The new Star Trek, which comes out this month has a gay character in it – but it’s not a newbie and it’s super low key.

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Sulu is apparently gay. Who knew? Apparently this is a known thing for some in ST world, but Sulu is like properly coming out in this new film. Although it’s not a big song a dance moment.

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Sulu, who was originally played by George Takei, himself gay in real life, is now portrayed by John Cho – and in the new movie is shown with his same-sex partner and his daughter.

Speaking about his character’s sexuality Cho said,

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“I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out it, which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicise one’s personal orientations,” said Cho.

Star Trek Beyond is out on the 22nd July