Disney has always been a little bit, gay, but now one character is proudly out and has actually said it.
Times are changing at Disney as a character formerly comes out and announces “I’m gay!” No more closeted nods to the LGBT+ community, nope we have a fully fledged gayer in Disneyverse.
Now, the likelihood of you knowing the character in question is pretty unlikely unless you spend time watching the Disney channel show, Andi Mack, but the character Cyrus Goodman became the very first Disney character to utter the words, I’m Gay.
The character is played by Joshua Rush who is 16, although his character is just 13 in the series.
In the episode, Cyrus finds the courage to come out to his friend Jonah while describing the food at a wake for his grandmother. He utters the words:
“That’s gefilte fish—skip that,” he warns before blurting out, “and I’m gay.”
After a slight pause, Jonah replies “Yeah? Okay, cool.”
Watch it here
Taking to Twitter, Joshua said that working on the show was a blessing before adding that it was a “milestone” for the character.
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. https://t.co/dTSBdop7UJ
— joshua rush (@JoshuaRush) February 8, 2019
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS EVERYTHING
Help us deliver unique, usable and reliable journalism that supports the gay, bisexual and curious community of the United Kingdom. Can you help protect LGBT+ media? Publishers like us have come under severe threat by the likes of Google and Facebook. The problem is that advertisers are choosing to put their money with them, rather than with niche publishers like us. Our goal is to eliminate banner ads altogether on site and we can do that if you could pledge us a tiny amount each month.
We’re asking our readers to pledge just £1 per month, more if you’re feeling swanky. You can stop payment at any time.
It’s quick and easy to sign up and you’ll only have to do it once.