The Disney Channel will feature the first story of a gay character on a children’s show. The channel announced that one of the protagonists of “Andi Mack”, directed at the audience of 6 to 14 years old, will find that he is attracted to another boy in the premiere of the second season, which premieres this Friday (27/10), in the U.S.
“The series is about young people finding out who they are,” the station said in a statement. “The creator of the show, Terri Minsky (also responsible for” Lizzie McGuire “), the cast and everyone involved in ‘Andi Mack’ are taking care to ensure that it is appropriate for all audiences and to send a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity “.
In his Instagram, actor Joshua Rush wrote about the experience of playing a gay character. “Starting a conversation about trust, love, relationships, and family dynamics is easier when you identify with a program. ‘Andi Mack’ will give young people, relatives and mentors a chance to talk about this in a more meaningful way, “wrote the 15-year-old.