Zachary Quinto confirms his homosexuality to NY Mag


Zachary Quinto is gay. That’s basically all I have to say, really. It’s not particularly shocking – it’s been widely known amongst people who pay even a passing interesting in gossip about Quinto. But, he’s never confirmed or denied anything about his sexuality until this interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture column. Quinto was discussing his eight-months-long job on the Broadway play Angels in America (but the interview is promotion for Margin Call).

Vulture: You lived here when you did the play Angels in America, right?
Quinto: I was here for a year. We did Margin Call, I wrapped Margin Call, I started rehearsals for Angels in America two days later. It was incredible. It was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor. And the most rewarding, hands-down. I had not been on stage in six years and so for me to do my first play in New York and to have it be this epic masterwork that, you know, went right to the heart of so many matters that were and still are circulating both in society and in my life personally, it was an enormously rewarding and terrifying journey for sure.

Vulture: What was terrifying?
Quinto: Just the sheer scale of the play to begin with. And then I just think revisiting that work and revisiting the themes of that work at a time when the political and social climate of the country is shifting so dramatically and so irreversibly, to really come up against the echoes of that hatred and that bigotry and that fear that still exists in our culture, just in a different context now — you know, I feel it was just a really interesting exploration for me.

Doing that play made me realize how fortunate I am to have been born when I was born. And to not have to witness the decimation of an entire generation of amazingly talented and otherwise vital men. And at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like I — there’s still so much work to be done. There’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed. The undercurrent of that fear and that, you know, insidiousness still is swarming. It’s still all around us. To revisit that world at all, it took a toll on me. It definitely was an incredible experience but it was really daunting at times.

[From New York Magazine]

I think that’s one of the better ways for an actor to announce to the world that he or she is gay. Just drop it in an interview like it’s nothing. I should note one minor little thing – it’s interesting that Quinto gave the confirmation to New York Magazine, because last year that was the same media outlet that tried unsuccessfully to interview him, and Quinto whipped out his bitch over a question about ice cream. Maybe this was his way of making friends with a media outlet that he mistreated.

As far as his sexuality – I’m glad that he’s out of the closet now, and something tells me that ladies are still going to adore him. When we were doing HGFs, he always got a lot of requests from you Trekkie bitches.




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  1. becky says:

    that is the perfect way to do this!

  2. Launicaangelina says:

    I never got the whole “Don’t come out of the closet because you won’t appeal to the opposite sex!” thing. If a guy is hot, I don’t care if they’re gay or straight. Hot and sexy is hot and sexy.

  3. Shay says:

    Good for him! In this day and age there’s no sense hiding in the closet.
    It’s great for gay teens who are scared to come out to see a high profile person come out and say “this is who I am, deal with it” and see people accept him for it.

  4. Marianne says:

    I think there should be a hot gay guy edition of HGF!

  5. bettyrose says:

    I could take or leave this guy, and it makes no diff to me who a guy I’m never gonna have anyway is into. But I do miss HGF.

  6. Danziger says:

    Sorry, Zachary, I ain’t lusting over you anymore. You are handsome and all, but every time I now think of you, I can only imagine how I wouldn’t even have a tiniest chance (YES I know I wouldn’t have one anyway but a woman can dream all right?). Good bye, boyfriend. D:

  7. carrie says:

    i thought he yet did his coming out or it wasn’t a secret

  8. sauvage says:

    Good for him! It still takes a lot of courage to come out, and the more people come out of the closet, the more ‘normal’ and accepted it will become in the long run.

  9. mln76 says:

    Awesome my respect for him just went up tenfold. I hope his film career continues to thrive.

  10. cherryberry says:

    Just because he’s gay doesn’t mean he stops being yummy!

  11. Dani says:

    Zachary Quinto, gay?! Well, color me shocked.

  12. birdie says:

    Yes, this is really the way to handle this! It would be just ridiculous to announce this on a magazine cover or through a rep! Very classy and honestly, shouldn´t be a big deal to anyone!

  13. AZ says:

    He’s still hot!

  14. newtsgal says:

    Once again….what someones likes or dislikes in the bedroom have no bering on their work….Period!

  15. AcornPaste says:

    He’s still hot.

    Oh and Jeremy Irons too. Mmm.

  16. Meow Mix says:


  17. Devon says:

    Go Quinto for announcing it like it ain’t no thang! It isn’t. It doesn’t matter what someone’s sexual orientation is. He’s a good actor, a hot piece and Spock dammit! Yay Zachary!!

  18. islandgirl says:

    Always like him. He is very yummy just like my Silver Fox (AC).

  19. Turtle Dove says:

    Bravo, ZQ.

    Now all we need to do is convince Hollywood that GBTLQ can play ANY role and not just the funny, gay friend. They are actors you know and the audience is more sophisticated than they realize.

  20. Casey says:

    Why did you stop HGF anyway?

  21. Cheyenne says:

    Well good for him but why is his sexuality anyone’s business but his?

  22. Oi says:

    He was never in the closet. He just never said anything. He never had a beard, he’s actually been seen around with a bunch of different guys. I hate that people think gays are required to announce their sexuality. Its their business.

  23. Samigirl says:

    “Straight guys just don’t have eyebrows like that.”

    Direct quote from my bgf (best gay friend).

  24. Dorothy#1 says:

    Still love him!

  25. The Original Mia says:

    I thought it was pretty widely known he was gay and dating that dude from Glee. If he was in the closet, it was glass.

  26. EP says:

    i was wondering if he was approaching a coming out – he is set to play a gay character on american horror story – which is my new favorite show which i figured would be a subject of media speculation.

  27. Kiki says:

    No surprise here. Live and let live.

  28. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Oh Spock, how I love you! Quinto gave off so much heat with Uhura, I’d watch him in anything.

  29. mia girl says:

    I know it was a lot of work for you, CB & BH, but also I know many of us really miss HGF. Please bring it back in some form! I’m not a Trekkie bitch but I’d be perfectly fine with Zac Quinto starting things off.

    Bring back HGF! Bring back HGF!

  30. Kaiser says:

    We haven’t been doing HGF because it was getting exhausting, and because all of us (including you commenters) seemed to be getting burnt out. I think we’ll probably bring it back in some form, like a once-a-month thing. Soon. Maybe.

  31. VintageBum says:

    Finally :) lol

  32. Euphorima says:

    Great!!! More Gay men out there….and less straight men for women to choose from and hook up with. Straight men are now becoming an endangered species….so ladies, if you have one hold on (or think you do) to him tight (just a word of caution).

    Really courageous of him to announce though.

  33. vicky says:

    I thought he always was out.

  34. mia girl says:

    Thanks for the reply.
    Monthly, seasonally or even themed would be great.
    I am sure you could enlist a few of us to help out. :)

  35. werty says:

    Turtle Dove:
    October 16th, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Bravo, ZQ.

    Now all we need to do is convince Hollywood that GBTLQ can play ANY role and not just the funny, gay friend.
    I noticed they (gbtl community) added a q,
    what does it stand for? Or has it always been there and i just havent noticed it?

  36. ShanKat says:

    ALL RIGHT, ZACHARY QUINTO! Quit rubbing it in!

    I’m still upset about the RDJ thing. I am REALLY upset.

  37. Chris says:

    It will be nice when finding out someone is gay doesn’t make any news. I don’t see any discussion on whether he’s left handed or not, and that’s about as important to me as whether he’s gay.

  38. ShanKat says:

    Anything ZQ ever does will be tempered in awesomeness by his turn as Tori Spelling’s gay first husband [maleggedly!] on “So NoTORIous.” So he has nowhere to go but awesome.

  39. pats says:


    the Q in LGBTQ stands for “questioning”, so people who are openly not sure about their sexuality ;)

    and this is no big secret, those brows tell all

  40. Callumna says:

    I liked Tori Spelling’s show. Only good and funny thing she’s ever done.

    Don’t know this guy, for the sake of gossip I’d rather finally know about Mr. Spacey.

  41. Kloops says:

    I, agree, he was never in the closet he just chose to keep his private life private and now, for reasons his own, he’s sharing a bit more. Good for him. It’s still a brave thing to publicly admit, even in 2011. Not a trekkie but liked him in Star Trek.

  42. the original bellaluna says:

    I still think he’s adorable, and I hope he is content. I think he handled his “coming out” (I HATE that term) very well.

    Kaiser – Once a month works! Just leave a permalink to it, pretty please?

  43. Turtle Dove says:

    @ werty (and for anyone who is unfamiliar):

    G – Gay
    B – Bi-sexual
    T – Transgender
    L – Lesbian
    Q – Questioning


  44. podzol says:

    @41+45: Oh God I’m such a doof , I thought it was some sort of play on word for the news and that Q stood for Quinto.

    And SQUEE for the (maybe) once-a-month return of HGF!!!

  45. Victoria says:

    I really am not shocked as we’ve called him out on Dlisted forever ago. The way he handled is classy.

    But he needs to shut the hell up about what’s going with the country. This D-lister put it better than I.

    “His head is full of shit.

    America has been in a free fall since the Truman years and it can now only be considered a third world country. We are looking at the highest level of unemployment since the Depression and social mobility has grown to a halt. On the other hand, corporate profits have never been higher and income inequality in America is the highest of all developed nations.

    India and China are now more equal societies than America. Americans are wage slaves.

    Hollywood is full of supposed left-leaners, but in reality none of these pampered cunts could ever understand what ordinary people have to put up with. The ruling class is strangling the great majority of Americans. What we are witnessing is an oppressed people rising up against their captors.

    Somewhere along the mid 20th century, America was stolen by big corporations. When you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your rent because you have Star Trek action figure sales to rely on, then you may not notice that most people are struggling.

    This pseudo-intellectual navel gazing is a luxury that only stupid and or privileged people can afford.

    I think that well see another depression in the next 15 years, I wouldn’t be surprised if civil war followed.”

  46. Jayna says:

    In this day and age it shocks me gay teens are still being bullied and harrassed at school. Yet you see it time and time again. It starts at home, parents teaching their children tolerance and open-mindedness. My daughter has been raised that way.

  47. Jayna says:

    He hasn’t lived in the closet. No pretending to date women. He has actively supported gay causes and played gay roles. But he never lied. He just never actively talked about his sexuality because I’m sure he felt it would overshadow getting roles.

  48. laurie says:

    Saw him in Angels and he was awesome. What a role and what an incredible undertaking. But it was pretty obvious that he was gay, even if he is a very good actor. Good for him! He’s still hot, who cares what his sexual preferences are?

  49. normades says:

    knew that he was gay (we all did), and always thought he was hot. Awesome actor, I’d see him in anything.

  50. FingerBinger says:

    All I can say about him coming out is
    “NO DUH,” but I commend him for coming out on his own terms. It’s like Ricky Martin and Queen Latifah, it’s basically an open secret that they must acknowledge on their own time.

  51. Camille says:

    I don’t find this surprising or shocking and I don’t even follow this guy gossip wise.

    Good for him on coming out. He was great in Star Trek.

  52. LeeLoo says:

    Zach Quinto is one of those men – much like Anderson Cooper – that every girl wants to be friends with. Not because you actually have a chance to be with but because you want to do girl things with him that you can’t do with your average straight man.

    I mean come on, everyone knew he was gay and no one cares. Not because they don’t like Zachary Quinto but because anyone with any sense of gaydar knew he was gay. If it was some sort of huge question he would have had a huge spread about “coming out” (I also hate that term). But he just casually dropped it because he knew his sexuality wasn’t a huge secret. I think Kaiser was right, he confirmed it with NY Mag for losing his cool last time.

  53. smh says:

    good for him.

  54. pwal says:

    Sloane Wyatt:
    October 16th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Oh Spock, how I love you! Quinto gave off so much heat with Uhura, I’d watch him in anything.


    I second that!

    Quinto’s Spock does naughty things to me.

  55. Denise says:

    He’s fug, and I don’t care. Thanks for including hotness, the Bettany.

  56. missanne says:

    it really doesnt real matter, does it? He’s a good actor and still nice to look at… ;)

  57. Deliverer Of Deceit says:

    LGBTQ? Seriously? What next, LBGTQOWYBD (only when you’ve been drinking)?
    Anyway, Chaz isn’t doing it for me on Dancing With The Stars. How about Zachary with a male dance partner next season?

  58. Playlist says:

    Finally, a guy that shows how easily it can be done! I would think an actor would rather be honest than have all the gossip about the speculation. They can live a public life with their relationships without the phony PR hookups that everyone sees through. It rarely hurts their careers to admit being gay.

    Being gay doesn’t detract from a guy being attractive, interesting, or talented. Hot gay men are still hot. A talented gay actor is still talented, and he is whatever character he is hired to act as, gay or straight.

  59. khaveman says:

    As you said, it’s been widely known. I always love it when actors just SAY it. It’s honest and it makes the media STFU about it. Good for him. HOT

  60. podzol says:

    Bradley Cooper should take some notes from this and see that it’s perfectly fine to come out in HWood, instead of “hooking up with J-Lo”.

  61. Victoria says:

    I don’t find him hot at all. What is up with fugly dudes like Fassdong and Quinto being worshipped as physically appealing people. I know it’s subjective but some things are just obvious. LOL.

    He is average at best and if he wasn’t in movies (I refused to call him a movie star until I see him a few years down the road) he would not be so hyped. But he does have great red carpet taste. Love the thin suspenders. That picture pretty much says it all.

  62. Mikamoo says:

    Super shocked… and yah he’s super hot.

  63. Nikki Girl says:

    NOOOOOO! He was my #1 celebrity crush! Oh well. That’s nice that he’s officially out now (I had heard rumors before but refused to believe them, holding out hope I could somehow be his girlfriend), and it’s sorta nice the way he “announced” it. I still think he’s hot as hell and would jump in the sack with him in a heartbeat!

  64. Kat says:

    I thought he was already out. Huh.

  65. Chereth Cutestory says:

    He’s lovely. I’m glad for him.

    I just wish he wouldn’t do “Blue Steel” in every photo that’s taken of him.

  66. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Suspected he was gay. Still find him very very attractive. Every since Heroes and Star Trek. Can’t wait to see him in more movies …

  67. Snappyfish says:

    He is adorable

  68. Auds says:

    Like it wasn’t obvious?
    I’m hoping for more Star Trek. Loved him as Spock.

  69. rainstarr says:

    Hmm! He had a sex scene in the TV show Heroes that was off the charts – I even dreamed about him and I’ve never dreamed about a celebrity before! Any chance he is slightly bi?!!

  70. Jilly Bean says:

    god he is still hot

  71. Cerulean says:

    No, bisexual for him. Baby boy is GAY! No lower case for him. I can’t fantasize about gay men. I can love them as people but the gay of it is like a cold shower. It should not affect the roles they get one bit. That’s just silly.

    I’m so glad he’s true to himself and not running around with beards. It fools no one.

  72. Stellax2 says:

    Good for him! I didn’t feel as though he was in the closet. He does bring up a good point about things that still need to addressed in this country as I see my LGBTQ friends struggle on occasion due to their sexuality. Most are very comfortable, it’s the discrimination that annoys them and me.

    Kaiser, it would be awesome if CB starting doing HGF, even if it’s every great once in awhile. I’m sure, as stated above, many of us would love to help out. Or CB could do HGD (day)…when the gossip world is slow?

  73. Jamie says:

    Nicely done (much better than that odd Tyler Shields video that I thought was his way of coming out a little while back). Also in the plus column, he’s pretty well-spoken.
    I’m not into the hairy hipster power bottom look, but when he gets older and outgrows that he’ll probably be pretty handsome.

  74. bettyrose says:

    #52: 1st – OWYBD . . .ROFL!! 2nd – the LGBTQ part is meant to create an inclusive culture for people who’ve been marginalized and denied mainstream acceptance. Those of us who’ve mostly only experimented when drinking (did I admit to that?) aren’t a minority group: we’re a secret majority.

  75. Princess says:

    NOOOOOOOOO!! not him too! WAAAAA

  76. lee says:


    i don’t disagree with you, but i also don’t see what it has to do with ZQ’s sexuality. besides, as bad as the financial and class situation is for your average low-income or unemployed american, it’s even worse for gay low-income or unemployed americans who can’t share benefits or tax credits with their spouse. not to mention the fact that there are still states where they can fire you for your sexual orientation or gender identity.

  77. ZenB!tch says:

    I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! how he did it. He is gay, so what, it’s like he has dark hair and medium skin and is male. It’s a part of him that makes the whole, it’s not all of him.

    The way Ellen did it way back when was overkill.

    I don’t think the fact that I like to F men has that much effect on anything other than who my friends should set me up with.

    Once people start having that same attitude toward gayness, it will stop the hate.

    GO ZACH!

  78. Alarmjaguar says:

    @ Victoria,
    I, however, do disagree with you, “America has been in free fall since the Truman years,” are you serious? The mid-twentieth century, was the height of America’s economic and global power. And frankly, we are nowhere near a third-world country at the moment, but we sure as hell are in danger of losing our place in the world, but mostly through our citizenry’s ignorance about the real problems facing the nation.

  79. AM says:

    who cares he’s a very good actor

  80. SHump76 says:

    You should have linked to his blog post where he explains why he decided to confirm this NOW. It was beautiful. He tweeted the link to his blog yesterday, right after he tweeted the link to the article.

  81. foozy says:

    what a damn shame!!! he’ll probably have to kiss his career goodbye now…

  82. Hollowdoll says:

    Doesn’t change anything for me. He’s still hot and I will still see his movies.

  83. aenflex says:

    dang it! he’s so hot. but good for all the gay guys, another hot piece for them!

  84. Perry Rhinitis says:

    I don’t know much about Zachary Quinto, but more power to him. Friends have told me how he seemed “so gay” in the Star Trek movie, so I wasn’t too surprised.

    What really caught my attention in the article was Jeremy Irons. *sigh*

  85. Malificent says:

    Oh darn, my chances of hitting Zachary Quinto have now gone from absolutely abysmal to ridiculously infinitessimal….

    And as a gay man, I’m hoping that Zachary had words with Jeremy Irons about that scarf before the photo call. There is a limit, even for hot European men, on the presentation of ultra-swoopy scarves.

  86. WOM says:

    As a trekkie bitch — thanks for giving me some hawt Quinto snaps.

    I agree, it’s the classiest way to step out of the closet.

  87. Ashley says:

    I do miss HGF, and I’ve been wondering where it went.

    I think once a month, or even HGP (Hot Guy Periodical) would be more than lovely.

  88. Amazon says:

    What the heck is HGF?? And I do not know who this guy is… Why do homos have to announce it?? Just live your life, who cares! I’m curious about whether Kevin Spacey is, but on the other hand I think that its cool that he has not addressed it!

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