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Actor Zachary Quinto Admits He is Gay (new Spock actor confeses or how to end a franchise)
http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/17615 ^ | 10/16/2011 - 5:50pm | GossipGirl.

Posted on 10/17/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory

Zachary Quinto, best known for his roles as Sylar in the TV series "Heroes" and Spock in 2009's Star Trek film, has come out as a gay man. Until now, Zachary has never publicly spoken about his sexual orientation, but opens up about being "a gay man" in a new interview with New York Magazine.

Quinto just wrapped up an eight-month run in the NYC stage revival of "Angels in America", and called the experience an eye-opener. He called his work in the off-Broadway play the "most challenging thing I've ever done as an actor, and the most rewarding."

He added:

"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."

Later on in the interview, Quinto discussed same sex marriages and the suicide of bullied gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer.

Quinto continued:

"And again, as a gay man I look at that 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."

While Zachary has played a series of gay roles, he has in the past refused to comment on his sexuality.


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KEYWORDS: chat; homosexualagenda; sourcetitlenoturl; spock; startrek; warpedsexdrive; zachquinto
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This was a very stupid move on the part of the actor. (remember the harrison ford movie where his lady love interest came out just before the movie opened? nobody does. it died at the box office) Now they expect this buffoon to have gravitas with his romance with new Uhura.

This is going to be a PR nightmare in the fan circles.

Though shepard smith will be giddy with excitement and will lead with the story since it concerns homosexuals.

1 posted on 10/17/2011 3:27:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory

If, as the gay lobby claims, to be gay is to be normal, then why do gay celebrities seek and receive attention for same?

Did George Clooney announce his heterosexuality?


2 posted on 10/17/2011 3:30:41 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: longtermmemmory

He can carry on in the tradition of George Takei.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 3:31:21 PM PDT by pallis
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To: longtermmemmory

I thought all Vulcan’s were gay anyway


4 posted on 10/17/2011 3:32:18 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

Oh sorry ,you mean real life LOL


5 posted on 10/17/2011 3:32:58 PM PDT by molson209
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To: longtermmemmory

Now he will even be more popular at the Star Trek Convention.


6 posted on 10/17/2011 3:33:01 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: longtermmemmory
Fascinating . . . NOT. Really blows the whole romance deal. I've been saying that about the series "How I Met Your Mother" since I first saw the ads. Never watched it, but how can you take it seriously when the lead character--Doogie Howard--is openly gay?

The less I know of an actors personal life and politics the more likely I am to watch them perform. Laura Ingraham was right, "Shut up and sing."
7 posted on 10/17/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: longtermmemmory

8 posted on 10/17/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: longtermmemmory
This is going to be a PR nightmare in the fan circles.
Do you really think the average Trek fan is going to care?

Assuming you are a Trek fan, did you stop watching the original series and first eight movies because the actor playing Sulu came out of the closet?

I am eagerly awaiting the next movie, regardless of the sexual orientation of the actors involved.

9 posted on 10/17/2011 3:34:51 PM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: longtermmemmory

And the importance of his sexuality is... what?


10 posted on 10/17/2011 3:36:10 PM PDT by Tigerized ("Mr. President? I think your vagina is showing again...")
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To: longtermmemmory

His ears were pointy without appliances.

As far as I can tell, Every movie star is gay—even if they sleep with the opposite sex.


11 posted on 10/17/2011 3:36:17 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: relictele

There is a reason why an actor will date for forty years straight and never marry.

He’s more likely to denounce than announce.


12 posted on 10/17/2011 3:36:49 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: longtermmemmory
...remember the harrison ford movie where his lady love interest came out just before the movie opened?

I missed that. Which movie was it?

13 posted on 10/17/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: NativeNewYorker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mboR7Y3pFUg


14 posted on 10/17/2011 3:38:04 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: longtermmemmory
Paging George Takei... Set Tricorder to Fabulous!
15 posted on 10/17/2011 3:39:06 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“He’s gay, Jim.”


16 posted on 10/17/2011 3:39:34 PM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: longtermmemmory

Umm...no it won’t, if anything you used specious reasoning at it’s worse. The quality of the movie does not equal the quality of its actors and vice versa. The movie in question sucked and was panned before it ever hit theaters. Anne Heche also went straight, and guess what? It did not improve her acting abilities or stardom one iota. Beyond that I would hazard a guess that most Star Trek fans are to the center or further left and something like this will have zero effect on the Box Office except for people who can’t separate themselves from there own personal disagreements.


17 posted on 10/17/2011 3:39:38 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“He’s gay, Jim.”


18 posted on 10/17/2011 3:39:40 PM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: longtermmemmory
remember the harrison ford movie where his lady love interest came out just before the movie opened? nobody does. it died at the box office
That couldn't have been because it was a bad movie?
19 posted on 10/17/2011 3:39:40 PM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: relictele

George Clooney is a hetero? Well maybe he should have announced it.


20 posted on 10/17/2011 3:40:12 PM PDT by Starstruck (Tea Party Racist for Cain)
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To: longtermmemmory

I work with two ‘colon cowboys’ who told me back in 2009 when Star Trek was released that the actor portraying Spock a ‘pickle chugger’.

Their gaydar went off right away.

I did not believe them but it looks like they were right.

Homo’s ALWAYS know who is straight or gay...


21 posted on 10/17/2011 3:40:19 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: longtermmemmory

Dude! You got to make out with Zoe Saldana!!!

And you want to play for the other team?!

WTF?


22 posted on 10/17/2011 3:40:24 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Johnny B.

I like Star Trek too, but any possible scenes now between Spock and Uhura will now be ruined.


23 posted on 10/17/2011 3:40:24 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: longtermmemmory

There hasn’t been a decent Star Trek movie since “The Wrath of Khan”. Come to think about it, there wasn’t a good one before that either.

Something about “Star Trek” and movies just doesn’t work.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 3:41:29 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: longtermmemmory

whoop.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 3:41:38 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Shqipo

Set phasers to STUNNING.


26 posted on 10/17/2011 3:43:10 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Shqipo

Set phasers to STUNNING.


27 posted on 10/17/2011 3:43:19 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: longtermmemmory

I’m still waiting for an explanation on why he thinks its important that I need to know about he turd burgling behaviors.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 3:43:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: longtermmemmory
I knew there was something I disliked about this version of Spock.

Ick. Bring back Nemoy.

29 posted on 10/17/2011 3:43:27 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Johnny B.; All

Ditto..


30 posted on 10/17/2011 3:44:04 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Obama is siding with the American Nazi Party with the OWS Protestors..)
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To: longtermmemmory

The fans won’t care. They didn’t care when Takei came out of the closet. It’s really a big non-issue for most of people, especially in nerd circles. If the guy’s funky eyebrows didn’t drive fans away who he’s plooking in his trailer won’t.


31 posted on 10/17/2011 3:44:19 PM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: pallis

32 posted on 10/17/2011 3:45:47 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: longtermmemmory

Well that kind of blows away the whole Vulcan “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations”...


33 posted on 10/17/2011 3:46:49 PM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's Free, Swipe Your EBT!")
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To: Sudetenland

There’s a strange dichotomy in Hollywood when it comes to parts like Barney, the more of a sleazebag womanizer the character the more likely the actor is gay. And you’re not really supposed to take Neil Patrick Harris seriously, it’s a comedy, and pretty funny most of the time.


34 posted on 10/17/2011 3:48:20 PM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: SunTzuWu

The movie was “Six Days Seven Nights” with Anne Heche and Harrison Ford.

Anne Heche was involved with Ellen D. at one time.

Anne came out right before that movie opened.

But then eventually she married a man. So who knows if she was confused or what happened there.


35 posted on 10/17/2011 3:49:41 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: longtermmemmory
This is going to be a PR nightmare in the fan circles.

Ian McKellen came out in the 1980s, didn't seem to hurt the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. We'd be hard pressed to find major movies that don't have gays either acting or behind the scenes.
36 posted on 10/17/2011 3:52:24 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Miles the Slasher
“He’s gay, Jim.”

"Unfortunately, he loves Bones, Jim.


37 posted on 10/17/2011 3:52:57 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: longtermmemmory
Though shepard smith will be giddy with excitement and will lead with the story since it concerns homosexuals.

It's not hard to get Captain Mascara excited over a story.
38 posted on 10/17/2011 3:53:25 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Johnny B.

The nerds and geeks of the fan base don’t want to be labeled as “gay” they have enough issues living in their parents’ basement.

Pon Far is not about virgin sacrifice.

Like all actors or actresses that come out, this kills the gravitas of their characters. (can you say rock hudson?)

It does matter.

It matters very much to the marketing and merchandising of product.


39 posted on 10/17/2011 3:53:46 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Spock, you ignorant slut. I knew Spock was gay back in the Original series when he got spored and started singing and dancing. That alien chick was just a beard. Spock has always been too fabulous to quantify.

/s


40 posted on 10/17/2011 3:55:14 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That’s right. I forgot all about that one. Turned out to be a crappy movie.


41 posted on 10/17/2011 3:55:20 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: longtermmemmory

This comes as quite a shock ...

42 posted on 10/17/2011 3:57:15 PM PDT by x
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I think, ‘Bones’ is very concerned about Spock's ability to use the Vulcan Grip, now that Spock has revealed his predilections.
43 posted on 10/17/2011 3:57:21 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Molon Labbie

well the alternate timeline vulcans are really screwed into extinction now.

ST XII the “gay” sequel.


44 posted on 10/17/2011 3:58:35 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
"Going where no man has gone before...." (well, maybe a few)

"She cannae take any more Jim!"

"It's not life as we know it at all."

"He's dead, Jim."


45 posted on 10/17/2011 3:58:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama's secret: "Once you learn to fake sincerity you've got it made")
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46 posted on 10/17/2011 4:00:02 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: af_vet_rr

Very true.


47 posted on 10/17/2011 4:00:53 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Well that kind of blows away the whole Vulcan “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations”...


48 posted on 10/17/2011 4:01:32 PM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's Free, Swipe Your EBT!")
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To: tanknetter

That explains the new spocks ability to deal with orion slave girls. (but not his prowling of the cadet quarters...)


49 posted on 10/17/2011 4:01:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Do you suppose he is the “boy” or the “girl” in the relationship? It kinda matters if you think about it. Never mind...dont think about it....


50 posted on 10/17/2011 4:01:59 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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