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 so many people,’ he said at the time.