Actor George Takei has taken on
Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield's 'Don't Say Gay' bill.
The fate of the proposed legislation
that would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's
public schools before the ninth grade remains bottled up in the
Senate, which has delayed a vote on the measure four times.
Jon Stewart and the
gay rights group FCKH8 have taken swipes at Campfield's bill,
Star Trek alum Takei is taking a swing in a video released on
The measure is “Premised on the
misguided belief that by not talking about gay people, they can
simply make us disappear,” the gay married Takei says in his
“I'm lending my name to the cause,”
he says. “Anytime you need to say the word 'gay' you can simply
“You can march in a takei pride
“And around the holidays, you can
sing, 'Don me now our takei apparel,” he adds.
The video ends with the lyrics, “It's
ok to be takei” and encourages viewers to visit the website