Sulu is gay. Get over it.

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In a recent interview with Australia’s Herald Sun , John Cho (the actor who portrays Hikaru Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek franchise) stated that in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Sulu will become the first openly gay main character in the long running programs history. It will be revealed that he has a husband and daughter waiting for his safe return on Earth. This is a worthy tribute to the original actor of the Enterprise’s helmsman role, George Takei. Takei has been a standard barer and pioneer in LGBT rights. In 2008, he and long time partner Brad Altman became the first same sex couple to apply for a marriage license in the state of California and have been together for 29 years (a HELL of a lot longer than the vast majority of heterosexual Hollywood couples I might add).

Star Trek has always been a vision of a…

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