His character in Stranger Things , Will Byers, has not yet properly admitted to being gay, although his sexual orientation has been officially confirmed .

In real life, by contrast, Noah Schnapp made the decision to come out, and he did it with a video on TikTok…

Schnapp wrote:

When I finally told my friends and family that I was gay after 18 years of living in fear of coming out, they just said “we know.”

In the caption of the video he added:

I guess I’m more like Will than I thought.

Some time ago, it was Noah Schnapp himself who confirmed the suspicion of the fans, namely that Will is in love with Mike:

[His homosexuality] has always been in the air, but the question remained that he was just growing up more slowly than his friends. Now that he’s grown up, they’ve made it a very real, obvious thing. It is now 100% clear that he is gay and in love with Mike.