Cher Supports Chaz Bono's Sex Change

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Marking the first public statement since her child Chastity Bono -- now Chaz Bono -- announced that he was undergoing a sex change, Cher is coming out to lend words of support.
Cher says that Chaz is going through "a difficult journey, but one that I will support," and says that she respects "the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny, and although I may not understand, I will strive to be understanding," in a statement to PEOPLE.
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Cher and daughter Chastity Bono are seen together in this 1998 photo.

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Cher continued with kind words for Chaz, saying that her support is infinite.
"The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child," Cher said in the statement.
TMZ was the first to report that Chaz Bono was undergoing a sex change from female to male. "Yes, it's true -- 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. 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," Bragman continued.
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