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The Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale just came out as bisexual

Meka Beresford May 14, 2017

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 actor Keiynan Lonsdale has come out as bisexual in a touching Instagram post.

The 25-year-old, who rose to fame after staring in The Flash TV show as “Kid Flash” Wally West, spoke about his sexuality candidly.

He started: “I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes).”

The Australian went on to write that had struggled for years with accepting himself, but has since learnt to change that.

“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,” Lonsdale wrote.

He added that he would no longer “apologise” for who he fell in love with, and would not let shame be a factor in his life anymore.

“Not faking sh*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,” he said.

Lonsdale, who also appeared in The Divergent series, finished the open post by insisting that he hoped he could be an inspiration for young LGBT people to learn to embrace their own identities.

“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,” he concluded.

The moving post has been met with praise, with Lonsdale’s co-stars Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker hailing Lonsdale as a “hero”.

Prior to coming out, Lonsdale was an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights.

He took to social media to voice his support for the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage across the final 14 states in America.

He has also spoken out against the controversial anti-LGBT HB2 law in North Carolina.

More: actor, America, bisexual, coming out, Keiynan Lonsdale, The Flash, US, US

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