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GLAAD is praising Chaz Bono following his departure from Dancing With the Stars.
The transgender activist and his professional partner, Lacey Schwimmer, were eliminated from ABC’s dancing competition Tuesday night after weeks of low scores.
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“Chaz bravely put on his dancing shoes and became a fan favorite, showing millions of viewers that he’s like any other guy,” GLAAD acting president Mike Thompson said. “Though it’s sad to see him go, Chaz has helped countless people better understand what it means to be transgender. He should be commended for both his courage and determination. We hope Chaz’s time on Dancing With the Stars is just the beginning in a long line of transgender-inclusive programming across the media.”
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OneMillionMoms.com called for a boycott of the show, calling his casting, “completely unacceptable and Christians should not watch the show, no excuses!”
And FoxNews.com ran a piece by Dr. Keith Ablow called, “Don’t Let Your Kids Watch Chaz Bono on Dancing With the Stars.”
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Cher fervently defended her son in interviews and on Twitter, including a tweet that read: “I’m So fkng Sick of these PEOPLE! A person doesn’t Wake up oneMorn & say”I’m Bored,Think I’llChange My Sex & Expose Myself 2 Ridicule &Hate.”
On Tuesday night, she praised her son on the heels of his elimination.
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