“At the end of the day, everyone’s a tree.”
Keiynan Lonsdale has revealed their preferred pronoun is “tree” rather than “he”.
The Australian performer – who is best known for their starring roles in The Flash and Love, Simon – discussed pronouns with fans during a live Q&A on their Instagram account.
Keiynan clarified: “Okay, this might sound stupid, but I don’t care. I don’t think this is offensive, but I don’t want to go by “he” anymore. I just want to go by “tree”.
“I want people to call me “tree” because we all come from trees, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a he or a she or they or them.
“At the end of the day, everyone’s a tree. I want to call my friends tree, and me tree, and everyone tree. So, I think like when people ask me what my preferred pronoun is, I’m going to say tree. I’m not high by the way, this is just me.”
When questioned on their sexuality, Keiynan added: “I’m still surprised I get this question. I came out last year as not straight.
“Now it just depends on the day, sometimes I’m bisexual, sometimes I’m gay, sometimes I feel straight, sometimes I’m not anything. It doesn’t matter. Either way, through all that, I’m Keiynan. So if your question is, “Am I Keiynan?” yes, I am Keiynan.”
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When we spoke to Keiynan last month, the star said it’s time for a queer superhero on the big screen.
“When you have Superman and Batman and all these people that kids look up to and think, ‘Wow, you’re perfect and amazing and a superhero,’ we need to see that very very clearly for a queer character on the big screen.
Then LGBTQ can know that yeah, you as well, just as these other people, are also larger than life. You can be magical, you can be a superhero.”