Cher Debuts Giant Afro at GLAAD Media Awards

Celebrity Beauty Apr. 23, 2012 AT 11:15AM
Cher speaks at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Cher speaks at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Cher never sticks to the same look for long.

The singer, 65, nearly stole the spotlight at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in L.A. Saturday. Sporting a large black afro, Cher made a surprise appearance to honor her transgender son, Chaz Bono, 43, with the Stephen F. Kolzak award.

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"I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know," Cher told a star-studded audience that included Josh Hutcherson, 19, Betty White, 90, Ellen DeGeneres, 54, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 36, and Joshua Jackson, 33.

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Cher then addressed her son directly, saying: "You are the most courageous person I know and you really deserve this award, so come up and get it!"

Earlier that evening, Bono told Us Weekly he was elated to be honored for his work with the LGBT community. "I've seen a lot of people get this award and I really never thought I'd be one of them, so it's pretty special for me," said Bono, who competed on ABC's Dancing With the Stars in 2011.

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"I get recognized a lot more," he told Us. "I think that one of my goals in doing all this stuff was to let people get to know a transgender person. For so many people, the only time they get to know a member of the LGBT community is through the media, and so in that I think I accomplished a lot."

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