Congrats to Zachary Quinto, who just came out! Woot! The actor, probably best known for his role as Spock in the Star Trek reboot made the announcement a short time ago.
From the Huffington Post on why he decided to come out… *taken from his blog*
“When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself — I felt deeply troubled,” Quinto writes. “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.”
Quinto, who also made an “It Gets Better” video (see below), says Rodemeyer’s death made him decide to speak up in public.
“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.”
He continues, “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.”