Chaz Bono, originally born Chastity Bono and daughter of Sonny & Cher, is the perfect example of why tranz is the erasure of lesbian women.These photos show how a dyke gets erased, and heterosexual coupledom gets put in its stead.
The erasure of lesbianism – and homosexuality in general – is clear in these transformations. Although Chaz still does look like a dyke to me, adopting the standard dress of the dudes, the last picture shows heterosexual coupledom and gender roles played out to the max. This is the bottom line, this is what it is all about.
It is rather ironic, that Cher, a gay icon, had difficulty accepting Chaz’s lesbianism when she first came out. Cher of course is a bit of a posterchild for doing excessive plastic surgery, as well as doing the femininity thing. And Sonny Bono, who went into politics (as a Republican) was able to accept her coming out.
Chaz changed her gender and name last year. Probably no wonder, considering the rest of the female neighbours in Hollywood look like this, in combination with Cher’s unacceptance and disappointment of Chaz’s sexuality. I wonder too if Chaz had an internalised sense of failure, for not shaping up to the ridulous level of femininity set by her mother, Cher?
Transgender and transsexuality is the erasure of homosexuality via the backdoor. No wonder The Establishment have rushed through all sorts of laws to support it, and the medical establishment is all over it (for the dosh).
Chaz: You’re a dyke not a dude, accept it.