09/01/2011 11:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chaz Bono At 'Dancing With The Stars' Rehearsal (PHOTO)

Chaz Bono has begun rehearsals for 'Dancing With the Stars,' and x17online.com has photos of him giving a thumbs up heading into the studio on Wednesday.

The season's full lineup was just announced earlier this week, and Chaz, the show's first transgender participant, has been attacked on Twitter for participating. Mom Cher came to his defense against "stupid bigots."

Here's one pic, see more here.