Chaz Bono to guest star as himself on 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'
Bono, who documented his sex change in the documentary "Becoming Chaz," will play himself in scenes with the show's transgender character, Adam Torres ( Jordan Todosey).
"I work with a transgender teen support group that is part of the organization Transforming Family," Bono tells People, "so when the opportunity to be part of a series that features a trans teen came up, I was thrilled."
The episode will air in the fall, but came about after Bono met the "Degrassi" team at the Emmys in 2011. People has deets on the role, which will feature Bono as a celebrity judge at a Degrassi Battle of the Bands contest.
"Adam's storyline on Degrassi is important to me because it means more transgender representation in the pop culture," Bono says. "It also sends the message to trans teens that they are not alone in their struggles."