Chastity Bono says she never got a chance to heal a rift with her father before he died. Sonny Bono, the entertainer-turned-congressman, was killed in a Jan. 5 ski accident.

Chastity Bono, a former spokeswoman for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said she and her father had a falling out over his decision to co-sponsor the Defense of Marriage Act, which outlawed gay marriages."I took it very personally," she told the Oct. 13 issue of the Advocate. "It put a tremendous amount of distance between us, and then he died before we were able to resolve it."

She said she would like to follow in her father's footsteps and run for public office.