By Daily Mail
Aug. 16, 2011
Two years after he started his gender reassignment process, Chaz Bono appears to have completely made the transition from female to male.
He was snapped sporting a new beard as he ran errands round Los Angeles yesterday. The 42-year-old looked all man with his facial hair and short cropped hair as he filled up his car.
All man: Chaz Bono showed off his beard for the first time as he ran errands round Los Angeles
Dressed in shorts and a vest top, Chaz teamed his look with a chunky bracelet, designer watch and aviator sunglasses.
Appearing oblivious to the cameras, he waited for his car to fill before heading off on his busy day around the city. He then went to the gym, visited his doctor and pottered about the city before heading home.
Inked: Chaz also showed off some large tattoos as he filled up his car
Chaz, the transgender son of singer Cher and her late husband Sonny Bono, was born female, but has spent the past few years slowly becoming male.
While growing up, he says he always felt uncomfortable and, after years of feeling out of place, he realised he was not Chastity but Chaz.
A forthcoming documentary entitled Becoming Chaz, which premiered in May on US network OWN, follows his transition and has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy awards.
Partners: Chaz and girlfriend Jennifer Elia at the annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in LA last month
Chaz has also released a book, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man, released in May, chronicling his journey from female to male.
He currently lives in California with his girlfriend Jenny in a six-year relationship which transformed, along with him, from a lesbian relationship to a heterosexual one.
Last November, Cher spoke of her struggle to get her head around the fact that her daughter was now her son and told David Letterman: ‘During the years we have talked about it and I don’t really know what made her change her mind – I still haven’t got the pre-nouns right, but she says that’s not so important – he had changed his mind, she had changed his mind and then it didn’t make very much difference.’
Transformation: Chaz was born Chastity, seen here aged 24 before the gender reassignment
Here are some transitional pix:
Here’s the trailer to Becoming Chaz:
You can watch a two-minute trailer at the Oprah Winfrey Network.