Spock’s Gay

October 17th, 2011 // 62 Comments

“Jim, I find your love of vagina highly illogical.”

Actor Zachary Quinto, best known for his role as Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot and Sylar on NBC’s Heroes, has come out of the closet in a new interview with New York Magazine because telling the world he loves penis will stop another teen suicide. Apparently it works like that. Via Zachary’s blog:

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.

While Spock goes on to make a ton of valid points about parents needing to teach their kids not to be bigoted little shitheads and society as a whole stepping out of the Dark Ages, you just have to pause at the balls to say, “Revealing my sexuality is super important!” I’m not saying Spock should’ve stayed in the closet waiting for both of his eyebrows to grow into strapping men made out of hair, I’m saying the exact opposite. (Okay, he can do the eyebrow thing.) Maybe just come out and say, “Hey, this is who I am. Fuck you if you have a problem with it,” instead of “I AM BUTT JESUS BRINGING FORTH LOVE AND CHANGE TO THE UNWASHED MASSES!” Although, if you do that last part, maybe burst throw a wall and bite into a crucifix like a Slim Jim. I see that going over well.

Photos: Paramount Pictures, Splash News


  1. Zachary Quinto Gay
    Commented on this photo:

    Because everyone didn’t already know he was gay?

  2. Jaime

    Everyone already knew Quinto was gay, but good for him for making it “official”. Wonder how this will affect his career, though.

  3. Ryan

    Sylar > Spock

  4. Truthteller

    He’ll bang more guys. That’s how it will affect it.

  5. Dude of Dudes

    Do celebrities think that the more of them that are gay means that this in some way spreads acceptance among the shitheads? It doesnt.

    Your point about parents teaching children its not acceptable to bully the girl with bad acne or the weird dude who want to touch your testicles is the only one that is valid.

    Just because this dude is gay doesnt mean shit to anyone who already doesnt like the gays.

    • I think the point is that the more visibility and acceptance society in general has towards homosexuality, the less power bigoted people will have.

      • guy

        It doesn’t change bigots’ minds, but it takes the power away from their ideas. The more ordinary people who are willing to talk about being gay, the less it can remain a stereotype. Even this article is offensive: If you’re gay, you’re obsessed with dicks, asses, and sex. Being straight isn’t described like that. The more people who are willing to talk, the less these stupid ideas can continue among rational people. Bigots don’t have power without a following.

  6. Dude of Dudes

    When Justin Beiber finally comes out all forward progress for gay people will be erased in one cataclysmic event. Also that rapture thing.

  7. EmmaWatson's Vagina

    Well at least he isn’t a douche like George Takei.

  8. Dr. McCoy

    “He’s got AIDS, Jim”

  9. stevebeagle

    shocking ! another ass bandit is out !

  10. Manowl

    I guess I always suspected… but once I saw his “Gay Waldo” outfit, any remaining doubt was erased

  11. Manowl

    Spurred by Zach’s brave efforts, Roseanne Barr just announced to the world that she is fat

  12. forrest gump

    he simply has to be.

  13. Dave Mustaine

    Good! More woman for me!

  14. tlmck

    I could care less if he’s gay. Other than the terrible casting it was a half decent movie. It was like all who made it watched about 15 minutes of the original series and said “OK. Got it”. Except for Leonard Nimoy of course.

  15. Joeyca211

    Publicly acknowledging your sexuality does make a little sense, with the whole “strength in numbers” thing.

  16. Rupert Giles

    Shocking! Never would have guessed that in a million years….lots of straight guys where size 26 skinny jeans….whatever. Who cares?

    I guarantee his next movie will be rated G. (ay)

  17. JC

    Who would win in a fight: Butt Jesus or Zombie Jesus? Discuss.

  18. Fully engage in rough fare

    Never even occurred to me. Now that I look at him he look gayer than an organic gift basket.

  19. Rex Crandall

    “Jim, Urhuru does not have a penis ! I’m conflicted , is it irrational for a gay man to be pretend – banging a thin girl , because it reminds him of the Nubian boys he would rather be banging?”

  20. Mickey "the Duke " O' Shaunessy

    Just watch his screen kiss with Zoe . He looks like he’s kissing a bear trap !

  21. Dr.Demento

    It’s worse than that..he’s gay, Jim!

  22. Flounder

    “you just have to pause at the balls to say, “Revealing my sexuality is super important!”

    You know he said nothing like that at all, right? I hope your own talent for twisting people’s words hasn’t confused you.

    He was simply saying that if a gay person doesn’t live openly about being gay, then that’s not helpful in regards to gaining equality for all. Don’t hide it.

  23. Huh, go figure

    I thought Spock was hetero for sure….I mean who didn’t know that the “live long and prosper” sign wasn’t a secret “shocker” sign?

    I guess he was putting on airs.

  24. Venom

    Quinto has been out since day one as far as I know.
    Not quite sure why he needed to announce it.
    What next, Anderson Cooper?

  25. Mr. Ed

    Stop the presses, a guy from drama club is gay? The world doesn’t make sense anymore!

    Why are we surprised when we find out a male actor is gay?

  26. MJB

    Yeah, how is this news exactly? Everyone knew he was gay. Wow, an actor came out of the closet? About 75% of actors are gay or bisexual and about 50% of actresses are. Good for him and others to come out. Homophobic jerks lose their power. But Quinto is only able to do this because he’s a character actor not a leading man. *looking at you, Tom Cruise*

  27. cc

    Given some of the pics of him that have been posted here, Quinto’s attire was practically screaming ‘I’m gay’.

  28. JesusIsLord

    Repent of your sin of homosexuality. Only Jesus Christ can save you from Hell fire. Homosexuality is a road that leads to death and eternal damnation.

    All the unrepentant sinners who reject God will be cast into Hell. Turn from your wicked lifestyle and lead a holy life under the guidance of Jesus Christ.

    • MJB

      Wow, you do realize what website you’re on? Why don’t you repent for your annoying, judgmental ways? Jesus is Love not hatred. Now, move along to your little christian sites. In other words: Shut the Fuck Up and Get the Hell Out!!!

    • Colin


  29. Great, now in addition to being killed as soon as they beam down to an M-class, the redshirts all gotta worry about Spock’s date rape grip.

  30. Assman

    This is almost as shocking as when the kid from ‘Who’s the Boss’ came out & said he’s gay.

  31. guestspeaker

    Oh no!! *Fake Shocked Face*

    There is strength in numbers… and acceptance

  32. “Live long and prosper – REALLY long. And thick.”

  33. Zachary Quinto Gay
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    He’s too cute to be straight :(

  34. Courtney

    Hooray for him!
    Who would have ever thought that slash fanfiction writers would ever have been correct?

  35. Zachary Quinto Gay
    Cock Dr
    Commented on this photo:

    Was there ever any doubt?

  36. Zachary Quinto Gay
    Commented on this photo:

    Hipster Stephen King: now trolling for penis.

  37. Lola

    I thought it was common knowledge he was gay?!

  38. Numpty Ducky Egg

    Question: Spock its not Logical to stick your cock up some ones asshole.

    Reply from Spock: The needs of the Fudge Packer out ways the needs of the many. I have been and always shall be an ass Bandit. Live long and bend over!

  39. It’s 2011. Who gives a shit? I mean, besides what’s stuck to the end of his dick.

  40. Gilbert Lowell

    Potentially gives “Bones” a secondary meaning

  41. Lynx

    Gay Trek, ahhhhahahahahahaahahahaha!!!

  42. Brettan

    Very Brave of this guy. Also this dude is an awesome actor. I had no clue this guy was gay. Honestly I’m moved. -Brettan

    • Papa Smurf

      Exactly how are you moved? Are you moved, to say, bend over? Or are you simply crying in the corner while sucking on your thumb?

  43. JMC

    Wentworth Miller you’re up!

  44. Awesome!!! Im very happy for him! Now if only Spock could seduce Kirk over to the other side :]

  45. anonym

    George Clooney is the only one who won’t come out.
    Gotta be a record considering how old he is.

    I have to admit, my gaydar didn’t detect Quinto.
    Then again, his Heroes character hid it well

  46. well

    the reality is this. hardcord star trek fans (aka trekkies) are straight male geeks and were not that into the reboot anyway.

    the 2012 star trek won’t do very well.

  47. Pippy Longcockings

    Good for him. Takes a lot of guts to be open about it. I respect him for it. Chis Pine is still a dickwad though.

  48. Ana Carolina

    Oh my goodness something tingled in my body…. *thinks dirty thoughts* (clears throat) uhm no actually that’s wrong…. gay men are taboo… wrong just wrong

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