In Star Trek Beyond, Cho’s character Sulu is revealed to be gay, having a daughter with his male partner. Cho told Vulture, that in the cut scene, the two men share a welcome-home kiss when they are at the airport with their daughter.
George Takei, who came out as gay over a decade ago and played Sulu in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek TV series, said in a Facebook post earlier this month that while he was “delighted” there was a gay character, he felt that making Sulu gay was a twisting of Roddenberry’s original vision.
Takei, an LGBT activist, first learned about Sulu being gay in Star Trek Beyond from Cho, but Takei said he would prefer have a new gay character, rather than Sulu, “suddenly being revealed as being closeted.”
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