I like Fark's headline:
"Set Phasers to Fabulous!"
Still, all jokes aside, this really wasn't a big deal. I saw the news, nodded...and went on to another website. It seems that it didn't matter much to me who Mr. Sulu was boning on his own time.
I think most Star Trek (and sci-fi) fans are probably decent enough people that we're happy that George Takei finally feels safe enough to admit who he really is. I seriously doubt there are a lot of Star Trek DVDs being burned tonight (except maybe down in the Bible Belt).
Speaking of which, one of these days, I'd really like to see "actors" like the Rock and Vin Diesel suddenly come out. Not saying either one of them swings that way, but it would be really cool if one of those WWF or NASCAR crowd mega-icons would do it just to shake things up a bit.
Then again, if someone like Tom Cruise still feels he needs to jump around on couches and proclaim that he swam up Dawson's Creek.....I think we're still a ways away from any big mainstream actors following Mr Takei's lead.
Excelsior, Mr Sulu.....Excelsior!