If you’ve been keeping up with all of the Chaz Bono drama, great.  If not, here is a VERY quick rundown.  Dancing With The Stars enlisted Cher’s son, Chaz Bono, as a contestant.  Chaz is a female to male transgender.  Homophobic activists are outraged and threatening to turn their back on what “once was a family friendly show.” Cher spoke out on her Twitter telling all the haters to basically shove it.

AND HERE WE ARE TODAY…phew!

Chaz is actually the show’s first transgender performer, which is pretty amazing.  In an interview with The Advocate, Chaz talks about everything from his grandma, to being called a “she,” to his partner on DWTS Lacey Schwimmer.  He goes on to say at one point that all of the negative comments give him a sense of motivation.

You can say what you want about Chaz Bono, but he has got one of the most positive attitudes I’ve ever seen especially from someone in his position!

To read the entire Advocate interview, click here.