Zachary Quinto 'in awe' over 'outpouring of support'

{jcomments off}Zachary Quinto has said he’s been overwhelmed by the reaction to his coming out at the weekend.

The Star Trek and Heroes actor had long been a vocal support of gay rights – recording a video message for the It Gets Better campaign – but had never addressed rumours surrounding his own sexuality. However, over the weekend all that changed when the actor gave an interview with the New York Magazine in which he referred to himself as “a gay man”. Since coming out in the interview over the weekend the actor has received wide-spread support, especially from his fans in social networking sites such as Twitter. On Twitter the actor thanked his followers Tweeting “I have spent the day in awe of this outpouring of support and resonance. We. Are. In. This. Together. NEVER FORGET! I am deeply moved.”

On Monday the actor gave an interview with MTV News to promote his new movie Margin Call. The actor also discussed the reaction to his coming out saying the response had been “been enormously supportive — universally, unanimously supportive. I’m really grateful for that.” The actor came out over the weekend following the suicide of teenager Jamey Rodemeyer who had suffered from homophobic bullying. Writing on his blog Quinto stated ‘“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.”