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To Be Takei: George Takei, Brad Altman open up about their 27-year love story

Monday, August 18, 2014
Twenty-seven years ago, Star Trek actor George Takei was in a gay running club in Los Angeles and noticed the best runner in the club, a man named Brad Altman. "I went up to him and asked him to train me for my first marathon," he says. "And before [...]

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George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride, Macklemore surprises crowd

Monday, June 30, 2014
George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride march on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
SEATTLE — Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday for the city's 40th annual Pride Parade. This year's theme — "Generations of Pride"— honors civil rights battles in the city that elected its first openly gay mayor last November. Actor George Takei, who played in the "Star Trek" [...]

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California legislature honors George Takei as part of LGBT Pride celebration

Monday, June 23, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month. In the Assembly, the introduction for Takei noted his work in improving relations between the U.S. and Japan and serving as a spokesman for gay [...]

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George Takei kicks off LGBT Pride parade in Columbus

Saturday, June 21, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio — “Star Trek” actor and gay activist George Takei kicked off a gay pride parade in central Ohio. Takei, who led the parade through Columbus city streets on Saturday, told The Columbus Dispatch that he wants the United States to be a country where everyone enjoys equality. [...]

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George Takei sees movement toward gay pride beginning in Japan

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Actor George Takei, left, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, center, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe toast during a reception at Kennedy's official residence Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Tokyo.
TOKYO — George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal. Takei said he has noticed a [...]

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George Takei presented with GLAAD award for promoting LGBT equality

Sunday, May 4, 2014
George Takei accepts the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in New York.
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei was presented with the Vito Russo award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in New York on Saturday night. [...]

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‘Oh my’ – George Takei is peeved over Arizona’s anti-gay religious freedom bill

Sunday, February 23, 2014
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Star Trek legend and LGBT rights activist George Takei is speaking out over Arizona's controversial legislation that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in refusing to serve gay and lesbian customers and others. [...]

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George Takei to receive LGBT advocacy leadership award

Thursday, August 22, 2013
George Takei and husband Brad Altman.
MIAMI — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has announced that Star Trek actor George Takei will receive the 2013 National Leadership Award. [...]

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Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia’s anti-gay law

Saturday, August 10, 2013
Ignat Kozlov, APOlympic rings for the 2014 Winter Olympics installed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, in southern Russia.
LONDON — From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering the image of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. [...]

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Actor, activist George Takei: ‘Move Winter Olympic Games out of Russia’

Thursday, August 8, 2013
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT activist George Takei on Wednesday repeated his call for the 2014 Winter Olympic games to be moved out of Russia. [...]

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