George Takei is celebrating his birthday today. The beloved Star Trek actor and activist was born on April 20th 1940. When Takei was just 2 years old his family were forced to move to Japanese internment camps. At the end of WWII he returned with his family to Los Angeles.

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In 1964 he was cast as Lt Sulu in Star Trek, a role that would define his carrier. He ran for several political seats but he was often challenged that his celebrity gave him unfair advantage and he stepped aside.

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George Takei came out as Gay in 2005 in protest of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of a California gay marriage bill. At that time he had already been with his partner Brad Altman for 18 years. The two were married in 2008.

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Takei is active in many LBGT charities and causes. His Facebook page has over 9 million followers. Ironically, April 20th is also Adolf Hitler’s Birthday which should proves that there is nothing to Astrology. Takei is a compassionate and humanist loved by many and hated by very few. Oh My!