Keiynan Lonsdale has an announcement to make.
The actor, best known for his role on The Flash as Wally West, shared a lengthy Instagram post over the weekend in which he opened up about his personal life.
Specifically, Lonsdale admitted that he’s attracted to both men and women.
“I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, and I like guys (yes),” wrote the 25-year old star, who you may also recognize as Uriah from the movie Allegiant.
He added on Saturday, May 13:
“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.”
Lonsdale included the following photo with his announcement and went on to explain that a “couple years ago” he was “able to accept” himself.
Wrote the star:
“It saved my life, but now I’ve gotten to a new road block and I feel kind of lost. I gotta take the next step and actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting.
“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.”
Good. We admire Lonsdale for fully embracing who he really is.
Along with the aforementioned television and film role, the 25-year old has appeared on TV shows All Saints and Dance Academy, along with the movies Insurgent and The Finest Hours.
He concluded in his Instagram post that no one should be ashamed about who they are. Quite the opposite, in fact.
“More and more I see so many young people being their best / truest selves, it’s f-cking 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 and not judge people who aren’t exactly the same as us.
“The truth is we are all family, we’re all one.”
Fortunately, yes, right: a significant number of social media users have come out and offered their support to Keiynan Lonsdale.
“U DESERVE ALL THE GOD DAMN LOVE IN THE UNIVERSE,” read one enthusiastic response, while another follower chimed in as follows:
“The love is beyond measurable.”
Click above for a look at other celebrities who have openly embraced their bisexuality and join us in saluting the bravery of Keiynan Lonsdale.
Do whatever (and whomever!) makes you happy, man. No judgment here. Just love.