San Francisco Pride?s Grand Marshal is Chaz Bono. The author-activist child of Sonny and Cher will be marching at the parade on June 26.
SF Pride announces:
Chaz Bono is an LGBT rights advocate, author, speaker, and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. Although Chaz came out as a lesbian to his parents at 18-years-old in 1987, he did not publicly come out until April 1995 in an interview with The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian news magazine.
Chaz?s decision to come out prompted his public work in support of LGBT rights and social justice. Chaz has contributed as a writer-at-large to The Advocate and became spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, promoting National Coming Out Day.
An acclaimed author, Chaz has written two books, with his third due out this May. Transition is his groundbreaking and candid account of a forty-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male.
He has most recently shared his life and experiences in Becoming Chaz. “Intimate and nakedly honest, the documentary reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self.” The film received a standing ovation at its Sundance debut and was predicted to be a breakthrough in molding the American conversation about transgender issues by Rosie O’Donnell. The world television premiere of this highly anticipated documentary will air this year on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Chaz continues to create visibility, cause awareness and impact change for transgender issues
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