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Jamey Rodemeyer Inspired Zachary Quinto To Come Out!

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Jamey Rodemeyer Inspired Zachary Quinto To Come Out

We couldn't be more proud of him.

Zachary Quinto only just announced yesterday that he is, in fact, a gay man, and took to his blog not only discuss how Jamey Rodemeyer, the young teen who killed himself only months after filming a video for the It Gets Better project, influenced his decision to go public, but also continue the worldwide fight to end bigotry and homophobia!

He writes:

when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself - i felt deeply troubled. but when i found out that jamey rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life - i felt indescribable despair. i also made an it gets better video last year - in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. but in light of jamey's death - it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it - is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality. our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country. gay kids need to stop killing themselves because they are made to feel worthless by cruel and relentless bullying. parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance. we are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world. we are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government. i believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society - and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. jamey rodemeyer's life changed mine. and while his death only makes me wish that i had done this sooner - i am eternally grateful to him for being the catalyst for change within me. now i can only hope to serve as the same catalyst for even one other person in this world. that - i believe - is all that we can ask of ourselves and of each other.


Unbelievably insightful and powerful words! We couldn't agree more!

It's so important, especially in these rapidly changing times, to take whatever opportunity you can to stand up and fight for what you believe!

The time for change is NOW!

We thrilled that Zachary understands this, and is speaking out!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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38 comments to “Jamey Rodemeyer Inspired Zachary Quinto To Come Out!”

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    forgive if a bit insensitive - being gay is not a choice, becoming straight may be

    gayconversionforum.com - is it possible? share your stories

    big props to the happy gays out there!

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  4. 4

    Shame on you all. I can't believe what I'm am hearing here! Why would someone want to "cure" who they are?

  5. 5

    I love it when celebs come out! Being gay is not a sin. It is a fact and the sooner people realize it and move on the better this world will be.

  6. 6

    Re: MarioMonjackRe: gaycon3 – Idiots!! You are born gay morons you can not cure it!! Why would someone choose to be gay and deal with peoples shit like you low lifes!! And plus how many gays does god have to create before pigs like you quit being moronic!! Maybe you should worry about your own life and stay out of otheres!

  7. 7

    I don't believe being gay is a sin at all. I give props to the happy gays out there. Just wondering if its possible to turn straight if one is unhappy.

  8. 8

    I guess it's true that you can spot a gay man miles away. I thought this guy was openly gay since he ejaculated onto the pop culture scene with Star Trek. If he actually thinks that there were people that knew of him, but also thought that he was a straight man, then he should also come out of the idiot closet as well.

  9. 9

    Congrats. Wow! What an empowering and effective way to make his announcement.
    Though, I'm a little crushed. Now I know for sure that I have no chance of ever becoming Mrs.Zachery Quinto! :o (


  10. 10

    - Being Gay or straigh is the same as being Black or white, short or tall, etc. Ignorance is what really sad around here !

  11. 11

    Re: SlaveMeh – Actually being gay is a genetic screw up. Its bad wiring or a chemical imbalance, We haven't studied it enough to get any definitive SCIENTIFIC answers which makes me LOL when gays will call someone ignorant. The majority of disorders can be cured or treated with medications. Theres obviously something in the brain that got screwed up. Once we understand and can prove exactly what that is we will probably be able to cure it.

  12. 12

    well well, I see you've CLOSED COMMENTS on the story about milk legs Kelly O & Cristina…well, guess I'll comment here. Kelly might need to take a look in the mirror, those fat/milk filled legs and that extremely massive head are straight up UGLY & disgusting. As for Cristina, she can always lose a little weight, but Kelly can't do shyt about her ugly mug! I have no idea why that ugly skankk is even on E!'s Fashion Police, I can't watch because of her. She's too hard on the eyes!

  13. 13

    i don't get it…why does 1 have 2 come out? why does any of this matter anymore?

  14. 14

    Re: gaycon3 – If you're straight… can you turn gay if you're unhappy?

  15. 15

    I'm a happy gay man. My life is optimistic, full of kindness and love from family and friends, I have a wonderful job, spirituality, I'm healthy and I"m in a long term monogamous relationship. I live in a state that welcomes gay marriage. God loves me and shows me every day. There is nothing anybody can say on here or otherwise that will change that… and it gets better every single day.

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    Re: SpiceGuy

    I don't know lol. I want to make it clear that there is no hate intended behind my comments. I apologize if some are offended. I know many happy gay people. I don't feel that being gay is a disorder. I was just wondering if it is possible to be born an orientation that doesn't align with one's self? Just like there is nothing wrong with being a woman I would never dare say to Chaz Bono "there is nothing wrong with being a woman". She believes she is a man born in the wrong body, and I commend her for doing what makes her happy. I was wondering if it is possible to be born the wrong orientation.

  17. 17

    I love that Jamey inspired him, i'm straight but i fully agree with gay rights and what happened to Jamey was terrible. Equality should be for everyone. R.I.P Jamey. Zachary be proud of who you are :)

  18. 18

    Zachary Quinto is GORGEOUS!

  19. 19

    Damn. Sorry missed the message, got stopped at the news. Damn. He's so gorgeous. Ah well, a girl can dream.

  20. 20

    Re: MarioMonjack – no. its idiots like you actually.

    good job zachary - I actually just came out too - I say that rodemeyer inspired me as well…

  21. 21

    Congradulations Zach, I am sure your admission will save some lives. Nothing changes for me, I think lhe is an amazing actor. I am neither pro or con homosexuality. I am pro "letting people live and letting god decide" so I guess the importance of high profile celebs coming out will help young people identify with someone like them who accepts themselves and followed their dream.

  22. 22

    Re: NookiesWA – Keep telling your delusional self that!!

  23. 23

    Re: SpiceGuy – Amen!! Preach it!!

  24. 24

    It's amazing, the ideas you get when you have a dick up your shit hole,

  25. 25

    Good for you Zachary! Now if the rest of Hollywood would be honest with the American public and follow suit. Enough of the FAKE HOLLYWOOD ROMANCES!!!

  26. 26

    there's been another suicide from a 15 year old in Canada. i saw it on towleroad.com something about starting school at the beginning of the year is so overwhelming. you know there's a light at the end of the tunnel but its just no use to you when its years away and everyday you have to face people that have utter disdain for you. its been a decade since i was in hs but i remember that feeling.

  27. 27

    Re: MarioMonjack – utter disdain thanks for proving my point. this is what it takes for someone to kill themself.

  28. 28

    Re: NookiesWA – in the mean time thanks for dedicating your life to help. you've been a tremendous help.

  29. 29

    awww. he gets a big gay award.

    fake! using someones tragedy to get big gay pats on the back is trashy as hell. sorry babe, your 15 minutes was over in 2009.

  30. 30

    Re: SlaveMeh – umm Nookies is 100%, how do you think people are born gay? Natural instinct is for life to reproduce, the brain is suppose to be wired to be attracted to the other sex, it is normal. Being born gay is just crossed wiring for the easiest way to put it, and there is a lot of research out there just not published since anything posted usually saying that it is curable with medication is signing a companies death warrant. Actually if you read some of the research and testing on the drug treatments of pedophilia has shown signs of helping the brain correct itself since they are both born that way, just like alcoholism and may other abnormalities

  31. 31

    This guy's GLASS closet was wobbling on it's last hinge! LOL. No need for him to come out! He's obviously flaming!

  32. 32

    Re: Bagman – Has it ever dawned on you that A.) 150 species have been documented having homosexual sex in the animal kingdom. I don't equate human beings and their intellegence to all animals in nature - but come on - we're all part of the circle. and B.) Did it also ever occur to you that homosexuality is natures way of population control? Again, in this day and age gays and lesbians can and are having children. But imagine if all human beings were born fertile and heterosexual? The global population would be astrinomical. Homosexuality is a natural part of nature as a way of creating balance. Any gay person reading these comments - you are perfectly normal.

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    Re: Bagman – if i were a pedophile i would be actively trying to seek treatment, because of the terrible harm it causes children. but a part of my treatment would include being comfortable with my adult sexuality. because we've seen in the clergy and in many other places, that when people attempt to repress their sexuality, whether it be hetero or homo, they often go ape shit crazy and start molesting children… so you're holding us to a false double standard, not realizing that a person being comfortable and honest with themselves and their sexuality, is their best defense against pedophilia. thanks very much.

  34. 34

    Ah, Mario had this out a couple years ago. So no surprise there. Have a great life
    Zachary Quinto. RIP Jamey.

  35. 35

    Wait, what? I thought he'd been out of the closet for years.

    That's weird. I might have assumed then.

  36. 36

    So Spock likes cock. Next!

  37. 37

    Re: SlaveMeh – The only one that is delusional is you. That you can't accept being gay is not as nature intended. YOU'RE living in a delusional bubble. Holy mother of hypocrisy batman.

  38. 38

    Re: NookiesWA – My goodness b$tch get a life and stop thinking about bullshiz like this… I bet you are so ugly your mirror breaks. Jealousy must be a real burn for you to post so many negative thoughts towards such a small community that doesn't really harm anyone