Ladies and gentlemen, it is our duty to inform you that Spock is a fruit, and not a Vulcan.

Zachary Quinto has put to rest all of the internet speculation about his sexual orientation in an interview with New York Magazine, where he is very candid about his gayness — and I say that in the most loving way possible. It’s great that he’s comfortable talking about his sexual orientation publicly, and hopefully with time, people won’t feel like they have to actively hide this aspect of themselves. And hopefully with time, speculation about the dude or chick preferences of celebs — and of people in general — will die out as well.

Here is what he had to say:

“Doing [Angels in America] made me realize how lucky I was to be born when I was born and to not have to witness the decimation of an entire generation of amazingly talented and otherwise vital men … [It was] the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor and the most rewarding … And 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 things that need to be looked at and addressed … I look at [suicides following bullying] and say there’s a hopelessness that surrounds it, but as a human being I look at it and say ‘Why? Where’s this disparity coming from, and why can’t we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that?’ We’re terrified of facing ourselves.”

I particularly like this statement of his, which I’ve taken completely out of context:

“The bottom line is we’re all fucked, and we’re all in this together.”

Check out the full interview here.

Source: The Mary Sue

Category: Nerd Culture