Canadian TV show Degrassi is set to introduce a trans character this season, premiering Monday, July 19 on MuchMusic.
Actress Jordan Todosey as FTM trans teen
Adam on the set of Degrassi
Producer Stefan Brogren spoke to CP:
Brogren says great effort was made to handle the transgender
storyline with care, with writers going so far as to consult with
various advocacy groups to make sure the issue was presented accurately.
"It really sort of threw us for a loop because the writers did some
amazing research, both networks have been in touch with gay, lesbian,
transgender organizations to make sure they like the script. We want to
make sure that we're not hurting the subject matter," he says. (read more at ctv.ca)
Adam's storyline is expected to come to a head in the episodes airing August 11 and 12, reports CP.
Also, this season: will we see more of gay jock Riley and his cute crush Zane?
Degrassi has plenty of time to flesh out these queer characters, as the show shifts to a new format. You can catch four new episodes each week, from Monday to Thursday.
Xtra's Michael Pihach was on the set of Degrassi last year. Watch his video report, featuring Fritz Helder & the Phantoms and gay Degrassi alum Adamo Ruggiero: