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Chaz Bono in Toronto to film ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’

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 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.