Actor Zachary Quinto: Gay rights issues more important discussion than who he sleeps with

”[I’ve] come to realize through experience that ultimately I really do have a lot of power in terms of the way I relate to the public or to people outside of my intimate circle of friends and family. Boundaries are very important to me…. The fact that these things are such hot-button issues right now, socially and politically, I would much rather talk about that than talk about who I sleep with…. I would love to be a voice in this maelstrom of chaos and obsessive celebrity infatuation that says, ‘Let’s talk about something that matters.”’

Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in the recent reboot of the “Star Trek” films, and also Syler from the TV show “Heroes.” Here Quinto responds to the New York Times regarding the online rumormill which often wonders if he might be gay. Quinto recently put out a video in support of gay kids who are bullied, and it’s also reported that he “speaks passionately” about gay marriage and ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Quinto will be playing Louis Ironson in an off-Broadway production of “Angels in America.” (New York Times)

JD Uy has been a Metro Weekly webmaster, distribution manager, blogger and videographer since 2002.

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