The Disney Channel says that they will feature a character coming out as gay for the first time on one of their shows. ‘Andi Mack’ will follow the 13 year old Cyrus Goodman character in his coming out journey in an hour long season premiere on October 27th. That is not all though! Throughout the season the show will follow him as he struggles to figure out how to break the news to his girlfriend, and, over the season, fans may also see a developing love story between Cyrus and another character named Jonah.
The actor who plays Cyrus, Josh Rush posted this to Instagram in celebration of the storyline:
Starting conversations about trust, love, relationships and family dynamics is easier when you have a show that you can relate to. Andi Mack gives young people and their parents, mentors, and champions a meaningful way to talk about these topics and the power to decide their futures. I’m so proud to bring Cyrus’ groundbreaking storyline to life and for you to see what we’ve been working on. Tune in this Friday at 8pm EST for the season premiere of season 2 #andimack #disneychannel
Photo from The Disney Channel/Craig Sjodiin, thanks!