He is George Hosato Takei and better known to Trekkies (Star Trek fans) as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the Starship Enterprise, and later Captain Sulu of the Excelsior.
Takei is an actor, activist, social media powerhouse, and currently the star of the Broadway musical “Allegiance“.
In October 2005, Takei revealed in the Frontiers magazine that he is gay.
Watch the video below is from “It Gets Better Project”. Its mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.