Zachary Quinto, known for his popular role as Spock in the 2009 Star Trek movie, has revealed in an interview with New York magazine that he is a gay man.

In the interview, Zachary spoke about his participation in Angels of America stating how the play about AIDS changed his outlook toward life.

Doing that play made me realize how fortunate I am to have been born when I was born. And to not have to witness the decimation of an entire generation of amazingly talented and otherwise vital men. And at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like I - there's still so much work to be done. There's still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed, The Huffington Post quoted an excerpt from the interview.

Following his interview, he posted on his official Web site an explanation as to why he felt the need to come out, citing the recent suicide of an upstate New York gay teenager. 

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, Zachary posted on his Web site.

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, he further mentioned.