“There goes another one… “, most women are probably saying. All the hot guys in Hollywood turn out to be gay. LOL!
Well, Zachary Quinto, known for his role on the hit TV show Heroes and as Spock on Star Trek has come out. He admitted that he is gay on an interview with New York Magazine.
Working on a broadway play revival, Angels in America which is a play about AIDS and the recent teen suicides due to gay bullying, he created an “It Gets Better” video. Somehow, when he heard about bullied teen Jamey Rodemeyer‘s suicide, he somehow felt that we still have a lot to do so he felt it was time to come out.
Here are excerpts from the interview:
“It’s like, you have the legalization of gay marriage in the state of New York and three months later you have Jamey Rodemeyerkilling himself, yet another gay teenager bullied into taking his own life.
“And, you know, again, as a gay man, I look at that and say there’s a hopelessness that surrounds it,” he continued. “But as a human being, I look at it and say, “Why? Where is this disparity coming from and why can’t we as a culture, as a society, dig deeper to examine it?”
“When i found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself—I felt deeply troubled,” Quinto wrote. “But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life—I felt indescribable despair.”
“I also made an it gets better video last year—in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. But 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.” – via E! Online
Here’s the It Gets Better Video he created.