Spock is Gay
Breaking news: There's a gay man in Hollywood.
Breaking news: There’s a gay man in Hollywood.
Reuters (“Spock actor Zachary Quinto comes out as a gay man“):
Actor Zachary Quinto, known for portraying Spock in the 2009 blockbuster film ”Star Trek,” has publicly come out as a gay man.
In an interview with New York Magazine published on Sunday, Quinto recalled a stage play he performed in last year, “Angels in America,” which was set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic and the toll it took on him personally.
“(A)s a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed,” he told the magazine.
Quinto, who rose to fame playing the evil killer Sylar on the television series “Heroes,” also mused to the magazine about gay marriage and young gay teens who have committed suicide after being bullied.
“And again, as a gay man, I look at that and say there’s a hopelessness that surrounds, but as a human being I look at it and say ‘Why? Where’s this disparity coming from…?” he said.
As I straight man, I don’t really give a crap. It would have been a big deal if George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek,” had come out of the closet when the show was on the air in the late 1960s–or even when the movie franchise kicked off in 1979. At this point, though, this is only slightly bigger news than if Quinto had announced that he likes cheese.