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George Takei Trolls TLC With the New Reality Show, 'My Husband's Not Straight': VIDEO

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By now you've seen or at least read about the controversy behind TLC's Mormon-centric reality show My Husband's Not Gay, which follows four men in Utah and promotes the idiotic idea that gay people can can and should choose to be straight in order to conform to their communities of faith.

TakeiNow George Takei has come up with a way to bring equality to the situation: his parody show called — My Husband's Not Straight.

What if straight men tried the same in a gay world?

Says Takei: "These couples try against the odds to remain in their same-sex marriages. The hetero men are ready to deny their natural urges and desires. My Husband's Not Straight. Because not everyone can play gay and stay gay."

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George Takei Fires Off Witty Answers to Dumb Questions About Gay People: VIDEO

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Stopping by The Meredith Vieira Show this week, George Takei did a dramatic reenactment of his recent collaboration with Buzzfeed where he provided witty answers to dumb questions about gay people. 

Later, Meredith introduced a new charity campaign called "Hugs for Honey" - with the show donating $25 to GLAAD for every hug George could rack up. In a separate video, George revealed his craziest encounter with a "Trekkie," his celebrity crush, and whether he's more of a Walking Dead or American Horror Story kind of guy. 

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Check out George Takei's Witty Answers to Dumb Questions About Gay People

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No one at this point should be questioning the comedic genius that is George Takei, but anyone in doubt (and everyone else, for that matter) should take a look at his most recent collaboration with BuzzFeed, wherein he answers burning questions from the straights about gays. Fielding such inquiries as, "Why do gay guys always hit on me please stop" [sic] and "Why can't gay guys have babies :'( they would make such beautiful babies" [sic], George replies with wit and aplomb...and occasionally a mimosa.

Check it out HERE.


George Takei Shares Love Story of How He and Husband Brad Altman Met: VIDEO

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In a new video for Oprah: Where Are They Now?, George Takei shares the story of how, while in a gay running group in 1987, he met and fell in love with the best runner in the club - a man named Brad Altman.

Altman and Takei tied the knot in September 2008.

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George Takei Provides Last Minute Funding For Indie Boy Scout Series: VIDEO

Camp Abercorn, the crowdfunded web series focusing on the culture associated with being a part of the Boy Scouts of America, has met its fundraising goal thanks to a last minute donation from none other than George Takei late last Friday.

7437525714_1e9142282a_z“As a former Boy Scout myself, it pains me deeply that the BSA still boots out gay Scouts when they turn 18,” Takei wrote in a Facebook post. “This web series will help educate and inform, as well as entertain. That gets a big thumbs up from me.”

In 2013, more than 60% of the the Boy Scouts of America’s voting members moved to lift its previous ban on gay-identified individuals from participating in the organization as scouts. Openly gay adults, conversely, are still barred from being active troop leaders or employees of the BSA. The Compass Guides of America, a fictional analogue to the BSA, and its similar anti-gay bylaws will serve as a backdrop for one of Camp Abercron’s main plotlines, says series creator Jeffrey Simon.

An openly gay Eagle Scout himself, Simon is drawing heavily on his own experience with the BSA to create a story that he describes not as an autobiographical tale, but rather a love letter to camp.

“Our stories celebrate the true value of Scouting and confront its faults in an honest way,” he expressed in a press release.

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George Takei: Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry Wasn't Ready For a Gay Storyline

Screenshot 2014-07-23 13.36.27George Takei took some time out of his busy schedule of being generally awesome to stop by Bill Maher’s Real Time hot seat last Friday to talk about the gay-themed episode of Star Trek that never was. Takei, who was not publically out as a gay may while he was playing the role of Hikaru Sulu, claims that the cast and crew of the hit series were very well aware of his sexuality.

“But they were cool about it,” Takei explained. “Because they [knew] that if they made a public statement about it or made it very obvious then my career would be destroyed.”

Star Trek, known for pushing the conversation about a number of social issues forward through the use of allegory, wasn’t quite ready for a plotline dealing with homosexuality, Takei said. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, to whom Takei pitched the idea, feared that in pushing the envelope too far, the show might run the risk of being cancelled and losing its ability to make any kind of social commentary.

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