Chaz Bono: Sex Change Is His 'Best Decision'

Chaz Bono speaks during the Transgender Law Center 7th anniversary event in San Francisco on November 5, 2009 Chaz Bono speaks during the Transgender Law Center 7th anniversary event in San Francisco on November 5, 2009

Chaz Bono says beginning the sex-change process to turn him from a woman to a man is “the best decision I’ve ever made.”

The 40-year-old writer, activist and reality-TV star, who was born a girl to Sonny Bono and Cher, says he’s eight months into the years-long transformation and says he feels great.

Formerly called Chastity, he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday: “Life is short and life is precious. This is who I am. I need to finally be who I am.”

Bono says he always felt like a boy growing up and came out as a lesbian 11 years ago. Now he’s undergone gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy.

He tells ABC: “To me, gender is between your ears, not between your legs. I’ve felt male as far back as I can remember.”

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