The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale Shared a Mega Inspiring Coming Out Message
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.
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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. A couple years ago I was able to accept myself, & it saved my life, but now I've gotten to a new road block & I feel kind of lost. I gotta take the next step & actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting. Not faking shit anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender. I've become bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared... no one should feel like that about themselves, especially when there is so much good life to live. Ya know more & more I see so many young people being their best / truest selves, it's fucking inspiring... so what have I been waiting for!? Who knows. Everyone in their own time. 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. Just love. Keiy. ❤
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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)