‘Star Trek’ makes history with first gay male kiss

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Star Trek: Discovery” aired a gay male kiss on Sunday’s episode marking a monumental moment for the “Star Trek” franchise.

In the scene, Lt. Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and his partner Dr Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) shared their first on-screen kiss of the season. It is the first gay male kiss to appear in a “Star Trek” movie or show.

While Stamets and Culber’s relationship is groundbreaking, not all viewers were happy about their romantic relationship.

In a Facebook post, Cruz addressed those viewers saying that if viewers choose not to watch because of the same-sex relationship “you’ll only be cheating yourself.”

“I’m not here for your comfort. That’s not why we are here. We’re here to grow. Star Trek is and has always been here to challenge you to look outside of yourself and to see other people and other experiences in yourself. There is no division between you and me. I am just another human giving and receiving love, just like you. That is all,” Cruz writes.

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