August 29, 2011 08:21 PM by Lisa Princ
The official announcement has been made, and rumored contestant Chaz Bono will indeed be competing on season 13 of Dancing With The Stars on ABC. But, the real story here is that Chaz Bono, the only child of Cher and Sonny, already has fans rallying to support him! Read on for more…
For the first time in the show’s history, Dancing With The Stars will see a transgender contestant, in Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity Bono, which has the gay and lesbian communities already rallying behind him in support. In fact, they were rallying behind Chaz Bono even before his name was announced tonight!
GLAAD, also known as The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation recently spoke to Radar Online about Chaz Bono’s possible stint on Dancing With The Stars, in which they said: “At a time when transgender representation in the media is sorely lacking, Chaz Bono joining the cast of a series like Dancing With The Stars would be a tremendous step forward for the public to recognize that transgender people are another wonderful part of the fabric of American culture.”
A spokesperson for the National Center for Transgender Equality also told the gossip site: “I don’t think people will be worked up about it, even though some groups get upset over everything. This is how we overcome hate, America will see that he is just like every other contestant on the show,” and added that Chaz Bono will win over America very quickly, regardless of whether or not he can dance. From looking through his photos, I am under the same impression as Chaz Bono looks like a fun person, but we will have to wait it out and see.
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