The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale Opens Up About His Sexuality

Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays the role of Wally West/Kid Flash on the CW’s The Flash, gets honest about his sexuality in an emotional Instagram post.

He starts by saying, ”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.”

Apart from The Flash, the Autralian actor is also known for playing the role of Uriah in the Divergent film series. He says that over time, he has learned to accept himself and what makes him different.

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

He continues, “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.”

“I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren’t exactly the same as us.”

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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Lonsdale has been playing the role of Wally West/Kid Flash since 2015. After making the post, fans of the show were quick to show him support.

Gina Rodriguez, who plays Jane Villanueva on fellow CW show Jane the Virgin, also tweeted her support to the star.

Candice Patton, who plays Lonsdale’s on-screen sister Iris West, also tweeted a response, calling Lonsdale “My hero.”

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on the CW.

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Cover Photo Credits: Keiynan Lonsdale Instagram

Written by Michele Mendez

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