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PHOTO: Chaz Bono And Jennifer Elia Put A Ring On It

THE SHOT – Accomplished cha-cha dancer Chaz Bono presents his girlfriend Jennifer Elia with an engagement ring on top of the Seattle Space Needle during her birthday. We’re not sure why Bono decided to have a photographer capture this moment (what if she had said no?), but Elia still responded, “Wow, it’s gorgeous. Thank you so much.” Congratulations, you two crazy kids.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Nov 27, 2011
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    • Buddy

      @Jennifer: Beauty is only skin deep. Ugly goes all the way to the bone. I’m talking to you, Jennifer.

      Nov 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JRL

      @Jennifer: You’re disgusting.

      Nov 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201

      Ah those silly heterosexuals with a man securing a woman’s heart through expensive jewelry

      Nov 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch

      Hmnn. Was the question “Will you marry me?” proposed? And, if so, I didn’t read anywhere about a ‘yes.’

      Nov 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JB

      It’s a reality show. It happened in May.
      I saw it in The Daily Mail:


      Nov 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayGOP

      Congratulations to them both. However late this may be, it is still due congratulations.

      Nov 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Congrats to them both.

      Nov 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      @Jennifer: Were you looking at your pussy in the mirror when you posted this comment?

      Nov 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Ford
      Bill Ford

      Ahh, normal heterosexuals in love with all the privileges therein. Let us all bow down and rejoice.

      Nov 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • missanthrope

      Even though they’re het, depending on what state they marry in and the how Chaz got his Birth Cirtificate changed*, their marriage is on pretty thin ice on a legal basis.

      *Some states will accept top surgery as a requirement for trans guys, others will insist on bottom surgery, which a lot of trans guys don’t want because of the poor results usually involved.

      Nov 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Felicia

      @missanthrope: What does any of this bizarre stuff have to do with gay people? Gay people are not looking to have “top surgery” or any other kind of surgery to alter their bodies.

      “Chaz” demands that the world treat him as a male. That makes his relationship with his girlfriend a heterosexual relationship. The issues that arise from this relationship are NOT the problem of gay people. You have issues, bring them to your fellow heterosexuals.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 1:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      The transgendered can get married legally (my ex having recently done so, despite having a dick, like the groom). So, even the transgendered have more rights than your average gay American.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 4:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • evanb

      Illustrating once again another reason why the transgender communinity has no business in homosexual struggles: they can and do happily embrace the rights and privileges offered by the straight hegemony, which are denied gays and lesbians by federal and state law. And yet they fuss at GL activists that we aren’t inclusive enough on employment discrimination and other issues. Please, dears; the door’s over there. (Oh, and happy congrats to Chaz and Jennifer!)

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slanty

      Straight tranny is straight. He just couldn’t make it with a woman as a woman.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slanty

      @evanb: I think gays and bisexuals are very progressive about letting trannies in the bathrooms they arguably don’t belong in. If we didn’t support the tranny bathroom rights, I wonder who would.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eliot

      Jennifer knows that he doesn’t have a penis, right?

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JRL

      @Cinesnatch: @evanb: Right, because there is no such thing as a gay transsexual…

      Nov 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JRL

      That last comment was only directed @evanb, not @cinesnatch

      Nov 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam

      @JRL: Uh, there are gay transsexuals just as there are gay actors, gay scuba divers and gay Somalians. That doesn’t mean that gays are in one community with all actors, scuba divers and Somalians. Similarly, we are not in one community with transsexuals just because there may be some transsexuals who are gay.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JRL

      @Sam: What I was saying was that gay transexuals are in the same boat as non-trans gay people.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wonka WONK
      Wonka WONK

      @Eliot: She knows he doesn’t have a penis now, anyway.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Ford
      Bill Ford

      I think in this situation, the girlfriend didn’t want to be labeled as lesbian, so that led Chaz on his quest to please her. One can only hope she’s not another Hollywood user waiting around to get her hands on Cher’s money. At any rate, if they do split up Chaz can always revert back to Chastity, as he wisely didn’t have the full surgery.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry

      @Bill Ford: Um, nobody would mistake Chaz for a lesbian. Not now! Not with that plus-size and the facial stubble.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aiden

      Can you guys stick to the fucking subject.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry

      @Aiden: I thought that the subject was Chaz’s relationship to Jennifer. Since Chaz is a post-op tranny, his transsexuality naturally comes into the discussion. That’s why I pointed out to Bill Ford that he’s not a woman, and no one could conceivably think Jennifer is a lesbian. I guess there might be a homophobe or two who would say it, but it really wouldn’t make any sense.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo

      So is Chaz’s 15 minutes almost up yet?

      Nov 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • amo

      This is an BLGT site, but even if it was just BLGQ, and ignoring the transphobia in the comments, Jennifer Elia is bisexual.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      @kevininbuffalo: I thought they were over after her appearance on “Sell This House”… but, look at her go!

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aiden

      @Henry: Um, tranny, really?

      Nov 29, 2011 at 4:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Flummoxed

      I heard they had to get married because Chaz is pregnant.

      Nov 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      What is it with lesbians? So the GF was a lesbian when she met Chaz when Chaz was female. Now Chaz is male and the GF is not str8t? Apparently when some religious organization uses it’s teaching to changes gays to str8t it’s hate but when it’s a lesbian doing it on her own it’s like frogs changing their sex.

      Nov 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Observer

      Entirely appropriate that the moment was near water. Jennifer got engaged to a whale.

      Jan 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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