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(Some Guy)   Star Trek's Mr. Sulu comes out. Set phasers to "fabulous"   (advocate.com) divider line 395
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2005-10-28 01:33:32 AM  
clevershark

Good thing I wasn't drinking, or you'd owe me a new keyboard. With that last sentence though, the bill's in the mail for the mind bleach and the 12 gauge applicator.
 
2005-10-28 01:34:52 AM  
black wang
 
2005-10-28 01:35:26 AM  
San Francisco Chronicle has a better article (pops).
 
2005-10-28 01:35:54 AM  
smoovement:

I have no problem with homosexuals. I just don't think understand the whole concept of what you do for sex or companionship making you a protected class in society. I can understand not discriminating - but offering special laws or treatment because of that?


No one's giving them special treatment. That's you projecting. They've had shiatty treatment forever in this country.

I'm pretty damn anti-PC myself. If gays actually had the same rights as everyone else, and weren't discriminated against, this "Yea for the Homosexual!" you complain about would vanish right away.
 
2005-10-28 01:37:13 AM  
"My mahogany wang is an assault weapon"
 
2005-10-28 01:37:36 AM  
Don't worry smoovement, I'm sure your many qualities will keep any self-respecting faggot from hitting on you. You have nothing to worry from the big bad gays.
 
2005-10-28 01:37:40 AM  
clevershark

You can imagine her with Ann Coulter drawing lots to determine who's going to be, you know, the man that night.

Of course Coulter has the advantage of not needing, er, an artificial appendage.


i don't know how to respond to that... whether to laugh, agree, or throw up... i just don't know....

I met her in a club down in old soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
C-o-l-a cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Coulter
C-o-u-l-t-e-r coulter co-co-co-co coulter


/decisions decisions
 
2005-10-28 01:37:46 AM  
As a trekkie (since '72), and a homophobe (since birth), this causes certain disquieting feelings.
I never considered him being gay. I know Shatner has been acting gay for the last 8 years, but thats always been more of a WTF?!? thing with me.
ok. I can deal with this. Someone I think was/is cool is gay.
 
2005-10-28 01:37:49 AM  
So has he ever seen a midget naked?
 
2005-10-28 01:38:08 AM  
smoovement:

Err, what special rights? They want to get married? It sounds more like you want to protect your special rights to get married.
 
2005-10-28 01:39:54 AM  
And people always wondered why Starfleet was based out of San Francisco...


Seriously, I met the guy about 10 years ago at a con and he had this one guy who was awfully close to him, so this doesn't really come as much of a surprise to me. Still, a very nice guy who seemed to enjoy spending time with the fans.
 
2005-10-28 01:41:00 AM  
smoovement,

there is no push to provide special treatment to homosexuals or women or ethnic or racial minorities... You are letting your own fear get the better of you.

Allowing a normalized relationship to exist is not special treatment - it is an attempt at true equality.
 
2005-10-28 01:41:17 AM  
Holy jumpin' mother of God in a sidecar full of chocolate.
 
2005-10-28 01:42:29 AM  
I need to take my gaydar to the shop...

first Anderson Cooper and now Sulu

/not that there's anything wrong with it :)
 
2005-10-28 01:42:48 AM  
I bet if I went down to Daddy's in the Castro right now, I'd find geeks asking for Romulan ale and text messaging like crazy....
 
2005-10-28 01:48:24 AM  
cranberryzero [TotalFark]

I love how yahoo for the story used the "gayest" picture they could find:


Since it's about him coming out thats bad how?
 
2005-10-28 01:48:27 AM  
"his Space, the final frontier.."
 
2005-10-28 01:48:56 AM  
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/Could not be located for comment...
 
2005-10-28 01:48:58 AM  
OH God no, now all that Star Trek gay fanart has foundation!
 
2005-10-28 01:49:06 AM  
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2005-10-28 01:50:40 AM  
LincolnLogolas

?.... yeeeaaaah..... uhm... i... wow this is awkward how... where did you come up with that one?


/should i even ask that?
 
2005-10-28 01:54:01 AM  
cabal08

That reminds me of . . .
Peter: Wow, I'm even better than that dad from Lost In Space.
[flashback]
Dad: We need to chart this planet. Greg, you take my 16 year old daughter out into the woods for the rest of the day. Penny, you stay with me. And Will, you and the robot go out into the uncharted wilderness and take this mincing, boy-hungry pedophile with you.
 
2005-10-28 01:54:06 AM  
Err, what special rights? They want to get married? It sounds more like you want to protect your special rights to get married.

Every gay friend I have says they couldn't care less if it is called marriage or called lasagna, they just want the same legal rights as a married man and woman. I'll never understand the big deal over the word "marriage" with regards to gays.
 
2005-10-28 01:54:34 AM  
Digitalstrange,

Considering that sexual orientation has no power over your body posture, facial expression or wardrobe, the editor had to make the decision to find that photo - which most likely in their estimation showed off the more stereotypically 'gay' expressions of Takei.
 
2005-10-28 01:55:20 AM  
I don't care who he likes, I think Takei's got a great announcing and book-on-tape voice.
 
2005-10-28 01:55:51 AM  
submitter: Set phasers to "fabulous" "Stunning"
 
2005-10-28 01:56:02 AM  
Yeah, I've run into Sulu a few times at LA area events, usually screenings of classic films and he's always with some young guy on his arm.

I don't think his closet ever had a door.

JM
 
2005-10-28 01:57:01 AM  
I'll never understand the big deal over the word "marriage" with regards to gays.

I think it mostly has to do with the religious interpretation of the word marriage rather than the political interpretation of the word marriage.
 
2005-10-28 01:57:07 AM  
[image from lorry.org too old to be available]
"I guess this takes the heat off of us"

/I keed
 
2005-10-28 02:03:20 AM  
Wonderful...more poofters.
 
2005-10-28 02:05:52 AM  
oh man!

Funniest thread ever!

haha, I'm dying here....can't...hahha....breathe...
 
2005-10-28 02:06:18 AM  
Aiai

Considering that sexual orientation has no power over your body posture, facial expression or wardrobe...

If that were true, how come there *is* a stereotype? I'm not saying all homosexuals are mincing camp queens, but I'm pretty sure there is a tendency to display certain traits more amongst gay men than straight men.
 
2005-10-28 02:06:42 AM  
Mbrother:

The "Atavachron," if remember right, and I'm not even a major Trek fan.

It's interesting that practically every time-travel story from H.G. Wells to Ray Bradbury onward treats it as a cause of more trouble, rather than any kind of solution to the problems of the time-traveler's present.

Meh... I'm getting too literary for Fark.
 
2005-10-28 02:06:47 AM  
Kirk and Uhura had the first ever on-air interracial kiss, though. Pretty progressive stuff back then.

Actually, they didn't kiss. The producer, or someone, wouldn't let them do it, so they turned their heads so it looked like they were kissing. Or so I have heard; that was an awful episode and I haven't watched even a "good" TOS episode in years.
 
2005-10-28 02:07:05 AM  
I would have bet money it was Walter Koenig...so I guess my gaydar sucks.
 
2005-10-28 02:09:31 AM  
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2005-10-28 02:10:47 AM  
Crocodile

Adam Carolla played a game with Andy Dick a couple nights ago. The game was called "Gay, Straight, or Dead." They claimed George "Mr. Sulu" Takei was straight. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

---

I saw that! They even said they double checked with his agent and everything.
 
2005-10-28 02:13:40 AM  
lindseyp,

There is a segment of the gay population that have tendencies towards effeminate behavior and verbal lisps, but it has been argued that this behavior is affected more than inherent to the population.

Just run across a few bears, they will show you that gay men aren't necessarily all thin, frail and 'pretty'.
 
2005-10-28 02:13:41 AM  
I guess he's not into "young wet biatches" after all.
 
2005-10-28 02:16:23 AM  
Guess I'm just not hip to who's gay because I never thought he was. Met him once though, nice guy.
 
2005-10-28 02:19:23 AM  
I like to consider myself on the forefront of celebrity gossip and such, but that's the second time in less than two months I've been caught off-guard by the "gay or asian" question. My friend Muffin (who actually dated my wife when they were in college, before he came out) was stunned that I didn't know B.D. Wong was gay. I loved him as Father Mikada in Oz, but just really had no clue. And now this?

And y'know, I've asked my out friends repeatedly for a copy of the Gay Agenda the next time they all had a meeting, and they just keep forgetting. Fabulous shoes and just the right amount of product, sure, but jeez, talk about inconsiderate.

Now I'm just wondering who will complete my "no, idiot, he's always been gaysian" trifecta.

/takes gaydar to shop for tune-up.
 
2005-10-28 02:26:43 AM  
lindseyp:

If that were true, how come there *is* a stereotype? I'm not saying all homosexuals are mincing camp queens, but I'm pretty sure there is a tendency to display certain traits more amongst gay men than straight men.

When you are ostricized by society as a whole, you are more likely to conform to stereotypes within your group to find a sense of belonging. As for the 'flaming gay' stereotype, that came from Oscar Wilde, who was the first person charged with being gay under British law.
 
2005-10-28 02:30:26 AM  
Star Trek's Mr Sulu comes out. . .

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2005-10-28 02:35:04 AM  
sens, you just made me do a spit-take. Lucky for me it was only coffee and not Chateau Rothschild '38 champagne.

You should have given both of them that "beauty" treatment, though...
 
2005-10-28 02:36:44 AM  
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2005-10-28 02:37:53 AM  
Screw you marzipanic. I never could figure out why that God damned face is so frightening.
 
2005-10-28 02:40:28 AM  
wow, F-ers sure get wound up when someone steps out of the closet....why so interested?
 
2005-10-28 02:42:16 AM  
oddly enough, he never asked kirk if he could see his "captain's log".

not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2005-10-28 02:42:49 AM  
Cannabilizer,
I would have bet money it was Walter Koenig...so I guess my gaydar sucks.

Your gaydar totally sucks -- there's a difference between being gay and being a wimp! :)
 
2005-10-28 02:46:08 AM  
Nick15

I assume you're scared of Balok, not the Gorn. But never fear - Balok was actually a disguise. The real Balok is revealed to be . . .
[image from startrek.com too old to be available]
 
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