Transgender activist Chaz Bono has said he is frustrated by calls for an ad boycott against an upcoming episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation which deals with transgender issues.

Bono will appear as himself in the episode scheduled to air this fall. On the episode, Bono will play a celebrity guest judge at Degrassi's Battle of the Bands and share a scene with Jordan Todosey, whose character was bullied after he came out transgender.

Bono, who began his own gender transition in 2008, appeared Friday on CBC Radio's Q with Jian Ghomeshi.

The 43-year-old author-activist was asked if a planned ad boycott by the Florida Family Association (FFA) of the episode made him angry.

β€œIt's frustrating,” he answered. β€œI mean, it's frustrating that we have to slog along. That we can't just get to the end point where we're going to be. But you can look at any group that has been held down in any way or had prejudice against them. And it changes. You know, it just slowly changes over time.”

(Listen to the entire interview at