Zachary Quinto, Ellen Page and Sam Smith Cover Out Magazine's Out100 Issue

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By Brett Malec Nov 12, 2014 12:44 AMTags
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Ellen Page, Zachary Quinto, Sam Smith and Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley are covering the 20th anniversary issue of Out magazine's Out100!

In addition to the quadruple cover, each of the four stars is receiving a big honor from the LGBT mag. Page is this year's Entertainer of the Year while Quinto is their Artist of the Year. Sam Smith is the Breakout of the Year and Wiley in the mag's Ingénue of the Year.

In the new issue, Page, who came out on Valentine's Day 2014, opened up about being closeted in Hollywood. "No one's ever been so direct as to say, ‘You're gay, so we're gonna hide it.' But there's an unspoken thing going on," she said. "[People] believe it's the right thing to do for your career. They don't realize it's eroding your soul. It was eventually about me being like, 'Wait, why am I listening to that?' At what point did I let those things become important?"

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As for Quinto, the Star Trek star reminded readers not to forget about the struggles the LGBT community has gone through in the past. "I think there's a tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community," he said. "AIDS has lost the edge of horror it possessed when it swept through the world in the '80s. Today's generation sees it more as something to live with and something to be much less fearful of. And that comes with a sense of, dare I say, laziness."

Smith opened up to the mag about never being in the closet. "My main aim is to tell people how good its been for me so that, hopefully, gay men or parents with gay children can look at my story and think, Wow, that's how it should be. That's what we can work towards," the out and proud singer said.

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Meanwhile, Wiley talked about inspiring others. "I grew up in the church," Wiley, who grew up with Baptist pastor parents, said. "I have seen my parents inspire people and give them hope and faith most of my life. I feel like I've always wanted to have my work be some sort of ministry, because that's what my parents do and that's the only word I have for it."

Other celebs who appear on this year's Out100 list include Evan Rachel Wood, Andrew Rannells, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Collins, among others.