Chaz Bono competes on Dancing With the Stars
September 19, 2011
In most cases, the offspring of a pop diva appearing on a reality show would be cause for a bathroom break, not history in the making. But given that Chaz was the first trans person most Americans had ever seen, his mere presence was groundbreaking. It may have been stunt-casting, but producers treated him just like every other contestant. And with Cher popping up on the show and tweeting her unending support while Chaz was on the show, the nation also got to see how a loving parent treats her trans child.