Archive for November, 2009
Thus read the headlines this morning from the Associated Press, wherein the Mormon church – for the first time – announced its support of gay rights legislation! Although the church still opposes gay marriage this law, which was passed unanimously, bans discrimination against gays in housing and employment. Progress is incremental, and we salute the Mormon church in taking this important step towards tolerance and acceptance.
Many of you may be aware that Chastity Bono, the daughter of entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher, has decided to undergo and complete gender reassignment therapy and surgery. Chastity will now be known as Chaz and will continue his life as a man. Chaz has always been in the public eye, through his association with his famous parents. He said that the most difficult part of coming forth publicly with this decision was “finding the courage not to worry about what other people would think of me so much.” We honor Chaz for his courage and hope that his journey of discovery inspires others who may be struggling with issues of gender identity and crisis. Go Chaz!