There were various indications that Will Byers was gay and that he harbored feelings for Mike in the first batch of Stranger Things 4 episodes.

In an interview with Variety about Stranger Things 4, Noah Schnapp remarked that since the first season, there have been hints concerning Will’s sexuality and affections for Mike.

The writers of Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffer, have long been interested in Will’s narrative, but they have only lately spoken with Schnapp about it.

‘Stranger Things’: Noah Schnapp Confirms Will Is Gay And Loves Mike!