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The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale: ‘I like girls & I like guys’

Keiynan Lonsdale came out in an Instagram post. Photo: Keiynan Lonsdale/Instagram

Keiynan Lonsdale, the Australian actor best known for his role as Wally West, or Kid Flash, on The CW’s The Flash, has come out as bisexual in a moving Instagram post.

“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,” Lonsdale writes.

He goes on to explain that he no longer wishes to spend any more time in self-hatred, or entertain the untrue belief that he is less valuable because he is different.

“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 continues.

Read Lonsdale’s full coming out statement below.

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, who is also a musician and a dancer, is also starring in film Dance Academy: The Movie, reprising his role as Ollie Lloyd.

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