Zachary Quinto Comes Out of the Closet

By thelostboy | The Lost Boys October 16, 2011 at 2:21AM

"Star Trek 2" will feature the first openly gay Spock, as Zachary Quinto has officially declare his homosexuality in a small step forward for the ridiculously closeted world of male actors in America. Honestly, I suspect will this do more good than bad to Quinto's career as he's not really a huge star and has more to gain than lose (look at what happened Neil Patrick Harris). But hopefully when his career doesn't implode it inspires a few more folks to join him. How many out male American actors are there? Cheyenne Jackson, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane and now Quinto (I'm not counting the Brits.. they do a far better job). Considering acting is - admit it - a kind of gay thing to do, the fact that something like .01% of established male actors in America are openly gay suggests there's loads more where Quinto came from. But seriously, good for him. Even if he was kidding only a few at this point...
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"Star Trek 2" will feature the first openly gay Spock, as Zachary Quinto has officially declare his homosexuality in a small step forward for the ridiculously closeted world of male actors in America. Honestly, I suspect will this do more good than bad to Quinto's career as he's not really a huge star and has more to gain than lose (look at what happened Neil Patrick Harris). But hopefully when his career doesn't implode it inspires a few more folks to join him. How many out male American actors are there? Cheyenne Jackson, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane and now Quinto (I'm not counting the Brits.. they do a far better job). Considering acting is - admit it - a kind of gay thing to do, the fact that something like .01% of established male actors in America are openly gay suggests there's loads more where Quinto came from. But seriously, good for him. Even if he was kidding only a few at this point...

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