The First Disney Character to Ever Say “I’m Gay”


During the Feb. 8 episode of the Disney Channel show Andi Mack, ‘Cyrus Goodman’ became the first Disney character to utter two powerful words: “I’m gay.”

Joshua Rush, 16, is the actor who plays Goodman, who is just 13 in the series. The episode centers around Goodman’s anxiety around coming out to his friend Jonah.

At a mourning ceremony for his grandmother, Goodman finally finds the courage to come out while describing the food at the event.

“That’s gefilte fish—skip that,” he advises before blurting out, “and I’m gay.”

After a slight pause, Jonah replies “Yeah? Okay, cool.”


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