Takei: A Gay Sulu Is Unfortunate

George Takei is an activist and consciousness-raiser, especially for the LGBT community and for Asian-Americans and their struggle to be represented in the American media. So I found it interesting that he didn’t approve the news that Sulu — the character Takei played in the 1960s in “Star Trek” — is revealed to be gay in the next “Star Trek” movie. Takei is trying to protect the integrity of the character. He’d love a gay character in the franchise, but wishes it were not Sulu.

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