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Julian.
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Oct 17, 2011
Zachary Quinto comes out: I'm 'a gay man'

By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

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Zachary Quinto, who was Dr. Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film and was launched to fame in Heroes, has played a series of gay roles, including on Tori Spelling's TV show So NoTORIous, and on the new FX series American Horror Story, and he has been outspoken about gay-rights issues.

But when asked to comment on speculation about his sexuality as recently as last year, he declined, saying he preferred "not to feed the rumor mill with either substantiation or dismissal."

That has changed, reports New York magazine. In an interview, Quinto, 34, has come out, referring to himself twice "as a gay man."

The first time he was talking about performing in Broadway play Angels in America, "... 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."

And the second was when he was asked about gay marriage and gay bullying. "And again, as a gay man I look at that and say there's a hopelessness that surrounds it, but as a human being I look at it and say 'Why? Where's this disparity coming from, and why can't we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that?' We're terrified of facing ourselves."

Quinto blogged about it on Sunday, saying "living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it - is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality."

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/10/zachary-quinto-comes-out-im-a-gay-man/1

Adal
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Not susprising at all, but good for him :)

Rafito.
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Always knew it. Was just a matter of time before he came out.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 17th, 2011, 03:47 PM
He has always given me the Creeps :unsure: Hated him on Heroes, though indeed is a great villain and has the looks of one :lol: Anyway, good for him :yeah:

Specter
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Wait... that was a secret? :speakles:

Mateo Mathieu
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Wait... that was a secret? :speakles:
LOL! I know, right? :o

LeRoy.
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Believe it or not but Sean Hayes, the guy who played Jack on "Will and Grace" hasn't come out yet.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfchplLqaP1qzht58o1_500.gif

So good on Zach for coming out !! :D :yeah:

pov
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Interesting. Sylar was the reason I stopped watching Heroes. Too twisted for my taste.

antonella
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:52 PM
http://mimg.ugo.com/200710/15354/sulu-takei.jpg

"Oh, my!"

tennis-insomniac
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Good for him !

I was kinda surprised actually :oh:

Fuzzylogic
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Not quite on the same level of "DUH, what took you so long" like Ricky Martin, but almost everyone already knew.

Stamp Paid
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Good for her.

ViceUltramontain
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Good for her.

"How stupid" was the first thing to come to my mind when I read this. Then I looked who posted and I understood.

Betten
Oct 17th, 2011, 06:07 PM
I join the others in expressing my lack of surprise, and happiness for him having the courage do this.

Stamp Paid
Oct 17th, 2011, 06:08 PM
"How stupid" was the first thing to come to my mind when I read this. Then I looked who posted and I understood.
Blah blah blah, sorry the stick is up your arse this evening and you have no sense of humor.

WowWow
Oct 17th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Believe it or not but Sean Hayes, the guy who played Jack on "Will and Grace" hasn't come out yet.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfchplLqaP1qzht58o1_500.gif

So good on Zach for coming out !! :D :yeah:

He hasn't? I thought he's out.



Anyway, good for Zach:hi5:

miffedmax
Oct 17th, 2011, 07:16 PM
I never heard of this guy, but I'm glad he had made a decision he is comfortable with and I hope he has the right to marry if and when he and a partner make THAT decision.

Lena's bangs.

Specter
Oct 17th, 2011, 07:57 PM
I never heard of this guy, but I'm glad he had made a decision he is comfortable with and I hope he has the right to marry if and when he and a partner make THAT decision.

Lena's bangs.

You never heard of Spock?!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfzqntEnPY1qafrh6.gif


Even classic Spock can't believe it.

http://ist1-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/5/7/6/6/57663/E/g/8/n/Eg8n/spockorly.gif

LeRoy.
Oct 17th, 2011, 08:06 PM
He hasn't? I thought he's out.


Anyway, good for Zach:hi5:

My bad, he did come out but only in 2010.

http://www.popeater.com/2010/03/08/sean-hayes-comes-out-in-the-advocate/

miffedmax
Oct 17th, 2011, 08:34 PM
You never heard of Spock?!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfzqntEnPY1qafrh6.gif


Even classic Spock can't believe it.

http://ist1-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/5/7/6/6/57663/E/g/8/n/Eg8n/spockorly.gif

I don't like Star Trek, what can I say :shrug:.

You know what I do like? Lena's bangs.

Monica_Rules
Oct 17th, 2011, 08:42 PM
I had no idea

debopero
Oct 17th, 2011, 08:57 PM
It will be a good day when no one will have to come out publicly at all...nor feel like they "have" to...

ivanban
Oct 17th, 2011, 09:03 PM
I don't like Star Trek, what can I say :shrug:.

You know what I do like? Lena's bangs.

He has bangs, too, if you didn't notice! :rolleyes:

Kitten63
Oct 17th, 2011, 11:59 PM
He has bangs, too, if you didn't notice! :rolleyes:

:lol:

Julian.
Oct 18th, 2011, 12:08 AM
He has bangs, too, if you didn't notice! :rolleyes:

:rolls:

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 18th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Good on you Zachary :yeah:.

I like him. Took some getting used to but I think he's cute.

delicatecutter
Oct 18th, 2011, 02:17 AM
I have no idea who he is, but some of you do so this is a good thing. I read on TMZ an ABC anchor came out while reporting about this story. The more public people who are out, the better.

Moveyourfeet
Oct 18th, 2011, 03:38 AM
It will be a good day when no one will have to come out publicly at all...nor feel like they "have" to...

This.

stevos
Oct 18th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Good on him.
Also I definitely would date him. He's kind of got that "TV ugly/weird" thing going on but in real life he'd probably be pretty sexy.

rada
Oct 18th, 2011, 08:45 AM
Star Trek and Heroes actor Zachary Quinto has come out as gay, saying that the sadness he felt on hearing about the death of New Yorker Jamey Rodemeyer was the catalyst for him to publicly out himself.

The actor yesterday posted on his blog, saying that the recent death of bulyied gay teenager had troubled him greatly.

“In light of Jamey’s death it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality,” he reasoned.

“Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country. Gay kids need to stop killing themselves because they are made to feel worthless by cruel and relentless bullying. Parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance.

“While his death only makes me wish that I had done this sooner, I am eternally grateful to him for being the catalyst for change within me. Now I can only hope to serve as the same catalyst for even one other person in this world. That – I believe – is all that we can ask of ourselves and of each other.”

While chatting about his new movie Margin Call, in which he plays a villain involved in the recent Global Financial Crisis, the handsome 34-year-old also outed himself to New York Magazine, saying that he recently loved taking to the stage for award-winning AIDS-in-the-1980’s play Angels in America, finding the production’s subject matter “enormously rewarding and terrifying.”

Doing that play made me realize how fortunate I am to have been born when I was born,” he reflected. “And to not have to witness the decimation of an entire generation of amazingly talented and otherwise vital men. And at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like I… there’s still so much work to be done.

“There’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed. The undercurrent of that fear and that, you know, insidiousness still is swarming. It’s still all around us. To revisit that world at all, it took a toll on me. It definitely was an incredible experience but it was really daunting at times.”

Quinto, who portrayed Spock in the latest Star Trek movie and is set to do it again next year, had never previously spoken publicly about his sexuality but had supported LGBTI charities and had even filmed his own It Gets Better video, shown below…

rada
Oct 18th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Blah blah blah, sorry the stick is up your arse this evening and you have no sense of humor.

Sorry but i have to agree calling a gay guy her isn't cool, I hate it when ppl use that's so gay or poof or call gays her it really needs to stop.

Brett.
Oct 18th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Believe it or not but Sean Hayes, the guy who played Jack on "Will and Grace" hasn't come out yet.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfchplLqaP1qzht58o1_500.gif

So good on Zach for coming out !! :D :yeah:

LOL, Jack is straight in real life. he's an actor so he had to act like a gay man on Will & Grace.

Talula
Oct 18th, 2011, 09:25 AM
It will be a good day when no one will have to come out publicly at all...nor feel like they "have" to...

This.

Talula
Oct 18th, 2011, 09:30 AM
You never heard of Spock?!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfzqntEnPY1qafrh6.gif


Even classic Spock can't believe it.

http://ist1-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/5/7/6/6/57663/E/g/8/n/Eg8n/spockorly.gif

:lol: I have heard of Spock, but had no idea who the actor was and had never seen him either as I don't like Science Fiction! Can't stand it!

I am the only person I know who has never seen a Star Wars film and ET, in fact the only SF film I have watched is one with Harrison Ford where people were robots and had to switch channels less than half way through! I just don't like any films set in the future!

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 18th, 2011, 09:32 AM
Good on him.
Also I definitely would date him. He's kind of got that "TV ugly/weird" thing going on but in real life he'd probably be pretty sexy.

That's what I thought when I first saw him. I thought only Chris Pine was hot in the Star Trek remake and thought Zach was kinda ugly, but then he grew on me and now I think he's attractive.

VeeJJ
Oct 19th, 2011, 12:33 AM
That's what I thought when I first saw him. I thought only Chris Pine was hot in the Star Trek remake and thought Zach was kinda ugly, but then he grew on me and now I think he's attractive.

This.

I think it's because now that we know and realize that would could realistically have a shot we like him :lol: if he were straight we' think he was ugly cause we'd never have a shot.

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 19th, 2011, 12:35 AM
This.

I think it's because now that we know and realize that would could realistically have a shot we like him :lol: if he were straight we' think he was ugly cause we'd never have a shot.
Nah I mean I thought he was attractive since before he came out.

delicatecutter
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:19 AM
This.

I think it's because now that we know and realize that would could realistically have a shot we like him :lol: if he were straight we' think he was ugly cause we'd never have a shot.

You really think you have a shot with him?

And gay or straight, ugly is ugly.

Expat
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:24 AM
LOL, Jack is straight in real life. he's an actor so he had to act like a gay man on Will & Grace.

Sean Hayes is gay and has come semi-out already.

delicatecutter
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Sean Hayes is gay and has come semi-out already.

He must have him confused with Will.

I'm surprised they don't give an Emmy to the fat guy on Modern Family. I have never seen a straight guy play a gay so convincingly.

ampers&
Oct 19th, 2011, 02:35 AM
Quinto blogged about it on Sunday, saying "living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it - is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality."
Eh, don't agree with this at all, but welcome to the club honey. :)

Hurley
Oct 19th, 2011, 03:08 AM
I'm surprised they don't give an Emmy to the fat guy on Modern Family. I have never seen a straight guy play a gay so convincingly.

http://media.nj.com/entertainment_impact_tv/photo/emmy-winners-complete-list-eric-stonestreetjpg-c2ad47170282c9e6_large.jpg

First one from the show to win.

delicatecutter
Oct 19th, 2011, 03:12 AM
YAY. I only started watching it this year.

VeeJJ
Oct 19th, 2011, 04:51 AM
You really think you have a shot with him?

And gay or straight, ugly is ugly.

You're taking it too literal. I mean any gay man has more of a shot at him now since he is gay himself.