ZACHARY QUINTO Amazed By Fan Support After "Coming Out"!

By on 17 October, 2011


Photo by Chiun-Kai Shih/Contour by Getty Images

 

Actor Zachary Quinto has thanked his fans for their “outpouring of support and resonance” after he came out as a homosexual in a recent magazine interview, and says that a “death” only made him wish he did this sooner!

 

The ‘STAR TREK‘ star spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time in an interview with New York magazine, confirming longrunning rumour by referring to himself as “a gay man”.

In a subsequent post on his website, he spoke of the thoughts behind his decision to talk about his sexuality, revealing he made the announcement after feeling “indescribable despair” by the tragic suicide of bullied gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer last month (September, 2011).
 

The post read:

“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.

“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.”

 

Since coming out, Quinto has been inundated with messages from fans and he is overwhelmed by their moving comments.
 

In a post on his Twitter page, he wrote:

“I have spent the day in awe of this outpouring of support and resonance. We. Are. In. This. Together. Never forget! I am deeply moved.”

 

Well done, Zachary!

 


 

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