Think Your Kids Shouldn't See Chaz Bono Dance on TV? Gloria Allred Wants You to Know You are WRONG.
Where there's a high-profile kerfuffle, there's Gloria Allred at the ready to throw in her two cents' worth when it comes to injustice and the human condition. The controversy surrounding transgendered celeb offspring Chaz Bono's upcoming participation as a male tango and cha cha partner on TV's "Dancing With the Stars" has now proven no exception to the Allred rule. The well-known attorney will hold a news conference today to "speak out against Chaz’s critics and explain why they are wrong," per a release issued by her office this morning.
That's right: If you think your kids shouldn't watch a man born with female genitalia--who identifies and lives as a male--swing around Lacey Schwimmer on the TV dance floor, you are about to get schooled.
Joining Allred today at her 10:30 a.m. press conference will be Robin Tyler, who is not only a lesbian rights activist, but a client of Allred's in Tyler's pursuit to seek marriage equality for same-sex couples in California.
In response to the public outcry over Bono's participation on the show, Tyler is expected to announce national viewing and dance parties in support of Bono, to be held the night he first dances on DWTS on September 19th, 2011. Further, Allred is going to be at the Los Angeles "dance party" and will pledge to "dance with every transgendered person who asks to dance with her and who attends that party."
Allred and Tyler are joining an already-powerful chorus of voices shouting out in support of Bono's appearance on the popular competition show. Last week, Bono's mother Cher, as well as Schwimmer and a DWTS exec spoke out against all the haters who be hatin' on Bono's dancing--not because his dancing will be lousy, but because of the mere fact that he is dancing (with a lady!!!) will somehow corrupt the children of America. (To those people: You know they are just dancing...making pretendsies...right? Not actually copulating.)