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May 20, 2014

The longtime gay icon is still going strong as she closes in on 70

As she turns 68 today, Cher isn't slowing down - she's still revving up.

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning legend who has had at least one number one single in each of the last six decades is currently touring the US with her Dressed to Kill Tour.

Last week she announced additional dates and fans are hoping this current show will stretch on and on as her previous 'farewell tour' did before finally ending after three years in 2005.

As a tribute to this icon with legions of gay fans, GSN has come up with 68 reasons why we love Cher.

May 20, 2014

The longtime gay icon is still going strong as she closes in on 70

As she turns 68 today, Cher isn't slowing down - she's still revving up.

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning legend who has had at least one number one single in each of the last six decades is currently touring the US with her Dressed to Kill Tour.

Last week she announced additional dates and fans are hoping this current show will stretch on and on as her previous 'farewell tour' did before finally ending after three years in 2005.

As a tribute to this icon with legions of gay fans, GSN has come up with 68 reasons why we love Cher.

April 15, 2014

The only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono opens up on RuPaul's Drag Race in appearance with his maternal grandmother

Transgender activist and actor Chaz Bono dropped by RuPaul's Drag Race to help contestants learn to conduct a celebrity interview and in the process, opened up a bit about himself.

'You know, there was a number of years where I knew I was transgender but was afraid to do anything about it,' Bono told one of the contestants.

But once Bono, 45, did decide to transition, he shared his story by writing a book called Becoming Chaz and being the focus of a documentary of the same name.

July 31, 2013

New single Woman's World is latest success in legendary career

The new single by Cher is quickly turning into yet another big hit for the gay icon who had her first number one record back in 1965.

Woman's World has reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart. This marks the eighth time Cher has topped this particular Billboard chart.

The first time was with Believe in 1998 followed the next year with two singles from the Believe album: Strong Enough and All or Nothing.

July 31, 2013

New single Woman's World is latest success in legendary career

The new single by Cher is quickly turning into yet another big hit for the gay icon who had her first number one record back in 1965.

Woman's World has reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart. This marks the eighth time Cher has topped this particular Billboard chart.

The first time was with Believe in 1998 followed the next year with two singles from the Believe album: Strong Enough and All or Nothing.

July 2, 2013

Gay icon also says DOMA 'should never have been a law'

Cher, suddenly everywhere again from last weekend's New York City Pride concert to NBC's The Voice, says she and transgender son Chaz Bono are finally in a good place these days.

'It was really difficult because it's hard for like 40-something years to have this little girl,' Cher told The Today Show this week. 'I screw up my pronouns so often. But Chaz cuts me some slack - I'm old.'

June 19, 2013

'There are lots of people who are more talented or whatever, but somehow this has been my path'

Cher's live performance - and her unusual choice of wigs - on NBC's The Voice last night (18 June) has a lot of people buzzing.

At 67, Cher has been buzzed about for nearly 50 years now with her first hit record coming in 1964 when she and then-husband Sonny Bono hit number one with I Got You Babe.

June 19, 2013

'There are lots of people who are more talented or whatever, but somehow this has been my path'

Cher's live performance - and her unusual choice of wigs - on NBC's The Voice last night (18 June) has a lot of people buzzing.

At 67, Cher has been buzzed about for nearly 50 years now with her first hit record coming in 1964 when she and then-husband Sonny Bono hit number one with I Got You Babe.

February 18, 2013

Transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono had tipped the scales at 250 pounds

Chaz Bono is working on becoming nearly half the man he used to be.

The former Dancing With the Stars contestant, who was tipping the scales at 250 pounds last year, has embarked on a weight loss journey.

'I've been sticking to a really strict diet,' Bono, 43, says in the new issue of People magazine. 'It's not any type of starvation thing. I'm just cutting out a lot of stuff and eating primarily protein and vegetables and fruit.'

November 12, 2012

Transgender activist and author currently weighs 250 pounds

Chaz Bono wants to lose weight.

The transgender author and activist has been struggling with his weight for several years and currently tips the scales at 250 pounds.

Bono, 43, opens up about his weight struggles to ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, co-host of the syndicated television show The Doctors in an episode airing Wednesday (14 November).

June 29, 2012

Bono will play himself on TeenNick series which features a transgender teen

Chaz Bono, the transgender son of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, is in Toronto this week filming a guest spot on the long-running teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Bono will play himself on the episode to air this fall. He will have a scene with the transgender character of Adam Torres (portrayed by Jordan Todosey).

June 19, 2012

'I have to say something that's horrible, so I can get a laugh'

During an appearance on CBS's The Talk on Tuesday (19 June), comic Adam Carolla insisted that he has to say something 'horrible' about Chaz Bono because being nice wouldn't get him any laughs.

Carolla was confronted by co-host Sara Gilbert about seemingly anti-gay comments he has made in the past. Gilbert, who is a lesbian, acknowledged that he had also spoken out against homophobia.

'Just to set the record straight, how do you feel about us gay people?' she asked.

June 8, 2012

'I'm not the most outgoing fella. I'm not one of those guys who can just walk up and start chatting up a girl that I find attractive'

Chaz Bono is a single man for the first time in his life and it's taking some getting used to.

'I'm not the most outgoing fella,' he told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview Thursday (7 June). 'I'm not one of those guys who can just walk up and start chatting up a girl that I find attractive.'

Bono split from fiance Jennifer Ella last December. They had been together since 1999, initially as a lesbian couple. Elia has described herself as a bisexual.

April 22, 2012

Presents transgender son Chaz Bono with Stephen F. Kolzak Award

US Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack had already given a very moving tribute to stepson Chaz Bono at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (21 April).

She talked about how Chaz 'meant the world' to his dad, the late Sonny Bono, who she said was 'watching from heaven.'

'Chaz had the courage to follow his heart and his convictions and that's what true leaders do,' Bono Mack said.

Then, after a video presentation about Chaz, a woman wearing a dramatic afro wig  a wig came onto the stage unannounced.

April 22, 2012

Presents transgender son Chaz Bono with Stephen F. Kolzak Award

US Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack had already given a very moving tribute to stepson Chaz Bono at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (21 April).

She talked about how Chaz 'meant the world' to his dad, the late Sonny Bono, who she said was 'watching from heaven.'

'Chaz had the courage to follow his heart and his convictions and that's what true leaders do,' Bono Mack said.

Then, after a video presentation about Chaz, a woman wearing a dramatic afro wig  a wig came onto the stage unannounced.

April 16, 2012

Transgender son of Cher receives sunny welcome from gay pride revellers in Florida

Chaz Bono joined thousands celebrating at the fourth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade yesterday (15 April).

The transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, who shot to fame starring in hit US TV show Dancing With The Stars, was this year's grand marshal in the procession.

April 16, 2012

Transgender son of Cher receives sunny welcome from gay pride revellers in Florida

Chaz Bono joined thousands celebrating at the fourth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade yesterday (15 April).

The transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, who shot to fame starring in hit US TV show Dancing With The Stars, was this year's grand marshal in the procession.

April 10, 2012

Bono says he is 'truly honored' by award given for helping to promote LGBT equality

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced Tuesday (10 April) that Chaz Bono will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at its Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony later this month.

Bono, the only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, was a popular contestant on ABC's Dancing With the Stars last fall and in a pair of recent documentaries chronicled his transition from a female named Chastity to a man named Chaz.

December 28, 2011

Transgender activist and author adjusting to newly-single life

Chaz Bono's split from Jennifer Elia was announced the week before Christmas and at the the time the former couple, who were engaged, asked for privacy.

But Bono, who grew up in the spotlight as the only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, shared with his more than 88,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday (27 December) that it is 'a bit lonely' at home.

The Dancing With the Stars alum had been on a holiday ski trip in Colorado with his stepmother, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, her husband Connie Mack and Chaz's half-brother Chesare Bono.

December 19, 2011

Chaz Bono splits from Jennifer Elia after more than a decade together

Television viewers saw them get engaged just last month on the documentary Being Chaz but it was confirmed today that Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have split up.

Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman, tells TMZ.com: 'They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one another. No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time.'

December 19, 2011

Chaz Bono splits from Jennifer Elia after more than a decade together

Television viewers saw them get engaged just last month on the documentary Being Chaz but it was confirmed today that Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have split up.

Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman, tells TMZ.com: 'They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one another. No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time.'