Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays Wally West on CW's The Flash, came out as bisexual in a tender Instagram post on Saturday.
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.
"I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys" the Australian actor explained. "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."
The post has received over 76,000 likes and Lonsdale has received overwhelming support from fans across the world.
Nothing better than happy tears. The love is beyond measurable, thank you. Don't forget to give that same love back to yourselves x
— Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) May 13, 2017
Alia Shawkat spoke to Out Magazine this weekend about her new thriller, Paint It Black, in which her character develops feelings for her boyfriend's mom after he commits suicide. The Arrested Development star came out so casually in the interview, you might've missed it if you blinked.
"How do you identify with these [queer] characters [you've played]?" Out asked Shawkat. She replied, "I was a tomboy growing up, and I remember my mom asking me when I was 10, 'Are you attracted to boys or girls?' I said I don’t know. Now I consider myself bisexual, and I think balancing my male and female energies has been a big part of me growing as an actor."
Shawkat is excited to take on the world as an out queer artist. "I used to be less outspoken," she explained. "But as a woman, an Arab-American, and a member of the LGBTQ community, I have to use whatever voice I have. There’s no more delicacy in being quiet."
In an interview with The Sun, Harry Styles was asked for his take on Miley Cyrus' openness on her pansexuality. “Being in a creative field, it’s important to be progressive. People doing stuff like that is great. It’s weird for me—everyone should just be who they want to be. It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”
When asked if he'd ever labelled his own sexuality, the former One Direction star responded “No, I’ve never felt the need to really... I don’t feel like it’s something I’ve ever felt like I have to explain about myself.”
When asked about LGBT rights on a French talk show in April, Styles said queer issues are "fundamental" and not political.
It's incredible to see these stars opening up about their sexuality to the world and we can't see where their honesty takes them! Congrats, y'all!