He’s one of the stars of 13 Reasons Why, one of the year’s biggest TV shows. And now, Brandon Flynn is the latest high profile actor to publicly identify as part of the LGBTI community.
The 23-year-old made the revelation on social media after skywriting appeared in Australia reading ‘vote no‘.
Australians are currently voting in a expensive and divisive postal vote on same-sex marriage. They have until 27 October to post their votes back, with results announced 15 November.
‘Equality takes courage’
Taking to Instagram, Brandon told his 3.4 million followers: ‘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. Fuck 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. #fuckhate.’
Congratulations, Brandon! To celebrate the news, here are 13 images of him living his best life!