Zachary Quinto, the dark and handsome thesp best known for his roles as Spock in J.J.Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot and Sylar on NBC's "Heroes," has made a bold move—and admitted that he's gay.
In the past, Quinto has been notoriously tight-lipped about his sexuality, and even refused to answer a point blank question from a New York Times reporter back in 2010. What a difference a year makes.
In a recent interview, the star explained that it was his latest role in an Off Broadway production of "Angels in America" (which features a gay couple as two of the leads) that inspired him to come out, New York magazine reports.
"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," he stated—adding that he feels "helpless" that peer pressure has caused some young gay men to commit suicide. "Why can't we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that?" he said. "We're terrified of facing ourselves."
It seems this is a case of art truly inspiring the artist. He has faced himself and now it's our turn to get behind him and help support his cause—which we most definitely plan to do. Stay tuned.