Watch The First Ever Coming Out Scene From A Disney Channel Show

"This is really bad timing. I just got a girlfriend."

The second season of Disney Channel's Andi Mack premiered this past weekend, and the show delivered a touching coming out scene, the first for an original series on the network.


In the scene, Andi's (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) best friends Buffy (Sofia Wylie) and Cyrus (Joshua Rush) talk when Buffy realizes Cyrus is upset about something. After asking if he is sad because he has a crush on Andi, but she figures out that he is emotional because he has a crush on Andi's new boyfriend, Jonah (Asher Angel).

"I feel weird, different," he confesses.

"Cyrus, you've always been weird, but you're no different," Buffy tells him. "You'll be okay. I promise," she adds.

"This is really bad timing. I just got a girlfriend," Cyrus says, referring to Iris (Molly Jackson), who he kissed in the episode.

“With more and more young people coming out as LGBTQ, Andi Mack is reflecting the lives and lived experiences of so many LGBTQ youth around the country,” said GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis. “Television reflects the real life world and today that includes LGBTQ youth who deserve to see their lives depicted on their favorite shows. Disney has been a leader in LGBTQ inclusion and there are so many young people who will be excited to see Cyrus’ story unfold.”

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The show, produced by Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky, is pretty unusual fare for the kid-friendly channel to begin with: Andi is trying to figure out exactly who she is after discovering her older sister Bex (Lilan Bowden), is actually her mother. Her closest friends are Cyrus and Buffy—and Andi already has a middle-school crush, Jonah.

Andi Mack premiered in March of this year and became the top series among girls and is number one in its time period among all children ages six to 14. It also holds the top spot on Disney Channel VOD, Disney Channel’s DisneyNOW app and on Disney Channel UK.

Andi Mack is a story about ‘tweens’ figuring out who they are,” said Disney Channel in a statement. “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.”

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