Asked about speculation on blogs that he is gay, Star Trek star Zachary Quinto declined to confirm or deny the rumors and instead turned the focus to his gay rights activism.
The New York Times talked with the actor, who will star as Louis Ironson in the Signature Theater Company’s off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, opening this Thursday.
“Despite Mr. Quinto’s efforts to keep his private life private, the blogosphere is rife with speculation about his sexuality, no doubt fueled by his support for gay rights and organizations like the Trevor Project,” reports the Times. “He prefers not to feed that rumor mill with either substantiation or dismissal. He speaks passionately about gay marriage, about ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and about the recent wave of gay bullying and suicides.
“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,” Quinto told the Times. “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,’” he added.