Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Zachary Quinto quit church after he came out as gay

Zachary Quinto quit church after he came out as gay

Zachary Quinto quit the church after he came out as gay.

The 'Star Trek Beyond' star was raised as a strict Catholic and went to mass every week but he has admitted he couldn't bring himself to step inside the holy place ever again after he realised his true sexuality just after he'd finished school.

He explained: "I never went to church again after graduating high school. I value a lot of aspects of my Catholic education and up bringing but also recognise the deep-seated, hypocritical nature of the teachings and the political and internal machinations of the institution.

"I do think it engendered a spirituality in me that I have cultivated and developed in different ways."

The 38-year-old actor, who came out publicly gay in 2011, believes he's still trying to find his spirit path but has come across a number of experiences along the way.

He explained to Attitude magazine: "I think the path is still revealing itself to me in lots of ways but I would say the most profound spiritual experiences I have had have been shamanic in nature and have opened me up to a kind of earth spirit, and plant spirits that have taught me a lot."