“Thank you for giving me the courage to know who I am”
On October 27, 2017, millions of people tuned into Andi Mack and watched history be made as Cyrus Goodman came out to his best friend, Buffy Driscoll, in one of the most powerful scenes to ever air on children’s television.
Joshua Rush, who played Cyrus, fully understood the magnitude of his character’s journey, and now, just weeks after the show’s series finale, Joshua’s been inspired to reveal his own personal journey, posting a series of tweets stating that he identifies as bisexual.
Josh also revealed (here’s where the tears started flowing) that it was Andi Mack fans who inspired him to share his truth.
“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?”
“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 continued.
“Thank you to you for giving me the courage to know who I am and tell you this today.” No, thank you, Josh, for inspiring so many people to love who they are and have the courage to live their truth – first, with your character, and now, with yourself.
Watch Joshua and co-star Luke Mullen discuss Tyrus, coming out, and so much more on YSBnow: The Podcast: