2008 September 14

George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, Marries His Same-Sex Partner


As a child, George Takei was evacuated and interned along with his parents and other Japanese-Americans on the West Coast (see President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s authorization of the evacuation on February 19, 1942). He later became famous as the character Hikaru Sulu on the television show Star Trek.

George Takei then became a prominent gay rights activist, and on this day he married his partner in California.

In November 2015 George Takei appeared on Broadway in a musical, Allegiance, about the Japanese-American internment.

Learn more about George at his web site: http://www.georgetakei.com

Hear George Takei talk about his Internment experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yogXJl9H9z0

Read: George Takei, To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu (1994)

Check out George’s web site: http://www.georgetakei.com/

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