Gay actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Sulu on “Star Trek,” says Trumps plan to eliminate the “transgender” category is part of broader plan
George’s tweet came after The New York Times broke news on Sunday, Oct. 21 that the Trump administration is considering a legal definition of gender that would no longer recognize transgender people.
“Trump wants his followers panicking. The trans / immigrants / mobs of women are out to get them, he bellows,” George tweeted.
“He turns up the heat, but we turn out the votes. We Dems are cool, determined, and laser-focused on flipping the House and many governorships. #BlueWave.”
Trump wants his followers panicking. The trans / immigrants / mobs of women are out to get them, he bellows.
He turns up the heat, but we turn out the votes. We Dems are cool, determined, and laser-focused on flipping the House and many governorships. #BlueWave
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 21, 2018
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About George Takei
George Hosato Takei was born April 20, 1937 in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles California. He now splits his time between Los Angeles and Arizona, U.S.A.
What is he famous for?
George Takei is an actor, most recognized for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star
Trek” television series from 1966 – 1969. Since then he has reprised his roles in several other productions within the “Star Trek” franchise including “Star Trek: The Animated Series”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and six “Star Trek” feature films.
He has appeared in the television shows, “Heroes”, “Star Wars: Clone Wars” and “The Apprentice”. His work in theatre includes a production of Dustin Lance Black’s play, “8” in support of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. He also starred in the musical, “Allegiance” in 2012, based on his own experience as a child in a Japanese American internment camp during the Second World War.
He has a vast social media following and attends fan conventions such as “Comic-Con” regularly. He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.
Is George Takei gay?
Takai came out publicly in an interview with “Frontiers” magazine in October 2005. The article announced that Takei was gay and in a committed 18 year relationship with his current husband, Brad Altman. He describes his own experience of coming out as long process.
Many of Takei’s fans have been aware of his sexuality since the 1970’s, as Takei never hid his memberships or support of LGBT organizations and causes. Takei is an activist for gay rights and a spokesperson for the “Coming Out Project” with the Human Rights Campaign. He received the GLAAD Vito Russo Award in May 2014 for his contributions as a media professional promoting equality for the LGBT community.