The Star Trek star, Zachary Quinto, has finally explained his reasons for coming out about his sexuality in 2011. He had starred in several TV and movie releases, including Star Trek, Heroes, American Horror Story, and more recently, Netflix’s adaptation of The Boys in the Band.
He had explained on Thursday’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” that how he had seen coming out about his sexuality was more an obligation towards the younger community that had been gay then, who were on a ride of frequent suicides. He had seen coming out with his sexuality will help curb the rising deaths of other gays who were currently experiencing bully at the time. He also stated how he had counted it being a hypocrite if he continued enjoying his benefits without the world knowing of him being gay.
In his words, he had said, “That was at a time when a lot of young gay kids were killing themselves around the country because of bullying.
“There was a huge spate of teen suicides that were happening. I just felt like I had an obligation at this point.
“Having enjoyed a certain level of success, I felt like the hypocrisy was too much to bear for me to be enjoying this life that I had created for myself and not acknowledging my identity as a gay man. I felt like it was actively harming a group of young people who the choice to come out could benefit.”
Zachary had made these comments while revealing that the whole Star Trek casts were interested in having a fourth movie.