“The Flash” star Keiynan Lonsdale opened up to his social media following late Friday night by candidly coming out as bisexual.
“I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes),” he wrote.
The 25-year-old Australian, who joined the cast in 2015 as Wally West (a.k.a. Kid Flash), went on to write:
“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 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 s–t anymore, not apologizing 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 f—ing 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.”
Lonsdale fans could not be more supportive, applauding his courage and honesty, and offering him virtual high fives and words of welcome “to the family.”
@KeiynanLonsdale Love is love ??’?????❤️
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) May 13, 2017
— Garon Cockrell (@MyNameIsGaron) May 13, 2017
— Katie Minard (@KatieMinard) May 13, 2017
@KeiynanLonsdale thank you for sharing this with all of us. it’s important to me that you know that we are all here for you and that we will always be here.
— dªvelis (@bisexualcisco) May 13, 2017
@KeiynanLonsdale You’re amazing and strong and don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. So proud of you. Welcome to our wonderfully queer family. ??’-??’???’?
— Tristina Wright (@TristinaWright) May 13, 2017
@KeiynanLonsdale Well done. You are going to help a lot of people today. Respect.
— Mark Perigard (@MarkPerigard) May 13, 2017
— vel loves keiy (@ezekieIfigureo) May 13, 2017
— Love in CC☕️⚡️ (@newsflash52) May 13, 2017
— Spartantown (@spartantown) May 13, 2017