Lacey Schwimmer Comes Out Swinging in Support of Her 'DWTS' Partner Chaz Bono

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When you partner with Lacey Schwimmer on Dancing with Stars, she's got your back! 

In a new interview, the Dancing pro says she's saddened by the negative reaction her partner Chaz Bono has gotten as the first transgender person to compete on the show. 

"It's disappointing," Lacey tells "No human is perfect, so why are they pointing out what they perceive to be an imperfection in someone else? It's not cool. We’re all taught to not bully, or harass, and treat everyone as equals yet all these people are doing exactly the opposite."

Lacy says she chooses to "focus on the positive people."

She also adds that she was super excited to be partnered with Chaz: "I was absolutely thrilled. I’ve always been a huge supporter of the LGBT community and I couldn’t be more excited to have Chaz. Not only is he Sonny & Cher’s child but he’s also a generally cool person."

"This is my sixth season," she added. "The producers know that I’m very open-minded and really accepting of everyone," she says. "Ever since Lance [Bass] was on the show, it opened the door for the LGBT community to be accepted in Middle America and it’s about time. It’s 2011, let’s evolve a little bit here."



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  • howsad

    She will never be a man. Her DNA will always tell the truth that is a woman. She just made herself a fugly woman.

  • ebony

    Chaz Bono is gay. Chaz Bono is ugly. i think that Chaz Bono is carzy as hell to change her nmae to Chaz.

  • eternity

    I'm glad so many people are speaking their outrage at this abomination. Chastity is mocking God and that's not cool. BOYCOTT DWTS! Don't support a mockery against God.

  • fla.

    I really don't care whether its a guy or a girl, straight OR homosexual... Stop finding excuses to get votes and publicity. I could care less what the contestants sleeping habits are accompanied by... But REALLY its NOT Chaz Bono you got wrong. Not ONE contestant on the list seems to be "dance" capable. Yes making a ridicule is funny but its entertaining for so long. This program has run out of STARS and its showing every time more and more. Get your act together and start persuading better and at least make sure they can do a step 1, step 2 basic before choosing celebs. Its really really critical. I want to see at least half of them dance not watch all of them stump. IMO the whole list stinks. Oh and yeah LBGT is definately trying to make a statement, but really there's no hate in not wanting to watch a fat guy dance.