Zachary Quinto comes out of the closet the classiest way possible

Zachary Quinto

No hustle. No bustle. Actor Zachary Quinto recently announced he is gay the most discrete way possible.

Rather than creating a hype around his sexuality, Quinto casually brought it during an interview with New York magazine’s Benjamin Wallance.

Speaking about gay issues such teenage suicide rates or how gay marriage was legalized in New York, Quinto said:

“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 has played the role of a gay man before including on Tori Spelling’s TV show ‘So NoTORIous’ and on the new FX show “American Horror Story.”

Following his decision to announce he’s gay, Quinto also wrote a blog post about it on his personal website.

“when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled. 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. 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. we are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. we are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government. i believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. jamey rodemeyer’s life changed mine. and 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.”

And just like that, Quinto became the classiest actor in Hollywood.

(via Jezebel)


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