Brandon Flynn Comes Out With The Most Incredible Message
Our current crush, Brandon Flynn, who plays bad boy Justin Foley on the hit Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’, just came out in a searing and inspiring post on his personal Instagram account.
In the caption, the actor addressed a message in the sky that appeared earlier in the day over Sydney, Australia. The message ties back to Australia’s current debate regarding gay marriage. Same-sex marriage is currently illegal in Australia, however, the people down under have just been given the opportunity to vote on the hot-button issue via a postal survey; the aforementioned message spelled out a simple, contradictory response: “Vote NO.” The two words inspired the private actor to come forward with his own message, saying he condemns the hate and acknowledges that he identifies with the LGBTQ+ community. Yes!
Writing on Instagram, the actor penned alongside a photo of a pride flag:
“Just saw the “vote no” message in the sky, looming over Sydney. Thank you for raising money and hiring on a plane to write your lack of support amongst the clouds. I hope your hate and lack of understanding fades, just like those words will. Too many of my friends have been kicked out of their homes, kept in the closet, beat up, killed, ridiculed by church and state, institutionalized… and you are scared that if we vote YES, you won’t be able to show your hate for Us. F*&% that. We’ve been scared shitless our whole lives thanks to all the stigmas that surround Us, stigmas that were set in place by the same kind of people who flew that plane over Sydney. We’ve fought, we’ve come out bravely even in our fear, and you wrote a message in the sky because you’re scared. Equality takes courage, it worries me that too many people in this world lack the balls to stand up for what is right.”
Brandon’s coming out is subtle, but powerful, to say the least. It’s not so much that the actor is coming out for himself but is instead revealing his identity in solidarity with the rest of the LGBTQ+ community. His use of “Us” and “we” symbolize his own rallying cry as he joins the fight for equality.