'Andi Mack' to Feature Disney Channel's First Gay Storyline & Fans Are 'So Proud'

Gina Carbone
ANDI MACK â Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" stars Sofia Wylie as Buffy, Joshua Rush as Cyrus, Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi, and Asher Angel as Jonah. (Disney Channel/Craig Sjodiin)

"Andi Mack" is giving 13-year-old Cyrus his own coming-out storyline in Season 2.

The Disney Channel has never before had a gay main character come out to his friends, but Cyrus Goodman's (Joshua Rush) journey to self-discovery will start with the Season 2 premiere this Friday.

"'Andi Mack' is a story about 'tweens' figuring out who they are," Disney Channel said in a statement (via Deadline): "(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."

According to Deadline, "Andi Mack" -- starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the 13-year-old title character -- is the top series of the year among girls (median age is 10) and No. 1 in its time period among all children ages 6-14.

Fans took to social media to praise this ground-breaking storyline: