23rd July 2014
Watch: George Takei ‘shocked’ that comics icon Archie will be killed off saving gay friend 1
6:11 PM — George Takei has reacted to the news that comic character Archie will be shot while saving his gay friend Kevin Keller.
21st July 2014
George Takei: I pitched a gay-themed Star Trek episode, but it was shot down 7
11:12 AM — George Takei has revealed that he once pitched the idea of doing a gay-themed Star Trek episode, but it was shot down by the show's executive producer.
2nd July 2014
US: Macklemore and George Takei take to the streets of Seattle for Pride
1:03 PM — George Takei and Macklemore served as two of the grand marshals at Seattle Pride on Sunday.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
1st June 2014
George Takei releases own ‘Let It Go’ cover in response to ‘God Hates Fags’ church 2
4:07 PM — George Takei has released his own cover of Let It Go, mocking the Westboro Baptist Church.
5th May 2014
George Takei: Media was a soul-crushing monster that stripped gays of all humanity 4
8:56 PM — George Takei has claimed that when he was young, the media was "a soul crushing monster" that "stripped us of all humanity".
4th May 2014
Orange Is the New Black triumphs at GLAAD Media awards
1:15 PM — Orange is the New Black has triumphed at the GLAAD Media Awards, taking home the prize for outstanding comedy series.
22nd August 2013
Olympic Committee President: We are content with reassurances from Russia over anti-gay legislation 13
6:16 PM — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released a statement saying it is content with the reassurances given by Russia over an anti-gay law signed in June for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
9th August 2013
George Takei backs petition to move Russia Olympics to Canada over ‘horrific’ anti-gay laws 10
2:10 PM — Star Trek actor and gay rights activist George Takei has backed a petition to move the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Russia to the 2010 host city Vancouver because of "horrific" anti-gay legislation.
27th March 2013
US: Bud Light beer comes out in support of equal marriage 1
4:47 PM — As part of a social media campaign to raise awareness and support for equal marriage, US beer company Bud Light, has offered its support to the cause, as the US Supreme Court considers arguments around two cases.
US: Hundreds of thousands take to social media to support equal marriage 7
2:45 AM — Thousands of social media users have taken to Facebook and Twitter, to change their profile pictures to an altered version of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) logo, in support of equal marriage.
19th December 2012
Video: This Christmas, George Takei will help you come out for your family for $99 8
9:01 PM — In a spoof infomercial sketch for last night's Conan show, Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick with a little help from Star Trek star George Takei offered to help viewers come out to their family at the Christmas dinner.
5th December 2012
Same-sex marriage opponent Donald Trump admits to attending a ‘beautiful’ gay wedding 12
1:47 PM — George Takei says he hopes his lunch date with Donald Trump can help end the billionaire’s opposition to equal marriage, and has revealed that the social conservative recently attended a “beautiful” gay wedding.
4th December 2012
George Takei beams into Archie Comics’ gay teen series Kevin Keller 3
6:39 PM — Gay actor George Takei, whose best known for his portrayal as Star Trek’s Mr Sulu, crosses a new frontier this week appearing as himself in an issue of Archie Comics' series about Kevin Keller, an openly gay teenager.
16th October 2012
Video: LGBT celebrities rally around Obama ahead of TV debate 8
5:19 PM — Ahead of tonight’s second presidential debate in New York several of America’s biggest LGBT celebrities have come together to endorse Barack Obama’s re-election bid in a new campaign video.
7th March 2012
Kirk Cameron says he was ‘slandered’ over ‘unnatural gays’ comment 52
1:19 PM — Former child actor Kirk Cameron has responded to fierce criticism of his comments about gays at the weekend denying they were 'not loving', and claiming he has been 'slandered' and unfairly accused of hate speech.
5th March 2012
George Takei to counsel Trump at gay marriage lunch 14
11:43 AM — George Takei will tackle Donald Trump's views on gay marriage over a lunch, the Star Trek actor has said.
7th July 2011
Interview: It’s more than OK to be George Takei 15
5:41 PM — For many, George Takei will always be Sulu, the helmsman he immortalised in the science-fiction series Star Trek. But the veteran actor has forged a long and diverse career incorporating stage, television, radio and film. He has been involved in civil rights movements for just as long. Laurence Watts met him at his Hollywood home.