Stranger Things season 4, volume 2 essentially confirms Will Byers' sexuality and the people he loves, answering viewers' long-standing questions about whether or not he is gay.

The awkward Hawkins kid returned to his buddies to see just how different the group dynamic had changed after becoming the Mind Flayer's target in season 1.

Particularly in Season 3 of Stranger Things, when Will (Noah Schnapp) became irritated with Mike Wheeler's (Finn Wolfhard) excessive time spent with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

Many fans held out hope that the fourth season would be the one in which the show will explicitly validate their suspicions.

The history of LGBTQ+ characters in Stranger Things offered those hoping for such a Will reveal hope, even though there was never any assurance that it would occur.

Will, Mike, Jonathan, and Argyle's character group, who were entirely absent from the Stranger Things season 4, volume 1 conclusion, made a complete comeback in volume 2. At this point, it was officially revealed that Will Byers from Stranger Things is gay.

Yes, Will Byers from Stranger Things is gay. While he doesn't out himself as gay in Stranger Things season 4, volume 2, the show essentially reveals that he is and that he loves Mike.

In the first few minutes of episode 8, during a chat between Will and Mike in the back of Argyle's pizza truck, the biggest tease is revealed.

Mike expresses his worries that Eleven will love and need him, and by doing so, Will, who is socially shy, has the opportunity to essentially proclaim his feelings for Mike.