Disney Channel to feature network’s first gay story line in teen comedy series Andi Mack


The upcoming second season of the Disney Channel series Andi Mack will mark the first time the network has created a story line in which a character realizes he is gay. The story arc will involve Cyrus Goodman (played by Joshua Rush), who discovers he has feelings for another male character.

via Daily Mail

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, the Walt Disney company said: “Our stories are timeless because they speak to the heart; our characters appeal to children across gender, ability, and experience because they’re defined by kindness, loyalty, humor, courage, wit, and other traits that make a good friend. Disney remains committed to continuing to create characters that are accessible and related to all children….Andi Mack is a story about tweens figuring out who they are…and everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it’s appropriate for all audiences and send a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity.”