Disney’s Andi Mack star Joshua Rush comes out as bisexual

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Turns out Disney star Joshua Rush wasn’t just acting when he played a queer character on Andi Mack. The 17-year-old who portrayed Cyrus Goodman on the show just came out as bisexual. Cyrus is the first openly gay main character on the Disney Channel.

Rush posted on Twitter that the first person to respond to his tweet is bi. He then responded to his own tweet writing “first! i win! it’s me. i’m bi. And now that I’ve said that, I have a few things to rant about. There are more important things to talk about than me liking a whole bunch of genders, but I do want to share a few things with you guys.”

“I saw so many of you watch Cyrus come out and said “Hey! I can be me! How ironic, isn’t it, that me, playing that character, never had mustered up that courage?” Rush continued. “Instead of feeling the courage to tell you today that I am an out and proud bisexual man because of the character I played for four years, I feel that courage thinking of all of you, who felt emboldened by Cyrus to come out.”

He explained that while he was playing a character on television who was becoming open with his sexuality he still dealt with internalized homophobia in his personal life.

“I stuffed the existential crisis of talking about my sexual orientation into a box in my mind for years. Today, I release it into the world,” Rush tweeted.

He ended his Twitter thread with a couple resources for his followers. He posted GLAAD’s resource on bisexuality saying that it helped him better understand his sexuality. Rush also encouraged his followers to donate to the Trevor Project.

 

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  2. Glad to hear he’s “come out” — even as a bisexual [or maybe just that “box” in his mind wasn’t opened up fully?].

    Well, guess what Disney? Even some Mouseketeers were …. GASP!! wait for itGAY.

  3. It’s shocking he came out as bi and not gay. But good for him. I wish him the best in his life and his career.

  4. Don’t they all start of as been bi…then before you know it they are married to a man and have a kid…no hang on, that’s the diver I’m thinking of (who’s name escapes me).

    1. “Don’t they all start of as been bi…then before you know it they are”

      I THINK he felt that coming out as “bi” first would soften the blow to the media and fans then just as quickly realized that the “bit” [bs] wasn’t going to “cut it” because of all the rumors and fans still wanting to see him in his speedos [read: as much of his bare body as legally possible on the diving board]. Plus, I think his [then] boyfriend probably pushed him to come out the “rest of the way” to gay.

    2. No, there are definitely bi people. I’m not one, but two of my lovers definitely were and if you’re no living an almost exclusively gay life you will meet others, though predominately straight bi’s will keep it quiet. With the almost unbelievable sexual tastes that are out there, why is it difficult to believe someone can like sex with both males and females? (I know you didn’t say that.)

      1. I suspect everyone is bi to a greater or lesser degree, just depends how hard you dig, or how drunk they are :)

        1. “I suspect everyone is bi to a greater or lesser degree”

          Of course, that should be a given. Playboy Magazine came out with an article in the very late ’60s stating just that and offered a scale from 100% homosexual (on the left) to 100% heterosexual (on the right) and that the extremes of both basically don’t exist in praticality but quite frequently and forcefully verbalize these extremes — particularly those on the right [100% heterosexual] which are just lying bible-thumpers and ignorant-but fascist muslims so they can achieve whatever power they think they can get from being that way publicly.

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