First Photo of Chaz Bono Surfaces Since Sex-Change Process Began

The first photos of Chaz Bono have surfaced since the daughter of legendary singing duo Sonny and Cher began hormonal treatment in preparation for a sex change.

According to a report from RadarOnline, Bono began taking hormones some time within the last two weeks.

While the transgender offspring of the two pop icons has not changed much in terms of physical appearance, sources close to the author/musician say she may have to lose weight in order to proceed with the surgery.

Cher has yet to make a statement on her daughter’s decision to become a man.

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Last week, Bono's publicist made the announcement that the operation process began shortly after her 40th birthday.

"Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman, told TMZ.

"He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones," Bragman said. "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."

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