Actor and activist George Takei, best known as Sulu on the classic science fiction series Star Trek, will be interviewed onstage as part of the Autry Museum's "Out West" series. "One Man's Journey: A Conversation With George Takei" will find the native Californian, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Project, discussing his life and career as a gay Japanese-American. The event is scheduled for September 19 at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.
"His remarkable journey perfectly embodies the mission of 'Out West.' Through his continuing visibility, his personal courage, and tireless philanthropy, George Takei exemplifies the best that the American West has produced," Gregory Hinton, producer of "Out West: LGBT Stories of the American West," said in a statement released to the press.
The museum began the series last year with its installation of the iconic Brokeback Mountain shirts from the Academy Award-winning film. The museum will host a special screening of the 2005 cowboy romance December 11. The event, titled "Beyond Brokeback," will commemorate the film's fifth anniversary and will offer a staged reading of essays and cowboy poetry inspired by the movie.
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