Chaz Bono was in Toronto on Thursday to film an episode of the popular teen show Degrassi: The Next Generation.
The transgender activist and Dancing With the Stars contestant will be playing himself in an episode that will air in the fall.
I can finally say the reason I’m in Toronto is to film an episode of Degrassi.
— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) June 28, 2012
“I work with a transgender teen support group that is part of the organization Transforming Family,” Bono told People magazine, “so when the opportunity to be part of a series that features a trans teen came up, I was thrilled.”
Bono will play a judge in a “Battle of the Bands” event at the high school. He’ll also share scenes with Adam Torres, a transgender teen portrayed by Jordon Todosey, who was bullied after coming out.
A two-part episode featuring Torres, called My Body is a Cage, won a Peabody award in 2010 for its “sensitive and forthright” coverage.
Season 12 of Degrassi begins in July.