I love this! One of the hot topics over the past couple days was “Spok” and “American Horror Story” actor, Zachary Quinto coming out of the closet in an interview with NY Magazine. That then inspired an ABC news anchor named Dan Kloeffler to also nonchalantly come out on the air as well. While reporting the story about Quinto, the anchor says to his co-anchor, “He’s 34, I’m 35…I’m thinking I could lose my distraction about dating actors…” The two laughed a little but then ended with the message that it does get better.
Kloeffler then blogged later, explaining “I’ve never shared that I’m gay on air, even though I’ve been out to my family … but for the same reason that Zach decided to come out, I too, no longer wanted to hide that part of my life….as a gay man I don’t want to stand silent if I can offer some inspiration or encouragement to kids that might be struggling with who they are”. Hopefully he has now inspired someone else to do the same! Congratulations to both of these men on bravely moving into the next phase of their lives. Watch the segment below.