Thursday, October 27, 2005


The swashbuckling Sulu, George Takei, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he's gay.

From The AP:
Takei said 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 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, have been together for 18 years.
'Bout time Sulu confirmed the longstanding rumor.


Anonymous said...

Nice headline, Ron.
And by "nice" of course I mean "wrong."
You're such a loin!

Ron Davis said...

Back at ya!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I needed that.
I knew you'd know I was kidding.
Jeez. What a news day, eh?