Oprah Winfrey Network to air 'Becoming Chaz'
January 14th, 2011
10:53 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey Network to air 'Becoming Chaz'

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Oprah Winfrey's cable network is planning to air "Becoming Chaz," a documentary about the transformation of Cher and Sonny Bono's daughter Chastity into their son Chaz, Deadline.com reports.

Prior to its TV broadcast, the film will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23.

According to Sundance's description of the movie:

"Chaz Bono was a male trapped in a female shell for as long as he can remember. Growing up as Sonny and Cher’s adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn’t his own was a crucible it took years to transcend. Now, as he undertakes gender reassignment, he’s bravely decided to share the process on camera.

"Becoming Chaz invites us along on Chaz’s remarkable journey of transformation. As hormone shots give way to top surgery, down-to-earth, unflappable Chaz beams with a sense of liberation and goes public with his story to put a face on a misunderstood issue. Meanwhile, his gregarious girlfriend grapples with the realities of suddenly living with a man, and it’s clear sex change isn’t solely a physical transition."

The movie aims to "reveal the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self," Sundance's description continued. "His moving struggle will reverberate profoundly for anyone to whom authenticity matters."

An air date for "Becoming Chaz" has not yet been announced.

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  1. Big Boy

    Chaz is so brave to come out like this. I wonder how big her D!CK is and if she has phucked any men buttholes yet. Does Chaz weiner squirt out the manchowder and does she spread the happy goop all over her face.

    February 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |




    January 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sizeoftheship

    so how big is chaz's dick?

    January 18, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. LRoy

    Chaznwas born a FEMALE. God does not make mistakes in his creation.

    It is well known that Oprah does not have the highest moral values...certainly with her pro-gay, pro-choice, new-age agenda. And she's very anti-Catholic (or she wouldn't broadcast shows that are in direct conflict to the Church's teachings). Unfortunately, I'm forced to have this channel, but not forced to watch any programming. (Of those of you who miss Discovery Health, FIT TV has taken over the lineup).

    What gets me, even though I am against transgender, is that when done properly guys look better than REAL females!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. bluegrass2

    Oprah, another bad show on your network-really? I thought it was bad enough already, but now you're putting on another show that will shock people so that your network's rating will improve-Fat chance! Your network really sucks & I'm sure your rating are low & I'm soooo glad-You are soooo arrogant. It's less about Chaz & more about you Oprah-Admit it!! The bigger they are-the harder they fall.

    January 17, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. RealityBytes

    This woman will remain a woman until she changes her chromosomes. I can sew a fin to my back but it won't make me a dolphin.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jenny salti

    I love her she Great

    January 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lmw

    God doesn't make mistakes but there is such things as generational curses and that is what this is.. Sins of the parents.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lmw

    God doesn't make mistakes but there is such things as generational curses and that is what this is.. Sin of the parents.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Larson

    Being in a body that you don't feel is your own?


    For god sake, doctors mutilate their genitals and then call them HE (OR SHE)....OR HE/SHE?

    These people need serious psybological counseling. No different than people who have "phantom limb" syndrome or any of the other myriads of mental health issues.

    Society is F'd up as to what is NORMAL or ACCEPTED. This should be neither. Get some medical help and support. Period.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. anonymous

    CNN: I see no evidence of a "moderator" anywhere on the blogs. The language and tone of the comments are hateful, ignorant, offensive, and juvenile.

    Furthermore, I do not believe that the comments left are representative of your viewership – let alone a general public that is truly concerned with news.
    CNN, this is not the venue for such baseless nonsense. If there are not steps taken to remediate this issue, I guarantee you will lose part of your "fanbase", ie the citizenry that turns to CNN for reliable news reporting.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brian Kurth

    I'm simply saddened and disheartened by the level of hatred and mean spirited comments reflected by many of my fellow Americans. You don't have to understand Chaz but he has the right to be who he wants to be. Please stay civil here, folks. We can disagree or not understand but there's no room for such hatred.

    January 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrism62908

    REALLY?....there are people who really suffer from this problem, but why does "chaz" have to make her version oh sorry his version when so many meaningfull ones have been made showing people who have been threw worse and NOT being accepted by others and family, just a another celbkid try'n to glorify there so called struggle. Please spare me...

    January 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chieflaughingwagon

    i dont agree with the racism against oprah. and there is nothing wrong with changing you gender...as long as you dont mind going to he// for it...the reason so many people say the same thing is...cuz the truth is what it is...sometimes its hard to bear...its nevr too late to accept christ...not even for chaz bono

    January 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • CruiseshipCapt

      The comments that come from these christians are extreme and hateful. How dare someone make a judgement call about going to hell..I think they live in own personal hell every day. Useless human beings!

      February 22, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. StraightOutteBeverlyHills

    be quiet ET

    January 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Electric Cars

    It sickens me to see all this hatred.

    January 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. freedom baby

    cnn won't let me post

    January 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. freedom baby

    different network same ol trash

    January 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. freedom baby

    another network with trash on it. theres a shocker.

    January 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. sh3llz

    ... How DISGUSTING... The deep things of satan. Oprah worships the devil and is promoting his agenda.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  21. Slim

    Chaz doesn't have a twig and berries. Doesn't produce sperm and can't get a woman pregnant. The verdict is out, Chaz is STILL female and always will be.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jonna

    I would recommend the book The Wise Heart to everyone posting here. After a lifetime in the Christian church, reading this book changed my life. Now I live in peace daily and truly appreciate life and those around me. Many blessings to all of you.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  23. haterd

    I wonder if they will show her weiner

    January 16, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  24. cabo wabo

    a little liposuction would be cool too. how the hck did she get that fat anyway with slight-built parents?

    January 16, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  25. cabo wabo

    i think the show mite be interesting. people find anything weird/freaky interesting. oprah likes to air topics like that. i personally would never go for gender reassignment sugery, few people would or could. but we got cazies like chaz who will do the stuf and air it for our amusement. cher always went for that kind of attention too. chaz didnt have a shot at stardom so surpassed mom by having more outragous surgeries. might try brain surgery!

    January 16, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  26. sdjenn

    Whydoes anyone care what someone else decides to do w/ their body? No one is asking u to get gender reassignment..live and let live...have u never heard the verse, judge not lest ye be judged...for every judgement u place He shall judge u...yet here we r listening 2 "believers" judge more than anyone..what is disgusting are opinons that are anything but supportive, if u don't like it don't look!

    January 16, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  27. StraightOutteBeverlyHills

    I am the voice of reason on this page and everyone will listen!!! NOw BOw heads!

    January 16, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |




    January 16, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  29. chaz on my face

    your all racists on here. even you religious twerks.

    January 16, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. haterd

    This is hilarious

    January 16, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  31. JJ Evans

    I'm glad he/she is happy but I could care less abot hearing his/her story. Just live your life and shut up.

    January 16, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  32. Heather

    I agree it may be important to depict the bravery needed to make such a decision but as someone else said, what about the health repercussions of changing your bodies "natural" balance. This isn't about nature vs nurture and "god making mistakes" as someone else said. If didn't make mistakes that a person wouldn't feel so out of place in their own skin. People will watch this for the wrong reasons...to tease, out of curiosity. Some will be for courage and support but they will be the minority. I don't find reality tv entertaining. I think this is more about publicity. I support anyone's decision to change, you have that right to make that choice and bless you for having the courage to make that you. But are you making it public for the right reasons...?

    January 16, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  33. asugrad86

    Chaz in a couple years ... will post on his/her FB page: " Help, I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body!" Chaz's next film project : Transforming into a person who is not obese. Oh that would be "The Biggest Loser" on NBC ... just sayin'.

    January 16, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  34. angelmom

    no one has the right to judge HIM.Its not your life its HIS!

    January 16, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  35. patrick

    Chaz was a beautiful woman along time ago when she was thin and before she got fat..

    January 16, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  36. Theonecoolchick

    "To thine own self be true"....thank you Mr. Bono for allowing the world to witness your courage. I do not watch televison however I would certainly love to get a copy of the dvd.

    January 16, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. michaelwackson

    my mom grounded me from my cell phone but I get it back in two weeks if I make jack and cokes for her when she is on the toilet.

    January 16, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  38. kenny

    To those of you making snide and hateful remarks, grow up!

    January 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  39. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills

    A n1gger and aWetback walk into a bar...
    The bartender says "Get the phuck out of here".
    HAHAHAHA....(My deliciously evil laugh)

    January 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. disgusted

    This is disgusting. She should be hanged in the town square...

    January 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. oh my

    To fourjz.....thank you! Nothing more intellegent then God's word. The day is getting closer when Jesus returns as the scripture shows. This IS the time spoken of in the Bible.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. oh my

    Well! Is this how everyone gets their kicks on a Saturday night? All the posts from the usual "bleeding hearts" mistaking disapproval for hatred, yelling "judgemental" and in doing so, being judgemental themselves! One thing that gets my dander up is the racial comments. I don't care for Oprah but not because she's black. She's "full of herself." I think we ALL need to stop the racism. White isnt better than black and visa versa. WE'RE ALL PEOPLE! All this predjudice s*#t comes from the BIG LIE of evolution and that's EXACTLY where Hitler got it too!

    January 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  43. retired and happy at home


    January 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  44. retired and happy at home

    Sarah Palin for president?. Dear God, please protect us from this curse. In Jesus name I preay. AMEN.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  45. retired and happy at home

    GOD HAS TO BE SO SO DISAPPOINTED IN US AS PEOPLE. I Repent right now and forever for the WRONG I've done. Come on people. Follow suit.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  46. fourjz

    Woe to them that call evil good,and good evil;that put darkness for light,and light for darkness;that put bitter for sweet,and sweet for bitter ! Isaiah 5:20

    January 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. fourjz

    And likewise also themen,leaving the natural use of the woman,burned in their lust one toward another;men with men working that which is unseemly,and receiving in themselves that recompence of error.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  48. fourjz

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Romans 1:26

    January 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  49. fourjz

    As it was in the days of Sodom,and Gomorrah,so shall it be in the coming of the Son of Man.- Jesus Christ,the Son of God
    Obey Acts2:38 !

    January 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  50. J

    All the transgender people I have ever met are fabulous but that doesnt mean I think TV specials about the how the process works should be aired. Come on Oparah there is better ways to educate the world.

    January 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  51. The truth

    She feels trapped in a man's body and political correctness demands that her body be "fixed". In truth, her brain is the defective part. Why don't doctors try to fix that?

    January 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. chieflaughingwagon

    what a crocka sh**.....hope "chaz" enjoys the rest of its miserable minor celebrity life as a...whatever. there's real news out there...i highly suggest cnn go find it.

    January 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  53. The Shadow

    The vast majority don't give a flying flock about Chaz and especially Oprah and whatever her "minge" is saying. Why doesn't she come out of that closet already? With her rear, the walls and door will just fly open.

    January 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Dolphintam


    January 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  55. John I'm avl

    You an chop, cut, insert, and take all the hormones you want but if you are born with a winkie (can't say the real word on CNN) you're a man. Born with a hooha and your a woman.
    In my opinion

    January 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  56. jean claude van damn

    So can I get another penis then? I just looove the ladies!

    January 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  57. jean claude van damn

    Jesus gave Chizz a cute little hotdog for Christmas. Awesome!

    January 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. sean

    You people are ridiculous

    January 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  59. jean claude van damn

    If they show her flaccid little wiener, I will tune in.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mick

    Some of the comments on here are sad. Sad that so many people are so mean and rude. Such hate. Ignorant.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Kathy

    No compassion, no sense, hatred and intolerance of anything or anyone different will be the USA's downfall. Those leaves us vulnerable to attack from other countries. Since a lot of our people are drug addicts or alcoholics, it'll be easy. Beware! Watch our backs, Americans!

    January 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Kathy

    God does not make mistakes. Remember that.

    January 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  63. renaldo

    As long as it is a safe medical procedure and makes her happy it shouldnt be anyone elses business.

    January 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Sundayn1205

    Pamela Anderson can do all of the cosmetic surgery she wants so that she doesn't evern look like the woman that was on "Home Improvement" but if someone that designated male on birth has the same surgerys then it is sick. How is that so?

    January 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Lily Daisy

    I admit I don't understand how someone could come to such an irreversible decision as to change genders; however, it must have been more painful for her to remain a woman than to go through that much to get it reversed. She no doubt had access to the best doctors and most intense care throughout it all. Not many would have this level of care, so I'm not sure it's appropriate to spotlight it on an "Oprah" show. Then again, I have to wonder why Chaz would want to put it into a movie format to show at Sundance!

    January 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Sundayna1205

    It sad that so much hatred is coming out. People can change so much with cosmetic surgery, but when someone want gender transition, we are demonized. I said we because I'm transgendered.

    January 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |

    im sorry my friends. my mom said i jave to quit posting or she will take away my celphone. it was kind of fun though.. trying to stir people up was neat 🙂 that really was a gross episode on suuthpark though. Hope ya have a fun weekend.

    January 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |

    Plus we dont have alligators here in Bama. Michaelwhackson is just a hater. He spreads unhappiness across th e land.

    January 15, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |


    January 15, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  70. michaelwackson

    alabama man: go back to getting ?!$¢ jobs from the alligators in the swamp. ok there purty mouth?

    January 15, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |


    January 15, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  72. heston 2012

    wow the there are some serious feelings being put forth about someone altering thier body to make them feel better
    actors and actress do it all the time. gay white black brown does really make a difference to you what the other person does. prejudice is the height of fear. Fear of change fear of the unknown fear of self even.
    NO FEAR!!!

    January 15, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |


    January 15, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  74. Jenny

    I don't think anyone can really know how Chaz feels unless you are in those shoes. You talk about the doctors shuoldn't be playing GOD. How about you haters not playing God by being judgmental!

    January 15, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  75. the green mann

    Wow, I find it interesting that those who don't agree with the sheepole are accused of hate. So if I prefer coke to sprite I must hate sprite? But I just don't like sprite. Just like I don't like this either. I don't believe dr's should be playing God. You see God doesn't make mistakes we humans just think He did. Because we did or do something in school or life that paints a particular picture and gives us a "complex " or gives way to us being made fun of we cannot point our fingers at ourselves we must blame society and God. Then some liberal democrate takes our plight and runs with it. Before long commercials are made and the sheepole unite.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  76. michaelwackson

    yo dog all this racist stuff be bogus. we need to start watching more sesame steet. everybody got along on that shizzo.

    January 15, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  77. RightIsRight

    We must take the senate and the white house in '12 so President Palin can stop the Libs from forcing us decent, godfearing americans from having to pay for freaks like this to pervert God's design for there life. Her daddy would be disgusted

    January 15, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  78. Karen

    That is one seriously ugly dude.

    January 15, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  79. hate out of beverly

    You are sick!

    January 15, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  80. rjinsd

    I personally dont get it, but that is OK; as a gay man some people dont get me either. I guess the lesson is that we dont all have to get each other, but we should realize it is the differences that makes us all unique.

    January 15, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  81. ap

    Seems to me your all a bunch of ignorant loosers who have nothing to better to say. The more intresting question is how come Oprah who's new net work logo use the colors of the rainbow flag,is choosing a story about the LGBT ...T for Trannsgender in her first shows? DUH talk about a closeted big Lesbian who only cares about money. Str8 americans can be so clueless.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  82. petros

    Raised by Sonny and CHER what do you expect. In the end we all return to the earth. If this makes "Chaz" happy in his/her life than so be it. No more unusual to me than all the other permanent physical alterations people are making on themselves.

    January 15, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  83. michaelwackson

    straight outta bev hills is for real dog gay. I grew up with this dude. he was always feeling up on the dudes in the locker room. we grew up in oakland Ca and he was like this in high school

    January 15, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  84. theres corn in my

    in the aquatic world they are called manatees,or in some circles seacows

    January 15, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  85. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills

    Chaz had the operation because he wants to get it on with vickchick51....true story.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  86. Laurie

    If the goal was to get chicks, I'd have to say that this is not the best look.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  87. Laurie

    I'm wondering why the women in this family have a compulsive need to surgically futz with their bodies.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  88. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills


    January 15, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  89. CNN mobile sucks for posting

    Bc they mostly post the hateful vitriolic ignorant crap over the intelligent stuff. Bunch of foolios just like the posters who make idiotic comments. Guess like attracts like.

    January 15, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  90. theres corn in my

    Why? it came out of its shell. comming soon on dark fat network.'Becoming Sh!t$ ' narrated by Gorgon Griffin,and Sushi the buttplug from jersey,Sponsered by Club Muddy Helmet.

    January 15, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  91. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills


    January 15, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  92. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills

    Are you flinging poo from a tree (I know, old habits are hard to break)?

    January 15, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  93. vickchick51

    Yes, really!!!!

    January 15, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  94. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills


    January 15, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  95. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills


    January 15, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  96. vickchick51

    straightOuttaBeverlyHills – I bet if you had the opportunity to spew this hate in a one on one in person and live conversation,you would cave in like the real punk ass ignorant coward you are. Sitting in front of your computer gives you a little bit of courage.

    January 15, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  97. vickchick51

    @straightOuttaBeverlyHills – I bet if you had the opportunity to spew this hate in a one on one in person and live conversation,you would cave in like the real punk ass ignorant coward you are. Sitting in front of your computer gives you a little bit of courage.

    January 15, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  98. StraightOuttaBeverlyHills

    Blacks don't crack?
    You mean blacks smoke crack, right?

    January 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Confused4

      StraightOuttaBeverlyHills want to do a survey and see who smokes the most crack?
      Whites of course being without emotion provide a permanent market for the Mexican Drug Cartels.

      No one told you? There is a black President in the Whitehouse. Wake up!

      January 15, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Confused4

      StraightOttaBeverlyHills you better wake-up as you seem to be living in the past.
      Comments like yours should make one feel pity for you.

      January 15, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  99. das272

    Unbelievable the hatred comments for gays and blacks that are being posted on here. Thought this was the 21st century folks. Some of you need to seriously crawl back under your rock and just stay there. So much hate being spewed. Hasn't the world got enough problems already?!

    January 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  100. proud of my people

    Straightoutofbeverlyhills. I am sad for you. You should love a care about yourself. What is your fear? Why do you feel so incompetent? I am an educated enough african american that will not judge all caucasions based on your ignorance. I hope that one day you find peace. A mind is a terrible thing to waste...being that you own beverly hills stay out of the sun and tanning salons trying to get the golden brown that I get naturally. Perhaps your upset that blacks don't crack

    January 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  101. suzi starz n peace

    There is so much unnatural stuff in this world like using steroids and cigarettes and alcohol and all sorts of drugs like heroin and fertility drugs and botox and implants and half the chemicals you can find in your everday products like detergent and shampoo and even baby wipes and diapers to name a few not too mention metal children's jewelry with lead in it and paints etc. Etc. Etc. If you want to talk about unnatural and poisonous things you could probably talk for months. Personally i try to avoid as much of them as possible. But i am me and i cannot speak for anyone else because i have not lived in their shoes. I can say that it aint always great to live to a hundred years old though especially if you living off medicaid or medicare in a nursing home staffed by kids who may not always care about your possible terminal illness and your family put u there because they got their own problems. Good luck chaz. World peace now!!!!

    January 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  102. vickchick51

    Why are folks so mean spirited? What Chaz is doing is between him and the God he serves. We are just bystanders with nothing at all to do with this. This is just a news story for those interested. You hate Oprah – Why? What did she do to you? It's your choice to watch the show or not. I am proud of O. Do you not like her because she is Black, mega rich, and powerful. I believe she worked hard to earn that status. You choose to believe what makes you feel good, not the reality of the situation. What does this news item have to do with Abe Lincoln or who lives next door to you. Be real careful who you shun. That person may be the person you need one day. You never know.

    January 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Blushu

    straight out of B/hills...u are totally insane....we are all human beings...same color blood, it's folks like u that continue 2
    flame the fire of racism. What is ur fear...perhaps inferiority...the best lesson 4 u...would be for ur son or daughter to marries an african american. I'm sure ur raised them to b racist as well....I pity u !

    January 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  104. steve

    chaz is obviously a sick and deranged person. please seek help.

    January 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  105. God

    Until she can change her DNA, she will always be a female.

    January 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  106. C Morrison

    Very Nice. Congratulations Chaz!

    January 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  107. BaBaBooey

    What's so big about Chaz having an addadictomy?

    January 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  108. stlrfan

    Seriously? Oprah needs to stick with helping children in Africa. Who cares to watch a program about someone being so selfish as to inject themselves with poison and make of a mockery of how God designed them? BHH!!!!!

    January 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Gi Janet

    Guess Chaz wants to be like her dad. Weird overrated dumb and eocentric

    January 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Sandee

    Oprah sucks

    January 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Carlos

    I hate Oprah always have. I wish she would buy her OWN planet and live there with her lesbian trolls

    January 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Carlos

    They use the term Bi Polar now not gender bender? Did you ever think Cher would produce normal offspring...Hello AND she is not a raving alcoholic...he she everyone has issues but why inject yourself with poisons and mutilate yourself for who you think you are...

    January 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  113. gahh

    I'd rathered be a good looking lesbian, than an ugly ugly, man, and Chaz you was a good lookin woman, and now you're a ugly ugly, man! Is your woman, still a "L".

    January 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Johnjon

    I still think of him as a her................. only now she's a REALLY ugly lesbian.

    January 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Carlos

    ok now I feel sorry for Jan Michael Vincent. Chaz...Chas who gives a rip

    January 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Charles McGann. L

    What does the white man look like that is the sAme he's beutfil

    January 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  117. JackSprat

    If she had to go through so much transformation to become a man, why not try to at least look like one? If you are fat and unattractive, what difference does it make if you are male or female... you are going to feel disgusted with yourself either way. Hit the gym Chaz... I want to see big biceps, six pack abs and a big fat (natural) bulge in your pants.

    January 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  118. T Diddy

    I KNEW oprah was gay!

    January 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Lacey

    This is disgusting. What a freak! She went through removing her female parts to become a male, and is hooked up with a guy. If she wanted to be with a guy, why not stay a female? This is sick, sick, sick. Poor Cher.

    January 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ace

      Its sick,sick,sick that judgemental bigots like you are in this world

      January 15, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  120. ghost

    i thought god did not make mistakes?

    January 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  121. jbfl

    Whenever I read stories like this I'm angry that there isn't more written about the affects of injecting massive amounts of hormones into your body to become more like the gender that is unnatural. It's extremely dangerous, has a lot of unwanted side affects and it cuts your life short. Whether you think whether this is right or wrong is not the point, but I think it's irresponsible journalism to carry on about how brave Chaz is, how wonderful this is, implicitly encouraging others to follow in his footsteps without spending enough time on the fact that he may be cutting his like short, and that there are a lot of terrible side affects.

    January 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vix

      And so you've just proved the point, no one would go through this unless it is an very intense issue. He is obviousy more comfortable as the man he is then the female he was born as. Some people will find this to be an interesting and educating film. Others will dwell in their hatred and ignorance of other people and issues that aren't popular. Imagine yourself in the opposite gender body. Of course you either can't or won't as it's easier to judge than it is to try to understand.

      January 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  122. jreinok

    I have a friend going through this as well. He is becoming a she after 20 yrs in the military. "She" was married, had a family and was never happy and constantly got in trouble both professionally as well as personally until her journey of self-acknowledgement allowed her to see what the true issues were in her life. Chief among them was being a woman stuck in the wrong body. She never identified herself with men or did "man" things. Now, she's on one of the most difficult journeys that a person can take in reconciling who she is inside with her outward appearance. But she is also happier than I have ever seen her even though her life is much harder now. The transformation reconciles who they are inside with what the rest of us see outside. That's a difficult process not just for her but also for her family and friends. But it has also been a very liberating process for her as well. So before all the haters go bananas on this story, consider how you'd feel if it were you or your child in this position.

    January 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spencer

      Extremely well-said.

      January 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      i would stop talking to my kid if they did that. its nasty unnatural against Gods laws .no one is completely happy with themself but you grow up and learn to understand and love yourself not become an x-men mutant

      January 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Hey Jan Michael Vincent
      Have you ever seen Madonna's hands?

      January 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Jan Michael Vincent

    Thank god Sonny isn't here to see this trash. Chaz was an ugly woman and now she's an ugly, fatter man. Ugh.

    January 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jreinok

      Which is worse, ugly on the outside or ugly on the inside? You might want to check your own mirror before answering....

      January 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joew

      Jan- you are simply ignorant. If you don't like it don't watch it. But keep your ugly, disgusting, backwoods comments to yourself.

      January 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • freedom baby

      Ugly on outside is worse cuz then everyone else has to look at it.

      January 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  124. jellymon

    Next week Okra will have an in depth interview with the Geico gecko............

    January 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Deb

    Yes, God forbid people get to hear the real truth behind Chaz's journey. It is much easier to just hate anyone who doesn't look just like you when you look into the mirror.

    January 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      Why is it that utter disinterest in "Chaz's" story and the surrounding hooplah equates to hatred?? I don't hate this person, but I have no interest in the film, either.

      January 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Meme

    A good reason NOT to get the Oprah network

    January 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheJessieSimone

      LOL! Like seriously.......

      January 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      The article about Chaz, is one to be applauded. These issues about transgender are real and people need to be educated about them. These children are not responsible for why this happens. By presenting this to the public will help society to understand and hopefully be more acceptable of the decisions that these children have to make to live a happy and fulfilled life. God bless them.

      February 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  127. EWS

    Does anyone really care??

    January 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  128. RJ

    I think this is extremely courageous of Chaz to do. There continues to be so much hatred for those who are different and being gay is not someting that othees should judge. I do admit that this transition that Chaz has chosen to take is ..... wow very severe, permanent. I only hope that he will be completely happy, and he must be for all of the effort that he has gone through.

    January 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • xjdavid

      Being gay and being transgender are two entirely different things.

      January 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  129. JD

    Chaz is sharing his story in hopes of gaining understanding not only for himself but for others in this situation. Similar shows have been broadcast over the past few years.

    January 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Dee

    Is there really nothing better they could have come up with?

    January 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  131. WLM

    Does anyone really care about Chaz?????????

    January 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |

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