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Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia Step Out At Creative Arts Emmys Awards (PHOTO)

Chaz Bono

First Posted: 09/11/11 12:59 PM ET Updated: 11/11/11 05:12 AM ET

Chaz Bono may be spending most of his time brushing up on his ballroom dancing skills, but he took time out to walk the red carpet with his longtime partner, Jennifer Elia, at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Saturday night.

Bono is currently rehearsing for the upcoming season of "Dancing With The Stars," where he will partner with pro Lacey Schwimmer when the show premieres Sept. 19.

“At first Chaz said yes to doing the show to have some fun but now he’s in it to win it. Not just for himself but for anyone else who has felt like they didn’t fit in,” a friend of Bono told The Huffington Post last week.

Bono himself talked about why he decided to join the show with ABC News.

"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," Bono said. "And there's so many just completely inaccurate stereotypes and thoughts that people have."

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