Thursday, November 4, 2010

Star Trek's Mr. Sulu latest voice for 'It Gets Better'

Ever since the suicide of Indiana teenager Billy Lucas, nationally known gay activist and Seattle icon Dan Savage has been rounding up celebrities for his "It Gets Better" campaign.

The latest to weigh in is Star Trek's Mr. Sulu. Actor George Takei, who came out himself several years ago, lent his distinctive voice to support bullied gay teens.

In a video posted on YouTube, Takei took aim at Clint McCanse, a school board member in Arkansas, who said he wished more gay teens would commit suicide.

"No person, let alone an elected school official, whatever their personal or religious beliefs, should ever wish death upon another human being," said Takei.

And never one to back down, Takei made it personal.

"I can only suspect that you have some, shall I say issues, to work out."

At the end of his personal message to McCanse, Takei said, "I sincerely hope you don't kill yourself Mr. McCanse, because no one should wish that upon someone else."