LGBT advocate, noted author and Sonny & Cher offspring Chaz Bono will slip on his dancing shoes and grace the ballroom of popular ABC gameshow Dancing with the Stars tonight. As one half of Team Schwaz, Chaz will be the first openly transgender contestant on the show that is now entering in to it's thirteenth season of celebrity salsa-ing and sashaying.
Because there's been some negative reactions amongst the show's less openminded fanbase, GLAAD has put together a list of ways you, fair reality TV watcher, can be (ahem) #ProBono and support Chaz. (Other than voting via text message, that is.)
Although Chaz bravely wrote about his experience becoming a man in his book Transition, which came out back in May, he might be starting to feel the pressure a little bit already: He recently told the TV obsessives over at Access Hollywood that he'd rather not be the first to take stage because "that would be horrible." (Don't worry, Chaz we're sure you'll do just fine.)
Other notable contestants in DwtS Season 13: Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace and Ricki Lake.