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ABC News' Dan Kloeffler was so inspired by actor Zachary Quinto's decision to publicly state that he is gay that the World News Now anchor also came out during a broadcast.

Heroes' Zachary Quinto: I'm a gay man

While reporting on the Heroes star, who recently came out in an interview with New York magazine, Kloeffler joked that he could now change his bias about actors. Kloeffler later wrote in a blog post: "As a journalist, I don't want to be the story, but 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."

Watch Kloeffler come out in the video below: