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TV: Star Trek Discovery’s Anthony Rapp Welcomes First Child

Anthony Rapp and Ken Ithiphol with baby

Rent and Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp revealed he’s finally become a dad as he welcomed his first child with long-time partner Ken Ithiphol. Rapp took to social media to share the news that his family expanded with the arrival of a son – named Rai as Rapp explained is pronounced like “rye” or “chai” – on Friday (2 December) via surrogacy. He also shared a picture of the proud parents with their little bundle of joy lovingly embraced in Ithipol’s arms. “Ken and I are thrilled to share that our family has grown!” Rapp wrote. “Our son, Rai … Read more

Star Trek star Anthony Rapp Gets engaged to his boyfriend… again

Anthony Rapp Engaged

Fans of Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp will remember that he got engaged last November, but the star has since gotten engaged for the second time. No, he and his fiancé didn’t split – they just decided to get engaged again. Rapp revealed last November that he had proposed to his boyfriend Ken Ithiphol in Ontario, Canada, and said in an Instagram post that he was “thrilled” and “so happy” when he said “yes”. But Ithiphol apparently wanted his chance to pop the question too. So, this week, he got down on one knee and proposed to his fiancé just … Read more

“Star Trek” Actor Anthony Rapp Announces Engagement

Anthony Rapp

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp announced his engagement to boyfriend Ken Ithiphol on Sunday night. Said Rapp on social media: “So something happened tonight. I asked @teerakeni if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I’m so very thrilled to share this news.” According to People, “The actor has been dating Ithiphol, a leadership coach, social researcher and advocate, since January 2016.” Full Story at Towleroad 

TV: Cruz, Rapp Discuss Gay Relationship on Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery

Out actors Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp sat down with CBS News to discuss the upcoming tv series Star Trek: Discovery, in which they play the first gay characters in a Star Trek TV series. Rapp points out that the previous “gay” relationship in Star Trek (a lesbian kiss on Deep Space Nine) involved someone who was not human and not necessarilyl gendered. Said Rapp: “It’s not to denigrate [that]. [In Discovery], this is the first time two human beings were born themselves and as the gender that they were born who are in love with each other as the … Read more

TV: First Look at Star Trek Discovery’s Gay Character

Lt Stamets - Anthony Rapp

One of this year’s most hotly anticipated shows Star Trek: Discovery has revealed its first gay character. Lt Stamets – played by Anthony Rapp – is the first openly gay character in the 51 year history of Star Trek. His character was unveiled in Entertainment Weekly. Rapp’s casting was announced in March with the actor saying he was honored to play a gay character. ‘I’m also honored to be a part of a piece of work that’s part of the cultural pantheon. It’s kind of crazy that I get to be a part of something that means so much to … Read more