George Takei officially came out of the closet (Cabinet?) last week. He stated, "The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay. The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young."
I have to agree with him. I think people’s view of gay people has changed somewhat over the years. Being black myself, I understand the meaning of being different, and there have been great strides in race relations to a point. But, now we also have to get over this mistrust of gays.
But, most Trekkies knew he was already gay to begin with, so it’s not a shock.
Note: I saw Mr. Takei in person one time. He walked right pass me, and I really didn’t put two and two together.
Someone shouted out, “Hello, Mr. Takei!”
I turned around and saw Takei walking away, as he waved to the person who spoke to him. I then turned to my friend Joey, “I didn’t know. I could have gotten him to sign something for me.”Joey merely shrugged.