Chaz Bono in Toronto filming scenes for Degrassi

Chaz Bono is currently in Toronto to shoot scenes for a guest appearance on Canadian teen series Degrassi.

The transgender son of Cher, who competed on Dancing with the Stars recently, has been filming alongside the show’s transgender character, Adam.

Bono says that teen these days have so much more support available to them than he did when he was younger.

“There are a lot of trans kids and teens and to have representation of themselves really means a lot,” he said.

“At that age there wasn’t anything (for me). I didn’t know about transgender people or that there was a possibility to transition or anything. And it made it really difficult to figure out what was going on with me.”

Bono’s role in Degrassi will be that of a battle of the bands judge, who watches Adam’s group, WhisperHug.

He says he jumped at the chance to appear in the show after meeting producers at the Emmy Awards last year.

Degrassi had been nominated for an award for an episode that focussed on Adam’s struggles to live as a by when he was born a girl.


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