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George Takei, who for many years played Mr. Sulu in Star Trek, came out as a proud homosexual man in 2005, and has been a gay pride activist ever since. Now his he offered to lend his name — literally — to the fight against a Tennessee bill that would prevent public school teachers from even speaking the word “gay” when confronted with a student experiencing turmoil or bullying due to his or her sexual orientation.
His weapons are pop culture icon status and a rapier wit. George suggests that teachers and students get around the law by saying “Takei” instead of “gay”.
“You can march in a Takei Pride Parade!”
From the YouTube link:
George Takei takes on the Tennessee Legislature and its “Don’t Say Gay” bill, in the way only George Takei can!
A bill now pending in Tennessee would prohibit teachers in that state from discussing homosexuality in the classroom. The so-called “don’t say gay” law is premised on the misguided belief that, by not talking about gay people, they can simply make us disappear.
George is here to tell Tennessee, and all the LGBT youth and teachers who would be affected by this law, that he is here for you. In fact, he is lending his name to the cause. Any time you need to say the word “gay,” you can simply say “Takei.”
You can buy T-shirts and other items that say “It’s OK to be Takei”, to wear and display with pride and to show Tennessee and the world that you’re against censorship and bigotry….
All the proceeds from the sales of these items will be donated to charity. Have a TAKEI old time!
Original post at Osocio.