What a wonderful message! Star of Love, Simon, Keiynan Lonsdale was in attendance at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards earlier tonight where he and co-star Nick Robinson received the Best Kiss Award!
The category winners were announced by the cast members of another favorite project, 13 Reasons Why, during the huge event.
Robinson, unfortunately, could not be there to receive the award alongside his fellow actor but Lonsdale was and after climbing on stage to accept the honorable award he made sure to deliver a really inspirational and powerful speech, that touched and reassured many.
‘First of all, I know Nick really wishes he could be here because I know he would be so grateful for this moment. I just want to say to every child that you can live your dreams and wear dresses,’ the actor who is also known for his role in the Flash TV series started.
As fans know already, Lonsdale has come out as bisexual and Love, Simon actually inspired him to be himself publicly.
There is no doubt that the two men’s award for Best Kiss is an incredible achievement as far as equal representation for the LGBTQ community in Hollywood is concerned.
‘Be sure to watch the MTV awards tonight cause Nick and I got nominated for Best Kiss 🙈❤,’ Lonsdale also tweeted just minutes before the awards show started.
— Keiynan Lonsdale 🌈 (@KeiynanLonsdale) June 18, 2018
‘You can live your dreams and can kiss the one who you love, no matter the gender they are. You can live your dreams, and believe in magic. You can be yourself. Thank you so much,’ he concluded his speech.
Congratulations on the historical win, guys!