''Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity.''
Publicist Howard Bragman for Chaz Bono (f/k/a Chastity Bono) speaking with TMZ. No comment yet from Chaz's mother, the world-famous Cher, who has spoken many times about her poor initial reaction to Chastity coming out as a lesbian back in the early 1990s. Chaz's father, Sonny Bono, reportedly gave full support to his coming out as a lesbian at the time, but the two had political differences before he died in an accident. Chaz later worked for the Human Rights Campaign as a GLBT rights activist, and he also appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club 3." (TMZ)