono

Chaz Bono (formerly Chastity Bono) came out to her parents, Sonny and Cher, as a lesbian at the tender age of 18, but didn’t come out publicly until 1995. As a proud member of the LGBT community, Bono flexed her political muscles and began to write for The Advocate, campaign against the Defense of Marriage Act, and became a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign. More than 20 years later, in 2008, Bono began the gender transition process, which took nearly two years to complete. In the aftermath, Bono, now 43, embraced the transformation and made an award-winning documentary about his journey, , and continued to fight for the LGBT community as an outspoken contestant on the 13th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Out and Proud in Hollywood

In honor of Gay Pride Month, check out the many celebs in 2012 who are out and proud of it!