The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale Comes Out

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14:  Keiynan Lonsdale attends the "Allegiant" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale Comes Out

The young actor shared an inspiring message on Instagram.

Published May 15, 2017

Just before the weekend hit, The Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale took to Instagram to share with his fans that he is bisexual.

The action star, who plays a young version of the superhero on the CW series, penned a lengthy caption detailing his growth and why he's decided to share this intimate part of his life with the world.

"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," he wrote.

This has been a long time coming for Lonsdale as he explained that he spent a large chunk of his childhood "hating himself" because he was different.

"Spent way too many years hating myself, thinking I was less valuable because I was different.. which is just untrue," he wrote. "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."

The actor said this all means that he's no longer willing to conceal who he loves for the satisfaction of society, and he's excited for his newly liberated outlook on life.

"Not faking s**t anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender," he wrote. "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."

Take a look at his full post, below:

Good for you, Keiynan!

See another young star who came out earlier this year in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)


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