A Divergent Series Star Comes Out as Bisexual in Emotional Note
A mom’s greatest wish is for her child to live their truest life, so we’re sure Keiynan Lonsdale‘s decision to come out as bisexual the day before Mother’s Day was quite an incredible gift for his mama. Just a couple hours after the Insurgent star tweeted, “3 hour chats with mum makes everything okay,” he posted a picture on Instagram along with an incredibly open, vulnerable caption.
The 25-year-old actor wrote, “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 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. Ya know more & 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 & 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.”
Soooo freakin’ true! It’s pretty obvious that Keiynan was a bit nervous to open up about his sexuality, but as soon as he realized how supportive fans were being after hearing the news, he broke down in happy tears.
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
“To thine own self be true” -William Shakespeare
These actors are straight, but are huge allies of the LGBTQ+ community:
Josh is a huge advocate for LGBT rights, participating in organizations like Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and The Trevor Project; he even started an org called Straight But Not Narrow! The program actually works as a kind of "training program," teaching young adults to be better allies to their queer peers. Iconic!
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