Tag Archives: George Takei

NOTE THE DATE: George Takei Announces 2018 US House Challenge For Seat Of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes

Twitter is torn between joy and the certainty that this is an April Fools joke. From the Hollywood Reporter: Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek television series, announced on Twitter Friday night that he would be running for Congress. “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems. Let’s do …

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Sulu To Be Revealed As Gay In New Star Trek Film

From Australia’s Herald Sun: One of the best loved characters in the Star Trek universe has been revealed to be gay. Helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho, is shown in Star Trek Beyond as the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner. And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion — it’s just not …

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George Takei To Bernie Backers: End This “Family Squabble” And Unite Behind Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps the clip below: Actor and activist George Takei released a video on Wednesday on his Facebook page urging fellow supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to unite behind fellow Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Ultimately, we Democrats know that a bit of a tussle isn’t a bad thing — it makes us stronger. Keeps us sharp,” he …

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Geoge Takei: Why I Stayed Closeted So Long [AUDIO]

Michelangelo Signorile writes at the Huffington Post: George Takei, currently starring in the Broadway musical “Allegiance,” inspired by his own family’s struggles as Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, opened up about the enormous conflict he felt early on in his career being gay but remaining closeted. It wasn’t until 2005 that the legendary actor who played Sulu …

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Big Think: George Takei

From the clip recap: Actor, activist, prolific meme-generator, and cultural icon George Takei graces Big Think with his presence today in this powerful 5-minute clip. Takei explores Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s ambitious and progressive vision for the future: “Roddenberry felt that the Enterprise was a metaphor for starship earth and the strength of this starship lay in its diversity.” …

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George Takei Apologizes

George Takei has posted an apology for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “a clown in blackface.” An excerpt from his Facebook page: I am reminded, especially on this July 4th holiday, that though we have the freedom to speak our minds, we must use that freedom judiciously. Each of us, as humans, have hot-button topics that can set us …

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George Takei Raises Eyebrows With “Blackface” Comment About Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Via The Hill: Actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is slamming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after his dissent to last week’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide claimed that the government can neither give nor take away human dignity. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry,” the former “Star Trek” …

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It Takeis Two – Episode Two

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Episode One: It Takeis Two

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TRAILER: It Takeis Two

A new web series: In this “reality”-series, actor and activist George Takei (Star Trek’s Sulu) and husband Brad Takei navigate their daily lives, from the internet and Broadway to jetpacks and human hamster balls. With a recipe that is one part optimism and one part pragmatism, this dynamic duo overcomes life’s obstacles, reminding us that any great enterprise Takeis Two.

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George Takei Threatens Indiana Boycott

George Takei writes on his Facebook page: The Governor of Indiana has indicated that he will sign SB101—a law that allows businesses to discriminate against customers based on the proprietors’ religious beliefs. This bill is strikingly similar to one proposed—and vetoed due to public outcry—in Arizona. Such laws harken back to a time where our society was divided, and people …

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Matt Baume: Marriage New Watch

Clip recap: “The Alabama Supreme Court just went rogue on marriage, and that has George Takei pretty annoyed. Hundreds of Republicans just asked the U.S. Supreme Court to enact full federal equality. And the National Organization for Marriage’s losing streak continues with yet another slapdown in court.”

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George Takei: Give Alabama The Finger

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High Demand For George Takei Musical

Via the New York Post: Can Twitter followers turn a Broadway show into a hit? “Star Trek” star George Takei has a total 9.5 million followers on social media, and demand for tickets to his upcoming Broadway show has been riding high months before tickets actually go on sale. Takei’s musical, “Allegiance,” opens in October, and the box office isn’t …

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George Takei Does TED Talk

Clip recap: When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security” measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

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George Takei: Boycott Hobby Lobby

“In this case, the owners happen to be deeply Christian; one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees. As many have pointed out, Hobby Lobby is the same company that invests in Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceuticals, makers of abortion inducing-drugs and the morning after pill. …

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TRAILER: To Be Takei

Movie recap: A hilarious and moving look at legendary actor, activist and pop culture icon George Takei, who has conquered new frontiers from outer space to Capitol Hill with his trademark grin. Oh, my! Director: Jennifer M. Kroot. Actors: George Takei, Brad Takei, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Howard Stern, Dan Savage, Walter Koenig. The film opens on August …

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Quote Of The Day – Akie Abe

“There is no difference to importance of love from sexual orientation. There should not be any discrimination because who you love. I am going to raise my voice. If my raised voice could contribute to the pride of LGBT people, there is no greater joy.” – Akie Abe, the First Lady of Japan, speaking today at a gay pride event …

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George Takei Honored At GLAAD Awards

From his speech: “As long as LGBT people can be fired from their job for simply being who they are, our work isn’t done yet. As long as young people are kicked out of their families just for being who they are, our work is not done yet. As long as people are being bullied into feeling that their lives …

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Tweet Of The Day – George Takei

Inspired by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. From the GLAAD Media Awards with Kylie Minogue, Kacey Musgraves and Team Al… pic.twitter.com/TT2S1DDULC — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 4, 2014

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