Sunday, October 16, 2011

Actor Zachary Quinto Comes Out as Gay

Actor Zachary Quinto comes out on Oscar Wilde's birthday (and I'm not sure he knew the synchronicity of his decision to make his coming-out statement today, on Wilde's birthday).  Here's why he says he decided to come out now:   

our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.  gay kids need to stop killing themselves because they are made to feel worthless by cruel and relentless bullying.  parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance.  we are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world.  we are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.  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. 

Quinto says he was moved to make this statement by the tragic suicide of gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer last month.  Jamey's life changed Quinto's life . . . .

Quinto also made a coming-out statement in an interview published today in New York Magazine.

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