Mr. Sulu is Gay – New Star Trek Movie Confirms Character’s Sexuality


Recently confirmed on reputable site, Hikaru Sulu, played originally by George Takei and currently played by John Cho is a gay character in the current Star Trek Universe. This will be shown in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie set to come out on July 22, 2016. Was Sulu always gay in the old universe as well? I have searched for anything confirming the character’s sexuality, and other than him having a daughter, nothing has been stated. The new universe also confirms him having a daughter with his male partner, so this is a great nod to continuity from the previous universe.

George Sulu

This is an obvious nod to former Sulu actor played by the openly gay and incredibly smart performer George Takei. He is witty in his responses to haters in many platforms and is very tasteful in his statements. And yes, of course there are going to be lots of haters on Sulu being gay. Many heterosexual fanboys hate the idea of anything other than straight characters or bisexual women being shown on screen. Even though heterosexual characters are represented everywhere, non-stop and rammed down the audiences throats in all facets of media. See what I did there? So having an “established character” being shown as gay is something that haters cannot imagine. However the plus side to Sulu being gay is that his sexuality was never shown. So the age old argument that a ‘new character’ should be created and have that character shown as gay, is not appropriate. Sulu was never shown to be straight, so he very well could have always been gay. Which is exactly what I will start to believe from this point forward.


Everyone is entitled to their opinion and many do not like the new Star Trek universe, but I love it personally. And I am loving that Mr. Sulu is gay. I feel as though the heavy representation of heterosexuality has been done to death. More LGBT characters need to be shown on screen. I believe this is a positive move. What do you think?

Star Trek Beyond

3 thoughts on “Mr. Sulu is Gay – New Star Trek Movie Confirms Character’s Sexuality

  1. Truthfully? This is another cry from the gay community, forcing their views, beliefs, and lifestyles in the face of the public. This is far from any kind of a real victory though it is being touted as such. It’s just another political ploy to force the entire world to accept a fact that was accepted already. We’re here. The world knows it. We are what we are. As a community we’ve made sure that the world knows it. And believe me, as a community we’ve forced people to accept it.

    Congrats. You’ve won a majority of many battles. Now call of your private little war.

    1. Sorry no. I do not believe this at all. We have so small representation to the world in all media outlets to the point that there are hardly no major gay male lead roles in sci-fi movies and tv series. Lots of bisexual women. Heterosexuals have been pandered to forever and getting a small mention of a character being in a same sex relationship is hardly forcing people to accept homosexuals. It is simply showing a different sexuality to a cast that has been universally defined as heterosexual. It has been shown and represented to death, everywhere. Having one character as gay is the least that should be done on a franchise that prided itself on being diverse. Having another series of movies that show all the characters be straight, again, does nothing but promote the idea that gay men do not exist in the Star Trek universe. We should be at a point where sexuality should not be a topic of discussion and simply accepted as being gay, straight, bi, pan, or whatever with no one batting an eye. Being that Sulu will be gay is something that people get upset over, because…why? How does it take away from him? How does it make him a bad character now that he is openly gay? We are not at that point to accept all sexualities as being equal. When we do get to that point, then we have won the majority of battles. Until sexuality is discussed in a way that has no bearing on a person’s perception of the character, we are far from winning anything.

  2. This is a positive move. We have had heterosexual characters shoved down our throats so much that it’s become the norm. Star Trek has always shown diversity since that is what we see in the real world.

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