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Chastity Bono (born March 4, 1969) is an American LGBT rights advocate, writer, actress, and former musician. She is the only child from entertainer Cher's marriage to Sonny Bono. is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... LGBT social movements is a collective term for a number of movements that share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality and/or gender variance. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ...

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Family life

Chastity Sun Bono is the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher well-known as pop duo Sonny & Cher . She was named after the title of Cher's first feature film, which had its première shortly before her birth in 1969.[1] Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


Childhood

Bono recalls that she was a tomboy as a child, and when she made appearances with her parents on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, she insisted on being dressed to match her father rather than her mother. She first identified herself as a lesbian when she saw the film Personal Best at the age of thirteen.[1] When she came out to her parents, her father was immediately supportive, while her mother went "ballistic for a few days" before beginning to accept the news.[2] For other uses, see Tomboy (disambiguation). ... The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974. ... Personal Best is a 1982 movie centered around a group of women who are trying to qualify for the Olympic Games track-and-field team. ...


Chastity Bono's relationship with her father, Sonny Bono, became strained after he took office as a Republican Congressman from California. The differences in their political views separated them, and the two had not spoken for more than a year when he died in a skiing accident in January 1998.[2] GOP redirects here. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Outing

Bono was outed as lesbian by the Star in January 1990. She was not ready to be out to the world, and denied the tabloid's assertion. In April 1995, she voluntarily came out in an interview with The Advocate after a series of nonpublished meetings.[1][2] While outing often refers to an outdoor excursion, in the late twentieth century the term acquired an additional meaning: taking someone out of the closet - that is, publicising that someone is gay. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... Star Magazine is a magazine specializing in celebrity gossip and scandals. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ...


Career

Musician

Chastity Bono began her career with a short-lived music career with her band, Ceremony.[3]


Ceremony released one album, Hang Out Your Poetry, in 1993. The band featured Bono on vocals, acoustic guitar, and percussion. Other members were Heidi Shink a/k/a Chance, Pete McRae, Steve Bauman, Louis Ruiz, and Bryn Mathieu. All the songs except one were written or co-written by Bono, Heidi Shink, and Mark Hudson. There are no synthesizers or digital effects anywhere on the album. Pete McRae 1979. ... For other persons named Mark Hudson, see Mark Hudson (disambiguation). ...

We turned our back on technology. Everything you hear was played by humans. It's reminiscent of the 60s, but more a tip of the hat than emulating it. We took the music we love and rejuvenated it, made it 90's.

—Heidi Shink, (citation needed)

The song "Could've Been Love" was released as a single from the album. The album's other tracks are "Goodbye Sunshine", "Steal Your Heart", "Day by Day", "Ready for Love", "Ready for Love (Refrain)", "Hang Out Your Poetry", "Turn It Over", "Trust", "2 of 1", "First Day of My Life", "Breathless", "Living in a Paradise," and "Livin' It Up." Sonny and Cher also took a small part in recording the album: the last song includes vocals (uncredited) by Sonny Bono and Cher. Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935) – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... This article is about the entertainer. ...


The album was not successful and the band was dropped by their record label (David Geffen's DGC).


Writer and activist

Bono worked as a writer at large for The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian magazine.[3] The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ...


Bono became a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, promoting National Coming Out Day, campaigning for the reelection of Bill Clinton for US President and campaigning against the Defense of Marriage Act.[3] HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ... National Coming Out Day logo designed by Keith Haring National Coming Out Day is observed on October 11 by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and their allies. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the commonly-used name of a federal law of the United States that is officially known as Pub. ...


Bono served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.[3] It has been suggested that GLAAD Media Awards be merged into this article or section. ...


Bono has written two books. Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families tells the story of her own coming out, and also the stories of other gay and lesbian people. The End of Innocence is a memoir which discusses her outing, her music career, and her partner Joan's death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.[3] Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a type of cancer. ...


Bono came under fire by the LGBT community when she made comments about the television show Ellen, starring openly lesbian comedian Ellen DeGeneres. In particular she stated that the show was "too gay." This led to speculation that Bono was a self-loathing lesbian, something she has since vehemently denied. In her memoir Family Outing, Bono surprised many when she revealed that when she told her mother that she was a lesbian, Cher was quite uncomfortable with the news. When she told her father, Sonny, however, he had no problem with it, and said he already knew. Cher has since become supportive of her daughter's lesbianism. Ellen (originally titled These Friends of Mine for the first season) was a U.S. television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from March of 1994 to July of 1998. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and currently the Emmy Award-winning host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ... Self-loathing in general refers to an extreme dislike of oneself or of oneselfs characteristics, often a symptom of Depression; in this sense, it is more or less synonymous with self-hatred, although neither are clinical terms. ... For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ...


Bono was a participant of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 3. This show is a celebrity fitness show that monitors weight loss. She went to the series after she expressed interest to both lose weight (she weighed 215 pounds (97.5 kg) at the start of the series) and quit smoking. While many felt Bono to be a front runner in at the start of the show, judging by her positive attitude, she lost less than half of her target for the show. In 2007 it was reported that she gained back most of the weight she lost on the show. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Tobacco smoking is the act of smoking tobacco products, especially cigarettes and cigars. ...


Books

  • Family Outing (with Billie Fitzpatrick) (1998) ISBN 0-316-10233-4
  • The End of Innocence: A Memoir (with Michele Kort) (2003) ISBN 1-55583-795-6

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c DiStefano, Blase. "Chastity Bono", OutSmart Magazine, November 1996. Retrieved on 2007-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Freydkin, Donna. "Chastity Bono opens up about coming out", CNN, October 14, 1998. Retrieved on 2007-02-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Marcus, Lydia. "Interview with Chastity Bono", AfterEllen, March 21, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-02-19. 

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