Andi Mack character says ‘I’m gay’ for the first time in Disney history

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During one of the latest episodes of the Disney Channel teenage-themed show, 13-year-old boy named Cyrus finally worked up the courage to tell his friend (and crush) Jonah Beck that he’s gay. The boy opened up about his sexuality at a Jewish mourning ceremony for his grandmother, introducing Jonah to his family’s different foods before adding: “That’s gefilte fish—skip that—and I’m gay.” Jonah reacted on his friend’s coming out calmly, he smiled and said “Okay, cool”. Cyrus had previously come out to his friends Andi and Buffy in season two, and they knew that he liked Jonah, but Cyrus has never told Jonah himself about a crush on him and never labeled himself with the word ‘gay’ up until now. Joshua Rush, the 16-year-old actor who plays Cyrus, wrote on Twitter after the episode aired, saying: “Every day is a blessing working on this show. This milestone is just another stitch in a rich and vibrant tapestry that is Cyrus Goodman.”

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