03/24/2014 10:42 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Iconography: From Mr. Sulu To Takei Icon

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George Takei has become such a prominent LGBT figure in popular culture, it's easy to forget he's only been out since 2005. Best known for his iconic portrayal of Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, Takei has re-established himself as a vocal LGBT advocate, affable comedian and beloved curator of webjunk.

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