Isn’t it nice when the fates align and you’re rewarded for your bravery? Teen Jacob Rudolph came out during a class awards ceremony on Tuesday in front of his 300 classmates and was later surprised by George Takei on television.
The New Jersey high school senior was accepting an award for Class Actor and had this to say to his classmates: “I would like to thank everyone for voting me Class Actor,” Rudolph said. “Sure, I’ve been in a few plays and musicals, but more importantly I’ve been acting every single day of my life.”
“You see, I’ve been acting as someone I’m not. Most of you see me acting every day, you see me acting the part of “straight Jacob,” but I’m actually an LGBT teen – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.”
He was met with a standing ovation from his classmates.
While he was on Anderson Live! to talk about the experience, he was surprised with his idol, George Takei. The Star Trek star is openly gay and had encouraging words for him.
Star Trek alumni George Takei seems like such a sweet soul. His deep, sultry voice was pretty much made to do something for the greater good of society. I was thinking more along the lines of a CD that you listen to as you slip into a deep slumber. But recording a narrative for the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey? That’s a different idea.
According to “Fifty Shades of Takei,” the actor was convinced by a friend (and many fans) to read the rather sensual novel out loud. What ensued was of epic proportions. Oh myyyy!
In celebration of raising over $158,000 dollars in fundraising campaign for the Broadway musical Allegiance, George Takei celebrates the success.
With the reluctant permission of husband Brad Altman, Takei released a video of himself demonstrating a “happy dance” to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.”
I haven’t heard of Allegiance the Musical before today but seeing how adorably awkward the Star Trek actor’s little jig is, I am now quite intrigued.
More wedding bells are on the horizon after the state of California passed the bill allowing gay marriage.
“Star Trek” alum George Takei has announced on his website that he is ready to marry his partner, Brad Altman.
“Our California dream is reality,” Takei wrote. “Brad Altman and I can now marry. We are overjoyed! Brad and I have shared our lives together for over 21 years. We’ve worked in partnership; he manages the business side of my career and I do the performing. We’ve traveled the world together from Europe to Asia to Australia. We’ve shared the good times as well as struggled through the bad. He helped me care for my ailing mother who lived with us for the last years of her life. He is my love and I can’t imagine life without him. Now, we can have the dignity, as well as all the responsibilities, of marriage. We embrace it all heartily…For now, Brad and I are enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how we will be married. Marriage equality took a long time, but, like fine wine, its bouquet is simply exquisite.”
George Takei, better known as Mr. Sulu to Star Trek fans, has come out of the closet.
In an interview with gay and lesbian magazine Frontiers, Takei, 68, says he has been openly homosexual for years ? at least around family and friends.
“But I have not talked to the press,” he says. “In that sense, maybe that’s another opening of the corridor there.”
He has been involved with Brad Altman for 18 years. Until now, Altman had always been identified as Takei?s manager on the actor?s website.
Takei starred in the original Star Trek series in the late ?60s as a crew member of the Enterprise. He later appeared in the first six Star Trek films.
He is currently starring in a stage production called Equus in Los Angeles.