I was never a Disney Channel person growing up, so I never saw Even Stevens or Lizzie McGuire. While I know plenty of queer people who love these shows, there apparently was never an out character on any of them. Makes sense, since it was the 2000s, when gay people apparently never existed!
Deadline reports that 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman on its Utah-set show Andi Mack will have a coming-out journey in the season’s one-hour premiere.
“Andi Mack is a story about ‘tweens’ figuring out who they are,” Disney Channel said in a statement.
On top of Cyrus coming out, he also has feelings for the boy that main character Andi likes.
I’ve never seen the show, but apparently it’s about a girl named Andi, who finds out that the girl she thought was her older sister is actually her mother. Wow, Disney, giving me Desperate Housewives-esque plots!
Photography courtesy of Disney Channel.