July 14 2024


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New Honor For Takei

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has announced that George Takei will be honored in February.

The event will take place at HRC’s Time to Thrive conference which takes place in Portland, Oregon.

The Time to Thrive conference “attracts hundreds of adults who play crucial roles in the everyday lives of LGBTQ youth – from teachers, counselors, clergy, and coaches, to staff from youth development organizations including scouting and Boys and Girls Clubs,” and offers more “than fifty workshops on topics such as creating safe and inclusive schools, and supporting transgender and gender-expansive youth.”

Best-known for his work on Star Trek, Takei has 1.47 million followers on Twitter, and 8.2 million on Facebook, where Takei promotes the “equality and dignity of all human beings.”

“I spent most of my life and career in the closet, because when I was starting out as a young man, you couldn’t be openly gay and have a successful career,” said Takei. “I have seen so much change in my lifetime – even in the years since I came out publicly.

“Yet LGBTQ youth still face so many negative influences that put them at a disadvantage and make their lives more difficult. It’s a privilege for me to be a part of Time to Thrive, where we can come together with LGBTQ youth, and those who work directly with them, and talk about the changes that these young people need to see in order to ensure their safety, inclusion and well-being.”

The Time to Thrive conference will take place February 13-15 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. For more information, head to the link located here.

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14 thoughts on “New Honor For Takei

  1. Pretty much. This “honor” makes about as much sense as giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.

  2. my only wish: a day without “news” about Mr Takei. He really really gets on my nerves!

  3. Uh oh…you’re going to be called a homophobe by Takei fans. Don’t forget to put on your flame retardant.

  4. don’t have a problem with that. I am not against gay people, I am against people like Takei (and Michael Dorn and Harlan Ellison) who have the urge to declare more popular or more important than they actually were. I mean, if “Captain Sulu” had been such a great idea with lots of potential we would by now watch season 10 of his adventures. πŸ˜‰

  5. Bad comparison, since George Takei and homosexuality actually have something to do with each other.

  6. George Takei is a superlative Human Being. This honor is WELL-DESERVED and a long time in coming…

    we should all try to be as good and as caring as he is!

    Congratulations George! =D

  7. …i would (if i could) πŸ˜‰
    (actually, you SHOULD try some) =)
    (the world would be a better place, if everybody (of age) did…)

  8. Remember: the right to bear arms to protect yourself from both fellow people and government is also a human right.

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