Disney Channel aired their first coming out scene last Friday (27 October).
The scene marked the start of the networks first LGBTI storyline.
In the season 2 premiere of Andi Mack, one of the main characters revealed he had a crush on a boy.
15-year-old Joshua Rush plays the character of 13-year-old Cyrus.
One scene in the premiere see’s Cyrus confiding in friend Buffy.
This scene is intended to provide viewers with ‘positive role models for children – and adults – watching.’
Future episodes will follow Cyrus’ journey of coming to terms with his sexuality. He will also navigate how to tell new girlfriend Iris.
To add to the plot, the boy Cyrus has a crush on (Jonah) is the same boy his best friend and main character Andi also has a crush on.
Watch the cute clip of Cyrus opening up at his feelings to friend, Buffy.
There were hints!
Twitter user’s have come out saying there were hints about Cyrus’ upcoming storyline at the end of season one.
A clip shared see’s Jonah and a friend talking.
Jonah is questioning whether main character Andi has a crush on him, like he has a crush on her.
His friend tells him if she looks back, after walking away, it means she does have a crush on him.
The next clip shows both Andi and Cyrus looking back.
DISNEY CHANNEL HAS A CONFIRMED GAY CHARACTER AND THE SEASON 1 FINALE PROVED IT ALL ALONG pic.twitter.com/pCNle1DvNh
— ceo of charlie rowe & diana silvers as siblings (@sebsbeanie) October 25, 2017
Twitter is loving the storyline
this is so cute a main character on fuckin disney channel casually talking about being gay pic.twitter.com/a0nn5DNLRq
— christina (@ladybiird) October 28, 2017
to anyone upset about Disney featuring a gay storyline: there are many gay kids struggling w/ their identities, let them have representation
— anthony amorim (@AnthonyAmorim) October 27, 2017
DISNEY CHANNEL IS FINALLY HAVING A GAY MAIN CHARACTER COME TO TERMS WITH HIS SEXUALITY I NEVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD COME
— Jade (@perolikewyd) October 26, 2017
OH MY GOD REMEMBER WHEN KENNY ORTEGA ALMOST MADE RYAN'S CHARACTER GAY BUT DISNEY SAID NO AND NOW WE HAVE AN OPENLY GAY DISNEY CHARACTER
— angela / minseok day 🌈 (@seungyeonsorn) October 26, 2017