“Star Trek” Airs First Gay Male Kiss In 50-Year History Of Franchise
by Adam Salandra 14h ago Star Trek: Discovery is boldly going where no other Star Trek series has gone before. The CBS space drama made history last month when it introduced Anthony Rapp’s character, Lt. Stamets, as the first openly gay character in the television history of the franchise. But the show took things a step further this week by featuring a same-sex kiss between Stamets and his partner, Dr Hugh Culber, played by fellow out actor Wilson Cruz.
— Lewis Peters (@lew_and_i) November 14, 2017 The franchise has been known for pushing boundaries since it first aired in 1966, and even came under fire in the late ’60s for featuring an interracial kiss between the characters Kirk and Uhura.
There is so much to say about tonight’s episode of #StarTrekDiscovery but can I just thank you for this? I have never been more proud to be a #StarTrek fan. Thank you ️❤️ #LGBT #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/OuMkUOZnGu
— Feather Rae (@LLAPawsper) November 13, 2017 Despite being known as groundbreaking, the episode still faced homophobic criticism from fans who
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