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Disney Channel show has teen character tell his friends ‘I’m Gay’ in network first

The show ‘Andi Mack’ is a coming of age story on Disney Channel that often deals with subjects deemed taboo for the younger set. This past weekend was no different.

On Friday Cyrus Goodman, played by actor Joshua Rush, became the first Disney Channel character to utter the words; ‘I’m gay’ in an episode. The decision to include a gay story arc earlier in season two is also a first for the network.

‘Every day is a blessing working on this show,’ Rush tweeted along with the clip of the scene. ‘This milestone is just another stitch in a rich and vibrant tapestry that is Cyrus Goodman. ‘ 

On Friday’s episode, titled One in a Minyan, the show’s lead characters were seen attending the shiva of Goodman’s grandmother, Bubbe Rose. 

While walking around a buffet and naming a few of the dishes, Goodman turned to Jonah Beck and uttered the words: ‘I’m Gay,’ without hesitation.

After a couple of seconds of silence, Beck offered up a smile and replied, ‘Yeah? Cool.’ 

From there, the scene just rolled on, seamlessly, in order to make the revelation seem as normal as any other conversation between friends.

Ok… Maybe no NO reaction:

Sofia Wylie (plays Buffy) and Peyton Lee (plays Andi Mack)