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Beam Me Up Scotty! George Takei Says It’s “Really Unfortunate” That Mr. Sulu in Star Trek Beyond Is Gay

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In a surprising “Oh myyyyyyyy” turn of events openly gay actor and gay rights activist George Takei in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, has said that he’s glad they’re adding a gay character to the upcoming Star Trek Beyond but not so glad that it was the character he created in the original Star Trek series, Mr. Sulu.

“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character. Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate … I said, ‘This movie is going to be coming out on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the 50th anniversary of paying tribute to Gene Roddenberry, the man whose vision it was carried us through half a century. Honor him and create a new character. I urged them. He left me feeling that that was going to happen.”

Simon Pegg, who co-scripted Star Trek Beyond, begs to differ though.

“I have huge love and respect for George Takei, his heart, courage and humor are an inspiration,” Pegg begins. “However, with regards to his thoughts on our Sulu, I must respectfully disagree with him.”

Speaking specifically upon Takei’s issue of wanting and preferring a new LGBT character for Trek, Pegg elaborated, saying:

“He’s right, it is unfortunate, it’s unfortunate that the screen version of the most inclusive, tolerant universe in science fiction hasn’t featured an LGBT character until now. We could have introduced a new gay character, but he or she would have been primarily defined by their sexuality, seen as the ‘gay character’, rather than simply for who they are, and isn’t that tokenism?”

Pegg continued:

“Justin Lin, Doug Jung and I loved the idea of it being someone we already knew because the audience have a pre-existing opinion of that character as a human being, unaffected by any prejudice. Their sexual orientation is just one of many personal aspects, not the defining characteristic. Also, the audience would infer that there has been an LGBT presence in the Trek Universe from the beginning (at least in the Kelvin timeline), that a gay hero isn’t something new or strange. It’s also important to note that at no point do we suggest that our Sulu was ever closeted, why would he need to be? It’s just hasn’t come up before.” Pegg continues:. “Our Trek is an alternate timeline with alternate details. Whatever magic ingredient determines our sexuality was different for Sulu in our timeline. I like this idea because it suggests that in a hypothetical multiverse, across an infinite matrix of alternate realities, we are all LGBT somewhere.

Whatever dimension we inhabit, we all just want to be loved by those we love (and I love George Takei). I can’t speak for every reality but that must surely true of this one. Live long and prosper.”


The Hollywood Reporter,

George Takei Takes On TLC With “My Husbands Not Straight” Ohhh Myyyyyyyyyyyy! – Video

“These couples try against the odds to remain in their same-sex marriages. The hetero men are ready to deny their natural urges and desires. My Husband’s Not Straight. Because not everyone can play gay and stay gay.

And the best thing ever is that in less than one day, the Takei’s spoof has already been seen by eighty percent more viewers than tuned in to watch TLC’s disgusting ratings bomb “My Husbands Not Gay” 



TEDTalks – George Takei: “Why I love a country that once betrayed me” – Video

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When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security” measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less)


LGBTQ News Week In Review: – The HRC and NGLTF Get SLAMMED, Gay Republicans, Vince Vaugh, Miss Pope, Lexington KY, Seth Stambaugh, Strippers Fight Back!, and Mr. Sulu Calls Someone a "Douchebag"!

*  After wasting the best opportunity we have had to advance LGBT rights in American over the past 20 years while the Democrats held the Presidency, the House and  the Congress from 2008 to 2010.  Blame for Gay Inc’s ineptitude is FINALLY coming back to them for selling out the LGBT community to the Democrats and for more transparency, accountability,  and also for resignations finally hit Joe Solmonese of the Human Rights Commision and Rea Carey of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 

But quite frankly, watching some of them at the federal level over the past two years has been a lesson in political malpractice that has left me ill and speechless more times than I care to count – Kerry Eleveld  – The Advocate

*  The Log Cabin Republicans are taking the “DADT is Unconstitutional Case” to The Supreme Court.  the LCR and DADT story is  really quite interesting and  ironic considering they back mostly anti-gay political candidates.  The scary thing is.  LCR has made more progress than  both the HRC and the NGLTF to get DADT strickened and repealed.

*  Vince Vaugh is GLAD that GLAAD didn’t get its way that the “that’s gay” joke wasn’t cut from ” The Dilemma”.  VINCE PLEASE LEARN WHEN TO STFU.

*  Although the Democrats suffered heavy loses in the 2010 Midterm elections, Gay candidates scored BIG!

*  The Pope once again attacked gay marriage while visiting Spain in a lovely red and white frock. The  Bracelona LGBT Community fight back with a kiss-in.

*  Lexington, KY to become the 3rd Largest City in The United States with an openly gay mayor.

*  After getting openly gay teacher Seth Stambaugh fired from his student teaching job in Beaverton Oregon, Aaron Krikava pulls his son from the school after Stambaugh is reinstated. Says Kirkava:  “We have been called every name under the sun. We are not bigots, homophobes, or religious fanatics,”   Butcha are Blance.  You are!

*  Ohio Strippers FIGHT BACK against religious extremist in Ohio.  You go girls!

*  LGBT Election News Round-up: The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY.

*  Watch George Takei Respond To AK School Board Homophobe Clint McCance “You Sir,  Are A Douchebag.”