We all knew it but finally actor Zachary Quinto has come out after the tragic suicide of American teenager Jamey Rodemeyer who only months before had made a video for the ‘it gets better’ project. Zachary who is famous for playing the roles of Syler in Heroes and Spook in Star Trek announced this via his own website blog.
Below is a snippet from the Herald Sun:
Following Quinto’s post, an ABC News anchor in the US reporting on Quinto used the opportunity to come out of the closet as well.
Reporting the story for World News Now, anchor Dan Kloeffler joked that he would reverse his personal policy against dating actors to go out with Quinto.
“I’ve never shared that I’m gay on-air, even though I’ve been out to my family, friends and co-workers for years,” Kloeffler wrote later Monday in a post on the ABC News blog. “But for the same reason that Zach decided to come out, I too no longer wanted to hide this part of my life.
“As a gay man I don’t want to stand silent if I can offer some inspiration or encouragement to kids that might be struggling with who they are,” he said.
I know it must be hard for those in the limelight to make the call and come out but I feel in order to help change young peoples opinions of the LGBT world it needs people like Zachary to step forward and show not only his support to other but to use his position to help promote and instil a better understanding of the community so less teenagers and adults alike come to the saddening conclusion that Jamey and many other young LGBT people have done.