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George Takei: “‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry Was Aware Of My Sexual Orientation And Very Supportive”

takei-gay-490x670Some of the cast and creatives were aware that I was gay, and I did, on occasion, bring a male date to parties. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was aware of my sexual orientation and very supportive. That was the extraordinary thing about Star Trek. That we were a diverse crew of people representing so many colors, backgrounds and heritages. That was the promise of the future. And, now, in the J.J. Abrams reboot, an openly gay actor is playing a Vulcan in love with an African American. I’m not really surprised by this. Star Trek taught us to look ahead to a time where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream was fulfilled. Being a part of that vision was — and has remained — a tremendous honor.”

–Actor/activist George Takei on whether his Star Trek castmates and creator knew he was gay while making the original iconic sci-fi series, in an interview with Huffington Post

By:           Jeremy Kinser
On:           Jul 1, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • Wilbready
      Wilbready

      Uncle George, you were and are a bright beacon of hope and inspiration! I may not know you personally, but your humor and insight always brighten my day. Best of luck to you and your beau!

      Jul 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      You’re hip.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      From what I’ve seen and read about Roddenberry he was pleased to have such a varied cast as he was a lot of an egotist.

      But creating one of the biggest money spinning enduring franchises of all time gives you the right.

      Still boring though, except the new films which are superb.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigWoody
      BigWoody

      As George would say (in a deep baratone voice) “OH MY!”

      Jul 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      You rock, George!!! May you live lonnnnnnng and prosper! (Where HAVE I heard THAT before???). ;-)

      Jul 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      If it’s possible, I love Star Trek even more.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BritAus
      BritAus

      Thank you 2eo.
      There’s always one who has to be negative.
      Keep up the tradition, you miserable ____.

      Jul 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @BritAus: Basic literacy would prove beyond doubt what I said was not only not negative in any capacity but actually complimentary.

      But then basic literacy is out of your meagre grasp isn’t it.

      Jul 2, 2013 at 6:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gorecky
      Gorecky

      I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 to 85 per/h. Without a doubt this is the easiest and most financially rewarding job I’ve ever had. I actually started 6 months ago and this has totally changed my life. Here’s what I do Going1.C0M

      Jul 2, 2013 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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