Keiynan Lonsdale opened up about his sexuality in a candid Instagram post[Keiynan Lonsdale/Instagram]
The actor, who plays Kid Flash Wally West in TV show The Flash, opened up about his sexuality and explained he is refusing to “fake s**t anymore”.
Taking to Instagram, the 25 year old shared a snap of himself in a diner.
“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 captioned the shot.
Keiynan Lonsdale admitted he was not ‘faking s**t’ anymore [Keiynan Lonsdale/Instagram]
“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 s**t 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 f*****g inspiring…
Keiynan Lonsdale has been starring in The Flash [Keiynan Lonsdale/Instagram]
“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.”
And fans quickly inundated the upload with praise over Keiynan’s bravery.
“This is so inspirational and you are so full of light,” one told the Divergent star.
Keiynan Lonsdale’s fans rushed to praise his bravery [Keiynan Lonsdale/Instagram]
“This just made my day man @keiynanlonsdale ur so brave for this and this is why ur or of my favourite actors (sic),” another commented.
While a third replied: “Yes! Be yourself and love yourself. Be you and be true! Love your work on The Flash and really liking the person behind the mask.”
And a fourth added: “Continue to be amazing Keiynan! We all love you! Own who you are! #runwallyrun #yougotthis.”