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George Takei Slams Virginia Mayor Who Wants To Ban Refugees

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

George Takei has roundly criticized a Virginia mayor who wants to ban Syrian refugees from his town. The “Star Trek” actor slammed D...

Donald Trump, George Takei, and 'Operation Wetback'

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Bradley B. Onishi

We have criminalized loyal and hard-working Americans, putting them behind bars in order to appease xenophobic hysteria rather than uphold the promises of freedom and hope that are meant to characterize the American ethos.

Tab Hunter on Sophia Loren and the New Documentary About His Life

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Hunter played opposite legends like Tallulah Bankhead, John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Geraldine Page and Fred Astaire. He appeared on Broadway and on live TV. And if that wasn't enough, his hit single "Young Love" exploded on the Billboard charts.

First Nighter: 'Allegiance' Attempts to Musicalize World War II's Japanese-American Internment Camps

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

We all know about the importance of being earnest, but it's likely we all underestimate the importance of not being earnest. That importance struck me while watching Allegiance, the new musical about the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

My Family History, as Told by George Takei

Alex Lawrence | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Alex Lawrence

I'm only 32, relatively young in the full scheme of my life, and while I've done some exciting things with it, I don't exactly have lawyers knocking on my door offering to buy my personal story or my family's life story.

Will Diversity on Broadway Attract New Audiences?

Victor Legrá | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.

Broadway's Telly Leung On His New Album And The 'Inspirational' George Takei

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Broadway and television actor Telly Leung put a fresh spin on a signature Billy Joel tune for his new album, “Songs For You,” and Th...

George Takei's Response To Troll Who Tells Him He 'Sucks' Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Got some ice for that burn?  Internet trolls are no match for George Takei, whose sizzling wit left him victorious after a Facebook user at...

The Interfaith Resonance of "Allegiance"

Scott Stearman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Scott Stearman

The vast majority of immigrants came to our shores to improve their lives, and as they did so, they improved the lives of all Americans. And as we've been reminded recently, many more Americans have been killed by domestic gun violence than by terrorists of any stripe.

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

Truth and Consequences: My Uncle and George Takei

Andrea Louie | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Andrea Louie

My uncle helped build the atomic bomb. I have proof, a photocopy of a certificate from the United States War Department: "This is to Certify ...

Stargayzing's David Munk Interviews David Thorpe, Director of the New Documentary Do I Sound Gay?

David Munk | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

Speaking of interviews and gay voices, I was so pleased to be given the opportunity to interview David Thorpe just a few minutes after attending the screening.

George Takei Apologizes For Calling Clarence Thomas A 'Clown In Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices

George Takei has apologized for referring to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as "a clown in blackface." In a Facebook update posted on Frida...

George Takei: Clarence Thomas Is A 'Clown In Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

George Takei has come under fire this week for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a “clown in blackface” over the judge's stance on mar...

George Takei Takes On Donald Trump Over Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

  Marriage is about love and commitment, and Donald Trump has got it all wrong. So said George Takei, who appeared on MSNBC's "The Last...

Digital Shenanigans Await George And Brad Takei In The New Installment Of Their Web Series

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices

The second installment of George Takei's web series, "It Takeis Two," is here and we've got the exclusive premiere! The new episode, titled "Serio...

LOOK: George Takei Teams Up With Hubby For 'Heightened Reality' Web Series

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon George Takei is adding "web series star" to his ever-growing list of accomplishments. Takei and his husband, Brad, will share "se...

Hollywood Speaks Out Against Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.27.2015 | Media

A chorus of voices from Hollywood has denounced Indiana’s newly passed anti-LGBT law, which would make businesses and individuals immune from lawsui...

Miles from Tomorrowland Is Getting Disney Junior Viewers Excited About the Science that Powers Space Flight

Jim Hill | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how does Sascha Paladino -- the creator and exec producer of Disney Junior's Miles from Tomorrowland -- measure the amount of time and energy that he's poured into the development of this popular new animated series?

Breaking the Code: How the Ad Council Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Chances are you've come across a public service announcement (PSA) from the Ad Council, such as their recent "Love Has No Labels" campaign that went viral with over 86 million views. I interviewed Laurie Keith, Director of National Media Accounts at the Ad Council, to shed some light on how technology is used to empower their campaigns.

George Takei Gives Alabama 'The Finger' Over Gay Marriage Ruling With Surprise Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon George Takei is lending a hand -- or, rather, a finger -- to the battle for marriage equality in Alabama by helping to launch a socia...

A New Era for Asian Americans in Starring Roles

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

As more Asian faces star in American entertainment projects, they communicate an important message to everyone watching: Asian Americans are capable of playing any role -- not just on camera, but also in life.

Guess Who's Coming To Broadway!

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon and outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate George Takei is Broadway-bound. The 77-year-old star ...

LOOK: Check Out 'My Husband's Not Straight,' Hosted By George Takei

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon George Takei playfully skewers TLC's recent controversy with "My Husband's Not Straight." The parody "homosexual reality show" wi...

George Takei: Buddhism ‘Made A Lot Of Sense For Me'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion

George Takei is an actor, a social media star, and a gay rights activist. He’s also a longtime Buddhist whose faith has helped him get through th...