Jul 1, 2018
A Gay Teen on the Disney Channel
That's quite a lot to take in, but the actual show is mostly about Andi and Bex going out on dates, getting crushes on boys, getting boyfriends, and so on. Andi's main crush is Jonah (Asher Angel). She also has two best buddies, Cyrus (Joshua Rush) and Buffy (Chelsea T. Zhang).
They double date, and when the girls ditch them, they go on a date alone and buy matching jackets.
When Jonah texts that Cyrus is "girly," he is heartbroken, and tries to macho it up; but it turns out that Jonah meant to text "gnarly" (a slang term from the 1970s meaning "cool").
During the Season 2, in the episode "Hey, Who Wants Pizza" (October 27, 2017), Cyrus sees Jonah and Andi together, and tells Buffy that he is jealous. She asks if he likes Andi, but he says no, which allows Buffy to conclude that he is gay, and likes Jonah. It is unclear whether he just realized it, or whether he has known for awhile.
Later he's nice to T.J., (Luke Mullen), the boy he's tutoring, and Buffy thinks he might "like" him.
In Episode 13 of the season, "Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah" (February 23, 2018) Cyrus tells Andi that he is jealous of them together. She knows that he doesn't "like" her, so she concludes that he likes Jonah. Unfortunately, Jonah has just asked Andi to become his girlfriend.
Four more episodes have aired, and Cyrus has not told anyone else, including Jonah.
Which provides an interesting question: what do you do when your best friend has crush on your boyfriend?
Cyrus, meanwhile, is not moving on. He hasn't expressed more than a gay-subtext glimmer with any other boy, or actually said the word.
It's a start, but I would like to actually hear the word.
5 episodes left in the Season.