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Some Dancing With the Stars fans feel transgender contestant Chaz Bono shouldn’t be allowed to compete on the show, but Chaz says their criticism is only making him work harder.

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“It’s made me realize I’m really glad I’m doing this, because America really needs to see this,” Chaz told ABC News.

The transgender activist has been busy rehearsing with his partner Lacey Schwimmer for the Sept. 19 premiere of DWTS.

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“You know, it just kind of shows why, for me, it’s important to be on the show, because so little still is known about what it means to be transgender,” Chaz told ABC News. “And there’s so many just completely inaccurate stereotypes and thoughts that people have.”

But Chaz does have supporters, including his mother, Cher!

The legendary singer Tweeted yesterday, “lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it.”

Do you agree with Chaz that American “needs” to see him perform on the show?

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