Actor Zachary Quinto arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "What's Your Number?" at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, September 19, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Zachary Quinto arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of “What’s Your Number?” at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, September 19, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Actor and gay rights activist Zachary Quinto has been announced as the newest member of the AIDS Monument Foundation Board of Directors on Wednesday. Quinto joins a board that now also includes William Morris Endeavor Board Member Mark Itkin and marketing executive Tom Whitman.

The “Star Trek” star and openly gay actor is excited to be apart of the foundation and continue his part in keeping the conversation about HIV relevant as stated in the following press release statement:

“I am excited to be part of the AIDS Monument Foundation Board of Directors, particularly because while the mission is to honor the lives of those lost as well as celebrating the people who fought and continue to fight for change and an end to HIV/AIDS, it looks ahead to keep the conversation about HIV current and relevant.”

Members of the board are equally as excited to have Quinto on board. Board vice-chair Jason H. Kennedy said in a statement that Quinto adds the active, willing voice the foundation needs to reach the young people most at risk for contracting HIV. For more about the AIDS Monument Foundation visit here.