Chaz Bono Completes His Gender Reassignment Therapy and Ricky Martin Can Finally Live His “Vida” Openly Gay
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According to TMZ, the former Chastity Sun Bono just filed the papers; he is now a man who states that he does not miss being a woman. The documents are here.
Cher’s eldest child will say goodbye to his birth name, Chastity Sun Bono, and become Chaz Salvatore Bono — the middle name a nod to his late father Salvatore “Sonny” Bono.
He stated in the papers filed March 24 that his new name is a “better match for my identity” and asked that a new birth certificate be issued.
The doctor who performed Chaz’s surgery submitted an affidavit stating that on September 23, 2009, he “performed an irreversible surgical procedure for the purpose of altering Chaz’s sexual characteristics from female to male.”
Earlier this month, Chaz told Anderson Cooper that his gender transition has been an “amazing journey” and “something that I’ve wanted to do for so long.” He said that the surgery was “fairly easy,” comparing it to plastic surgery. “They construct a male chest out of your female chest. And it was pretty easy actually as far as surgeries go.”
Chaz added that he’s “so much happier, more confident… My life just feels right now. And there was always some kind of disease within myself before that just doesn’t exist anymore.
Chaz wasn’t diseased, he was just different.
That final surgery spoken of is most definitely the removal or resectioning of Chaz Bono’s female organs, and replacing them with male organs.
Like I said, I hope that what he is doing will make his happiness complete.
Today, Ricky “Livin’ La Vida Loca” Martin finally decided to come out, with writing his memoirs, and more to the point, with the births of his twin boys in 2008 by surrogate. He felt that he couldn’t lie any more.
Like this was such a big secret to everyone?
Here is his statement:
A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And thisis something worth celebrating.
For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that’s the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It’s my vice. The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive. I don’t ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I’m at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I’m feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share.
Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.
If someone asked me today, “Ricky, what are you afraid of?” I would answer “the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war…child slavery, terrorism…the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.” But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.
These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
What will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.
I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.
Well, I am glad for him. Just continue to do good in the world, and with your family and friends.
I wish them both well. Life is too short not to live your truth, everyday, with joy and acceptance and gratitude.