Whether it’s Miley Cyrus admitting that she’s pansexual, or Disney welcoming its first gay character, more and more young people are feeling comfortable talking about their sexuality. And with so many young stars sharing their lives on social media, it makes sense that some of them are taking to platforms like Instagram to share their truths with fans.
On his Instagram account over the weekend, The Flash star Keiynan Lonsdale took a moment to talk about his personality and personal life and slid in the fact that he’s bisexual. “I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes), I like growing, I like learning, I like who I am and I really like who I’m becoming. Spent way too many years hating myself, thinking I was less valuable because I was different.. which is just untrue,” the actor said.
He went on to talk about how accepting himself saved his life and how he almost lost himself trying to hide his true feelings. “I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren’t exactly the same as us. The truth is we are all family, we’re all one.”
Besides being hella inspiring, Lonsdale’s message casually talking about his sexuality is a breath of fresh air, since it shows he doesn’t feel like he needs to make it into a huge, world-stopping announcement. It just is. And it’s amazing to see more people sharing this truth and giving representation to others who may not feel visible in the media.
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(h/t Teen Vogue; photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)