Another Actor Out of the Closet

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Plus, two celeb weddings, and J. Lo and Bradley Cooper heating up! It’s the Schmig for Monday, October 17th, 2011!

Zachary Quinto, Spock in the new “Star Trek” & one of the stars of “Heroes”, has revealed that he’s gay. He made the comments in “New York” magazine. When talking about playing a gay man in the Broadway version of “Angels in America”, he said:

[It was] the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor, and the most rewarding.

At the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many thing that need to be looked at and addressed.

What motivated Zachary to discuss his sexuality now? Gay marriage becoming legal in New York, followed by the suicide of a gay teen in the state, named Jamey Rodemeyer. He said:

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 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.

NEXT in the Schmig: J. Lo and Bradley Cooper heating up!

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