Disney star Joshua Rush just came out as bisexual

Joshua Rush
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A Disney Channel star has just come out as bisexual.

Joshua Rush, 17, played the role of Cyrus Goodman on Disney’s Andi Mack until the show ended several weeks ago. His character was the first gay main character in a Disney Channel series when Cyrus came out in 2017, and last month his character became part of the first same-sex couple in a Disney Channel show.

Now that the series is over, he’s talking about his identity.

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On Twitter, he wrote that the first person who responds to his tweet is bi. Then he responded immediately with “i’m bi.”

“I saw so many of you watch Cyrus come out and said ‘Hey! I can be me!'” he wrote.

“How ironic, isn’t it, that me, playing that character, never had mustered up that courage?”

He said that he was inspired by his fans to come out after spending years dealing with his own internalized homophobia.

Rush also encouraged his fans to read up on bisexuality on the GLAAD website and to donate to the Trevor Project, which fights LGBTQ youth suicide.

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