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Andi Mack's Joshua Rush Proudly Opens Up About Playing Disney Channel's First Openly Gay Teen!

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Disney Channel's Joshua Rush couldn't be prouder of the work he's doing on Andi Mack.

As we previously reported, the House of Mouse made history after the tween-centric dramedy focused on a coming out storyline for its second season premiere — a first for the Disney Channel.

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The actor who portrayed this powerful story was none other than 15-year-old Rush. While most performers would be intimidated to take on such an important plot line, Joshua embraced his character's revelation with open arms. For an interview with People, the up-and-comer shared:

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Disney Channel To Tell Tween Coming Out Story On Andi Mack — Which Is A FIRST For The Network!

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We honestly couldn't be prouder of the Disney Channel right now.

Why, you ask?? Well, because, the House of Mouse will be depicting a coming out journey for one tween character on Andi Mack.

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According to a statement by the Disney Channel, a key character will realize he is gay and come out to his friends. This is the first time the network's tackled a coming out story — and it begins this Friday during Andi Mack's second season premiere.

So who will be coming out on the popular tween series?? It's said the character Cyrus Goodman, who is played by 15-year-old Joshua Rush, will be discovering his truth in the hour-long episode. On why the show is tackling this plot point, the Disney Channel explained:

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