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Star Trek’s Anthony Rapp Just Got Engaged to His Boyfriend

Actor Anthony Rapp on stage with a mic smiling.

There’s wedding bells with Anthony Rapp’s name on them. The actor, who notably appears in Star Trek: Discover in addition to being a star in the original 1996 production of Rent on Broadway, announced on Saturday night that he is now engaged to his boyfriend.

“So something happened tonight,” he wrote to Twitter. “I asked Ken if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I’m so very thrilled to share this news.”

Rapp and his boyfriend, Ken Ithiphol, celebrated three years together in January by attending the premiere of Star Trek’s latest season. Last month, the pair celebrated Rapp’s birthday in the U.K.

The duo travel quite a bit. After Rapp went public with his sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, they went on a safari in Tanzania. They have also more recently been to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Saint Petersburg.

Last month the actor was honored, along with Star Trek costar Wilson Cruz, by the National LGBTQ Task Force. The recognition came as the two represent the first gay couple in the Star Trek universe. 

Star Trek has always presented a vision of the future where the things that have divided us as people over the centuries – race, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, all of that – none of that matters in Star Fleet,” Rapp, who officially played the show's first gay character, said according to CBS. “It’s solely about who you are as a human being and what you are inside that matters.”

“I’m standing on the shoulders of all the people who early on broke down those barriers,” Rapp said. “I continue to try to do my part to be visible and out as a way to show that if you’re going to hold notions about people, if you’re visible and out it becomes very hard to maintain those kinds of prejudices I think.”

Rapp doesn’t identify with any label as it pertains to his sexual orientation. 

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