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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:15 pm

FoxNews.com wrote:LOS ANGELES — George Takei (search), who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the 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 (search) 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 (search), 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 (search), 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 (search) and is chairman of East West Players (search), the theater company producing "Equus."
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:17 pm

Wow, any bets on who's going to be next to come out???

I'm going to go with Dr. Phil.

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Postby Simulacrum » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:28 pm

Coppermine wrote:Wow, any bets on who's going to be next to come out???

I'm going to go with Dr. Phil.

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I'm going with Coppermine. :-D
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Postby logan » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:29 pm

i know there's a joke in this somewhere but i have a headache and can't think.
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Postby WharfRat » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:35 pm

My guess is the guy from the home design show. He's got gay written all over him.

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Postby acsguitar » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:47 pm

WharfRat wrote:My guess is the guy from the home design show. He's got gay written all over him.

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That guys super! anyways Sulu was obviously gay
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:15 pm

Ty is soooo gay.

But I'm sticking with Dr. Phil...

Or Coppermine

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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:16 pm

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Soooooo gay


I don't get it... :-?
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:17 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Image
Soooooo gay


I don't get it... :-?


Google it.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:34 pm

Coppermine wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:Image
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I don't get it... :-?


Google it.


I think he's trying to put the male end of the processor into the male end of the cpu slot. The arrow should point towards the arrow space
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