‘Star Trek’ to Feature First Gay Couple

‘Star Trek’ to Feature First Gay Couple

When Star Trek devotees reenter their beloved universe this September, they will see progression like they haven't seen before. The upcoming online series Star Trek: Discovery will feature the franchise's first same-sex couple in a series.

Anthony Rapp, who plays Lt. Paul Stamets on the series, announced at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend that his love interest will be played by Wilson Cruz. "Wilson Cruz will be playing my love interest, my partner ― my man love ― and we're both officers on the ship," he said during a panel discussion on the show. "And I'm very proud of that. And he's a scientist!"

Although there was a gay character, Sulu, in last year's blockbuster movie Star Trek: Beyond, this is the first time that same-sex romance will be explored and prominent within a TV series. Star Trek: Discovery will premiere this September on CBS All Access.

Watch Rapp announce the news below:

and a trailer for the show, here:

[h/t: Huffington Post]

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