Chaz Bono is one of those celebrity kids who worked his way up to make a name for himself. Independent from his parents’ fame, Chaz is the son of Sonny Bono and the iconic singer Cher. He first became a prominent figure in the industry after he appeared as a child actor in his parents’ show The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Chaz also made headlines after his gender reassignment surgery and while there were naysayers, the only validation he needed was from himself and his mother. Cher, of course, was very supportive of his decisions.

Since then, Chaz has been using his platform as a celebrity to advocate for different LGBTQ causes. In fact, he has become a central figure in bringing awareness towards the issues that concerns the community and its members. His influence and courage to speak out has made him an inspiration to many. Cher speaks very highly of her son and always shows her support in every project that he does—including joining Dancing With The Stars!