View Full Version : Which guy on Star Trek was gay?

28-10-2005, 03:09:57
You win if you said Sulu:

George Takei Discloses His Homosexuality

LOS ANGELES - George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in "Star Trek," came out as homosexual in the current issue of a magazine covering the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community.

Takei told The Associated Press on Thursday that his new onstage role as psychologist Martin Dysart in "Equus," helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality.

Takei described the character as a "very contained but turbulently frustrated man." The play opened Wednesday at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles, the same day that Frontiers magazine featured a story on Takei's coming out.

The current social and political climate also motivated Takei's disclosure, he said.

"The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay," he said. "The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young."

The 68-year-old actor said he and his partner, Brad Altman, have been together for 18 years.

Takei, a Japanese-American who lived in a U.S. internment camp from age 4 to 8, said he grew up feeling ashamed of his ethnicity and sexuality. He likened prejudice against gays to racial segregation.

"It's against basic decency and what American values stand for," he said.

Takei joined the "Star Trek" cast in 1966 as Hikaru Sulu, a character he played for three seasons on television and in six subsequent films. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.

A community activist, Takei ran for the Los Angeles City Council in 1973. He serves on the advisory committee of the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and is chairman of East West Players, the theater company producing "Equus."

Story here. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051028/ap_on_en_tv/people_george_takei)

28-10-2005, 04:09:48
NO! Not Sulu! Anyone but Sulu.

28-10-2005, 04:32:27
He serves on the advisory committee of the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and is chairman of East West Players

Was this not a tip off that he goes both ways?

28-10-2005, 08:26:18
He was in panto in reading once... as a stand in for someone else. It was great. They shoehorned loads of Trek jokes in.

28-10-2005, 10:47:40
mimes *shudder*

28-10-2005, 10:49:03
It's sad that he had to hide it for 68 years really. :(

28-10-2005, 11:39:18
My uncle hid it for over 30 years of marriage and 2 children.

28-10-2005, 11:41:07
Originally posted by Funko
It's sad that he had to hide it for 68 years really. :(

Yeah. :(

Amazing this didnt come out earlier though; especially if he has been with someone for so long!

28-10-2005, 18:22:30
No wonder he was into the Captain's log.

28-10-2005, 19:26:17
I must admit, I would never have guessed it.

28-10-2005, 19:35:46
Raising Shields the new term for closeted queers?

28-10-2005, 19:57:01
They are skinny because it makes their penis appear bigger. I learned that here.


28-10-2005, 20:03:06
We should have known right at that exact moment.

28-10-2005, 20:07:53
So we do know Shatner is NOT gay at all

28-10-2005, 20:52:53
We can neither confirm nor deny that at this time.

Alexander's Horse
29-10-2005, 01:08:48
I thought they were all gay - except the black chick - she was hot

Sir Penguin
29-10-2005, 02:13:40
She was gay, but only part-time.


Alexander's Horse
30-10-2005, 00:04:16
you mean we could have had some lesbo action as well? Cool.

31-10-2005, 06:54:53
Are you kidding me? Sulu was queer as a $3 bill.
Mark my words...Tom Cruise is in the same closet.
If you'd like any more information, you'll have to pay me for it.

31-10-2005, 08:12:42
i can see tom cruise being gay......

31-10-2005, 09:37:36
Tom has always been looking for a few good men.

31-10-2005, 09:49:47
and i'm still laughing at the Sun's 'Missionary Impossible' gag :lol: