‘Star Trek’ Gets Its First Gay Character.

Actor John Cho has revealed that his character in Star Trek- Hikaru Sulu is gay. He will be seen in upcoming movie ‘Star Trek -Beyond’ as being in a same sex relationship and the father to a daughter.

Cho is pleased with the way in which his personal life has been introduced to the saga, “I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out it, which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicise one’s personal orientation,” he said.

George Takei, an openly gay actor played the character of Sulu in the original 1960s Star Trek series. But that character was not homosexual.

Star Trek Beyond, directed by Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin, arrives in theaters on July 22.

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