We believe it was July 2010 when Zachary Quinto was spotted wandering around with "friend" Jesse Tyler Ferguson that our suspicions about his homosexuality were basically solidified. Then, of course, he was doing 'Angels in America' in that off-Broadway revival, and that was pretty gay too. But now, he finally decides to come out, real subtle-like, in an interview with New York Magazine. He actually says the words, "as a gay man" in the midst of talking about doing the play. And we quote: "Doing that play made me realize how fortunate I am to have been born when I was born. And to not have to witness the decimation of an entire generation of amazingly talented and otherwise vital men. And at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like I — there's still so much work to be done. There's still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed. The undercurrent of that fear and that, you know, insidiousness still is swarming." Furthermore, Zachary took to his own website today to explain why he decided to come out now, and it's quite emotional.
He writes, "when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled. 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. i also made an it gets better video last year – in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. but 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 ... 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."