For the ‘Flash’’s Keiynan Lonsdale, Friday night marked a chance to make a deeply personal announcement – an opportunity to finally share his bisexuality with the world. Known for his onscreen heroics as Kid Flash, the actor poured that same courage into a moving Instagram post. In an effort to continue the journey of embracing himself for who he is, Lonsdale decided that it was time for others to understand him as well.

Keiynan Lonsdale’s powerful post

Now 25, the Australian transplant accepted his bisexuality several years ago -- a move that the actor credits with saving his life. Lonsdale was tired of feeling like he was “less valuable” because he was different, and now he is ready to bid farewell to any lingering vestiges of insecurity, fear, and shame.

He came out as bisexual with the following message.

“I like girls, & I like guys (yes),” he revealed before delving a little into his backstory and plans for the future. “I gotta take the next step & actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting. Not faking sh-t anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender.”

Everyone deserves to be able to live life as themselves. The more the entertainer saw friends and icons embracing their “best/truest selves,” the more he was galvanized to do it himself. For all the viewers who have already come to love Lonsdale as Wally West, there are innumerable fans that will draw the same inspiration from his message.

Born in Sydney, Lonsdale appeared in “Dance Academy” and the “Divergent” series before donning the Kid Flash suit for The CW.

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With Tracy Brand just one power source away from placing the final touches on her Speed Force Bazooka, Barry will need to team up with the time-hopping Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) to pull off a heist in “Infantino Street.” Nothing is ever easy when it comes to that particular hero/rogue partnership, and any personal strife they might have will be compounded by the fact that King Shark stands between them and their goal.

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