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Today in George Takei


The acclaimed actor and playwright honored National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Miami, speaks out on Russia

Twitter phenomenon, social justice activist, and Star Trek alum George Takei will be awarded the 2013 National Leadership Award at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner on Saturday, November 9.

In a press release Takei said, "I am deeply honored to be recognized by this wonderful organization that has been fighting for LGBT equality for the past four decades. It is a privilege to be part of an event like the 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner that raises money for multiple organizations serving our community."

The event raises funds for NGLTF and honors LGBT leaders in politics, activism, and culture. According to the organization, NGLTF has contributed $1.65 million to South Florida grassroots LGBT organizations through the Miami Foundation GLBT Community Projects Fund. Tickets for the November event are available online at and by phone at 305.571.1924.

On Tuesday, the actor spoke with Avi Rabin-Havt on Sirius radio. Some excerpts are below.

Takei calls the president of the IOC "spineless":

Takei says Americans should have learned from history, and put pressure on the International Olympic Committee. Listen here.

Takei says the Miss Universe pageant should move. Listen here.

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