Most people know him from the cult following tv show Star Trek as Hikaru Sulu but now George Takei is a leading human rights activist for LGBT rights. As part of a speakers series by Pride Toronto, George Takei spent the night in Ryerson Theatre speaking about his own life experiences, social justice and equal rights, the strengths and challenges of ethnocultural living and the effects of social media.
George Takei had nothing but praise for Canada because of the recent change in gay blood donation policies. Since Health Canada approved and made progressive changes in gay blood donation policy a month ago the abstinence-based deferral period is now on par with the U.S.
The evening was very inspiring and sprinkled with George Takei’s iconic wit and humour. Everyone left the event with hope for a more fair and equal world.