George Takei Takes on Anti-Gay Tenn. Bill, Wins the Internet

Oh my.

George Takei has put together a video response to a bill recently passed in the Tennessee state Senate that bans teachers in the state from discussing any type of sexuality that isn’t heterosexuality.

Gay activist and #1 Hikaru Sulu George Takei has lobbed an amazingly succinct and playful protest against it. In the video, Takei suggests that, instead of the word “gay,” teachers in Tennessee should now say “Takei.”

The approach even has its own website, where you can purchase merchandise. (The income of which will be donated to an as-yet-unspecified charity.) The video also features an “It’s Okay to be Takei” theme song!

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have to go march in a Takei pride parade.


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and often random voice of the Tor.com staff. It is definitely up for any cast member of Star Trek sweeping the legs out from underneath any piece of discriminatory legislation.

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