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George Takei Shares the “Torture” of Being Closeted

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Star Trek star George Takei has opened up about the “torture” of hiding his sexuality in the face of his parents’ strength fighting injustice. Takei, who played lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the original series, recalled the terror of his family being sent to a Japanese-American internment camp during an interview with the Telegraph. The actor and activist described how his father walked into his bedroom when he was five to say that the family was “going to have to move”. While he was waiting in the front room with his younger brother, Takei recalled seeing “two soldiers” carrying “rifles with … Read more

FOR WRITERS: In the Writing Closet?

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Denise Dechene: Does your family know you write queer fiction? And if so, do they read it? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:

Matt Dallas Was Told to Stay in the Closet for Kyle XY

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Actor Matt Dallas has revealed he was told to keep his sexuality a secret while acting in ABC’s Kyle XY. The 36-year-old performer, who shares a YouTube channel with his husband—musician Blue Hamilton—was answering questions from fans about self-care and self-love on camera, when he mentioned the series in which he starred between 2006 and 2009. “When I was at Kyle XY and I was told I couldn’t be out of the closet because it was going to ruin my career, I went through a period of being single for a long time because I was afraid to even date,” … Read more