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The morning the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage a nationwide right, I got the New York Times News Alert in my inbox, and my roommate and I locked eyes. “I’m gonna have to play Ciara,” was the first thing out of her mouth, and though I didn’t exactly know why, it was clear that’s what we had to do. We played Ciara.
After a week of devastating news and social injustice in America, it comes as an ecstatic surprise that today the country took at least one giant step forward in one matter of equality. As you probably know by now, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. And while inevitably this news came with its share of vehement, embittered ranting from the those who dissented, it was for so many a day of unbridled, cathartic joy and promise.
We’ve been anxious to set eyes on the new George Takei documentary, To Be Takei, ever since our own Jason Bailey reported good things from Sundance earlier this year. He wrote: “Director Jennifer M. Kroot’s film mostly aims simply to entertain (and it does so), hopscotching through Takei’s unusual life, complimenting it with his own commentary (often accompanied by his distinctive, throaty laugh), and documenting his relationship with [his husband] Brad.” The actor and activist has been an outspoken voice in the LGBT rights movement, lending his whip-smart sense of humor and wisdom to the running Internet commentary. To celebrate the release of To Be Takei, we’re looking back at some of the former Star Trek icon’s greatest quotes about activism, LGBT rights, and more.