Brandon Flynn has never directly addressed or discussed his sexuality in the past. Even when rumors surfaced that he was romantically involved with his 13 Reasons Why co-star Miles Heizer, the 23-year-old actor remained mum. In an Instagram post, Flynn talks about the LGBTQ+ community so passionately that it has people wondering if it’s a coming out declaration.
The post was in response to something that happened in Sydney this past weekend. A skywriter took the time to spell out “VOTE NO” in the sky, urging Australians to deny same-sex couples the right to marry in an upcoming vote. Flynn denounced the close-minded individual’s actions. Though he never fully came out as gay or straight, Brandon referred to himself as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Read his emotional post in full below and weigh in if you think he was coming out or simply being a supportive ally.
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