Chaz Bono is an actor, LGBTQ rights advocate, author, speaker, and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. Although Chaz Bono came out as a lesbian to his parents at 18 years-old in 1987, he did not come out publicly until April 1995 in an interview with The Advocate, the national gay and lesbian news magazine.
Chaz’s decision to come out prompted his public work in support of LGBTQ 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. Chaz also served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).