Chastity Bono, daughter of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, announced in June that she will now be known as "Chaz." The 40-year-old child star is planning to undergo gender reassignment surgery. "Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," read a statement released by Bono's publicist at the time. "He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones. It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his 'coming out' did nearly 20 years ago." Bono, an LGBT civil rights advocate, journalist, author and musician, began the process of changing his gender earlier this year, following his 40th birthday. Cher released a statement to Us magazine that "Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support. I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny, and although I may not understand, I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child."
Bono revealed to his parents that he was a lesbian at age 18 and wrote about the experience in his 1998 memoir, "Family Outing." In 2002, Bono wrote "The End of Innocence," a second memoir about coming out, his music career, and his partner's death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. According to Bono's books, Cher was shocked by the news of his sexuality and even banished Bono from her NYC apartment immediately after he came out.
Roseanne BarrIn Roseanne Barr's book "My Life as a Woman," she writes that she believes she suffered from multiple personality disorder at certain times in her life. "Maybe I didn't. And maybe I was like from an alternate universe or something. And I've always felt like an alien. That's all I know.
And several times I wondered if I had multiple personality disorder, in fact, or if I was just from another,"she told Larry King in an interview. She also says she has been the victim of sexual abuse, a claim which both of her parents and siblings have denied.
David Cassidy startled "Partridge Family" fans when he revealed that he once slept with his TV sister Susan Dey. Cassidy says that he was never attracted to Dey, but she was so determined to sleep with him, that he gave in. He told the Globe, "I find a certain sluttiness very attractive in a woman, and Susan just didn't have it. She was sweetness and innocence, a good girl, and I couldn't think of her as anything but my sister."