GAYS: THE FINAL FRONTIER!
Last year, the third installment of the Star Trek reboot series, Star Trek Beyond, raised a big stink because writer Simon Pegg decided to make Helmsman Hikaru Sulu canonically gay, with a husband and a daughter. People objected to making Sulu gay because they felt it was homophobic to make a character gay just because his original actor, George Takei, is also gay.
I would like to say that, personally, I have no problem with Sulu being gay whatsoever, obviously. Representation is important, especially in such a universal cultural phenomenon like Star Trek. Maybe Pegg just wanted to sexually diversify the crew of the Enterprise and Sulu was the logical choice.
(Later edit): However, I’ve read that George Takei disapproves of the development, so…
But going back to logicalness…if he wanted to make someone on the Enterprise gay, there was a certain pointy eared science officer he could have chosen instead…
I am just saying, the whole “I must suppress my human emotions” thing is totally a euphemism for staying in the closet.
(Let him marry Kirk already. It’s been fifty years. It’s time.) -TRL