Zachary Quinto, best known for playing 'Spock' in J.J. Abrams' reboot of Star Trek, is out and proud.
Zachary Quinto is used to dissolving into different characters as an actor, but his most recent role seems to have encouraged him to get in touch with himself.
The actor opened up about his sexual orientation for the first time in a new interview with New York Magazine, confirming he is "a gay man" while discussing his role as a gay character in the off-Broadway production of "Angels in America."
Calling the play a "challenging" and "rewarding" experience, Quinto also spoke openly about his own life and how the issues in the play affected him.
"As a gay man, it made me feel like there's still so much work to be done, and there's still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed," he said.
The actor, most well known for playing Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, has played a number of gay characters in the past but has always declined to comment on his sexual orientation.
As recently as last year he refused to confirm rampant fan speculation in an interview with the New York Times when asked if he was gay.
Though Quinto has been mum about himself for years, he has spoken out against bullying, even making a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign to give support to gay and lesbian teens who have been taunted by their peers.
Touching on the issue of bullying in the interview with "New York" Quinto again refers to himself as "a gay man" and expressed "hopelessness" that peer pressure has caused some gay students to commit suicide.
"Why can't we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that?" he said of how homosexuality is treated with different levels of acceptance. "We're terrified of facing ourselves."
That's great he has done this, but all I can think is 'he looks like a guinea pig'! Seriously, every time I hear/read his name, it's the first thought that comes to mind.
Anyway, yay Zachary!
But what kind of ice cream do you like, bitch?
FUCK YOU AND GIVE ME MY GODDAMN VENTI TWO PUMP LIGHT WHIP MOCHA YOU COCKSUCKING WHORE BEFORE I PUNCH YOU IN THE MOUTH. I just get unpleasant in my car. - Deej
Welcome to the Gayborhood!
I've always liked him and his sexual orientation has always been so obvious. So glad and proud of him for having the courage to be himself, especially in Hollywood.
aw i like him. and yeah, guinea pig.
I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld
Great interview and he seems like such an intelligent man. Even though it kind of pisses me off when people say he was in a "glass closet', it's not easy to gather the courage to come out and to the entire world no less.
But anyways, very happy for him.
Very happy for him, comes across very smart and a lovely person!...love Zach! xx
good for him, i like how he is so casual about it, like it should be, not like the biggest news in the world if someone admits they like the diggity dicks
we don't have to make love to have an orgasm
Good for you Zachery. The world is a much happier place once you figure out whether you're the pin or the cushion.
"I'm sorry, but I don't date ugly people."
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