Wilson is an icon at this point. The actor and activist has made history multiple times over, most notably being the first openly gay actor to play a gay character in a recurring role on television with My So-Called Life's Ricky Vasquez. Since that role he's done TV and Broadway, continuing to make history. In his role as Dr. Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery, he plays one half of the series first gay couple opposite Anthony Rapp's Lt. Paul Stamets. He also helped to tell the story of LGBTQ+ representation on screen with Visible: Out on Television, a show he executive produced alongside Wanda Sykes. He is, in a word, a marvel. and we're not just talking about his legacy!
Between all of his work, as well as being outspoken on a number of issues, Cruz occasionally shares a few photos of himself on social media, and boy what a sight it is to see. Last year on Pride, he uploaded a photo from Berlin.
"When I'm 90, I'm going to appreciate I was able and willing to put the work in to get myself [here,]" he wrote in an Instagram caption at the time. "Here's hoping. In the meantime, this present moment is lovely and I'm grateful for it." And while this year's post wasn't as loquacious that body is still there.
"Thank you Stefan," he wrote, reposting a photo from his shoot with photographer Stefan Mreczko. No Mr. Cruz, thank you.
Early next month Cruz will reprise his role as the health provider Junito on Noah's Arc for a reunion episode. And when I tell you we can't wait to see it ... whew!