George Takei is a Japanese American actor and activist best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series. Informed by his experience of being forcibly relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II, Takei has been a prominent voice in advocating for social justice and civil rights, particularly for the LGBTQ+ and Asian American communities.
Takei has been a leading voice in the Asian American community, advocating for representation in media and political representation. He has also been a vocal critic of Trump administration policies, particularly its treatment of immigrants and refugees. He has used his platform to raise awareness about issues such as family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Muslim ban.
Takei has received numerous awards and honors for his activism, including the GLAAD Media Award, the LGBT Vanguard Award, and the ACLU’s Social Responsibility in Media Award. He continues to be a powerful voice for social justice and civil rights and an advocate for those who are marginalized and underrepresented.