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Disney Channel's 'Andi Mack' Will Introduce First Gay Storyline

Disney Channel's 'Andi Mack' Will Introduce First Gay Storyline

Disney Channel is introducing its first-ever gay character.

The upcoming second season of the network’s popular series Andi Mack will focus on one of Andi’s best friends, 13-year-old Cyrus (portrayed by Joshua Rush, 15), as he discovers he shares feelings for her crush, Jonah.

The storyline will follow Cyrus as he realizes his sexuality and embarks on his coming-out journey.

Andi Mack is a story about ‘tweens’ figuring out who they are,” said Disney Channel in a statement. “(Creator) Terri Minsky, the cast and everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it’s appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity.”

Season two of Andi Mack will premiere on Friday (October 27) at 8 p.m. with a one-hour episode.

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  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    Uhh no there was a gay couple on Good Luck Charlie as well. I am pleased with the news nonetheless. Kinda makes me wanna check out Andi Mack even more.

  • Just Saying

    You should definitely watch it :) it’s a very well-written show, the actors (from the young ones to the older ones) are amazing, and the characters are absolutely loveable.
    The “Good Luck, Charlie” gay couple was sort of Disney dipping their toes into these kind of subjects, since they were in the show a few minutes, but here one of the three MAIN characters will be gay, so it’s HUGE!

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    So is it different then the other newer Disney Channel shows? I’ve found the material in the newer Disney Channel movies and shows…well suck. I know for a fact many many others feel the same way. I’m kinda confused on why they would make a tv show that’s so different to the other shows on that channel.

  • Just Saying

    In my opinion, it is. It actually feels more like “Boys Meets World” than “Girl Meets World” ever did, in therms that you are convinced that a teenager sees the world that way and handles the situation like a kid would, not being dumb but inexperienced. I didn’t like Disney channel shows anymore either (not even the original movies are good), having grown up with shows like Even Stevens, That’s so Raven and Lizzie McGuire I thought shows nowadays were shit and not on that level, but I started watching Andi Mack ended up loving it, it reminds me a lot of shows back in the day (lol I say that as if I was an old woman). I think it doesn’t really depend on the channel they are on, but on the show runners, the writer/creator of this show is actually Terri Minsky, who created Lizzie McGuire.

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    Cool I think I’ll definitely check it out soon since I keep hearing nothing but good things about it.

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