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letting people speak for themselves.

this is from Zachary Quinto's Blog. I find it much more touching and personal than his coming out in New York Magazine. I am still troubled that any person feels the need to use their own personal sexuality to further even the brightest causes.

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.

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ariadnechan
Oct. 16th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
i'm proud for the cause he decide to get out!

but he will be forever my precious no matter what his orientation is!

i love him, and i'm proud of him!
mijan
Oct. 17th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
I didn't realize he had a blog! Damn, I'm out of the loop. I'm thrilled that he decided to come out, and I'm pleased about his REASON for coming out. Always classy, ZQ.

Mind if I ask, where's his blog?
jlm121
Oct. 17th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
hilsongirl
Oct. 17th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
YAY FOR HIM!

<3<3<3 for you bb
jlm121
Oct. 17th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
My <3 to you bb.

I feel weirdly protective of him which I hope is how many of his other fans feel.

greenteaduck
Oct. 17th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
I am so proud of him<3
jlm121
Oct. 17th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
Tinotcka posted an e e cummings quote that has stuck with me all day as I read about Zach and see peoples' reactions

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

I cannot fathom the amount of courage that was required by Zachary Quinto to do this.
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