Kevin Spacey says he will "never" come out. His belief is that discussing his sexual orientation—or any aspect of his private life—is an invasion and a distraction from his work. Furthermore, he sounds almost relieved that this whole anti-gay bullying thing is happening because it gives him the excuse to parallel questions about his sexual identity with kids tormenting and beating up other kids over theirs. Yeah, we've got another Vivica A. Fox here.
He does manage to clarify, in codified terms, that he's not closeted in his personal life.
Meanwhile, his logic would make sense except...why are the only celebrities I can think of who steadfastly guard the answer to the gay-or-straight question gay? What straight or presumably straight celebrities are there who take the same approach as Kevin Spacey and Queen Latifah? (And why is it I can Google Kevin Spacey and Queen Latifah and write a book about their lives? The only aspect missing is the acknowledgment of their sexual orientation; all the childhood stories and family situations and personal opinions on other topics are out there.)
But it's a fascinating interview. And for all his concern about bullied kids, Spacey had yet to do an "It Gets Better"—but he has promised Kevin Sessums, his interviewer, he'll do one post-haste.
"It gets better..." "What does?" "Don't ask."