“I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren’t exactly the same as us,” wrote Keiynan Lonsdale.
Keiynan Lonsdale is done with “apologizing for falling in love with people no matter their gender.”
The 25-year-old “The Flash” star, who plays Wally West or Kid Flash on the biggest hit CW show, opened up about his sexuality in a strong Instagram post on Saturday.
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. ❤
“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,” he wrote in the post, which garnered almost 80,000 likes and nearly 6,000 comments from fans as of Monday afternoon.
Keiynan Lonsdale, who grew up in Australia and also starred in the ABC series “Dance Academy” and the blockbuster “Divergent: Allegiant,” was also inundated by words of support on Twitter.
On Saturday afternoon, he replied to the messages he received a tweet telling his fans to “give that same love back to yourselves.”
Nothing better than happy tears. The love is beyond measurable, thank you. Don't forget to give that same love back to yourselves x
— Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) May 13, 2017