MANNY‘s love interest. Slender, geeky, nerd type. He’s a bit rebellious because his father doesn’t accept him being gay. Wears outlandish clothes and a punk hair style out of protest as much as anything. Has always known he is gay, but since moving to Amarillo he’s come out of the closet. He’s a bit flamboyant but a little confused by his sexuality, the lack of role models, and all the media hype. New to the school, ANDY joins the cheerleading squad to be close to MANNY, even though MANNY doesn’t appreciate that fact, or even acknowledge that he knows ANDY. Has lots of girl friends but few male friends other than his best friend, DAVID.