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Old 10-25-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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TV "Andi Mack" Character To Come Out as Gay: A Disney Channel First

"Andi Mack" Character To Come Out as Gay: A Disney Channel First
by Greg Evans
Oct. 25, 2017



In a first for Disney Channel, a key character on its popular tween series "Andi Mack" will realize he’s gay and come out to his friends.

The story arc will mark the channel’s first depiction of a coming-out journey. The character – 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman, played by 15-year-old Joshua Rush – will begin his self-discovery in this Friday’s second season one-hour premiere episode.





Andi Mack is a story about ‘tweens’ figuring out who they are,” said Disney Channel in a statement. “(Creator) Terri Minsky, the cast and everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it’s appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity.

The Walt Disney Co. released a general statement on stories and characters, which reads, in part, “Disney remains committed to continuing to create characters that are accessible and relatable to all children.

http://deadline.com/2017/10/disney-c...ay-1202194584/
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