The following was sent to me in an email from my brother, who is also a die hard Trekker. I wonder if Chekov was aware of this....
George Takei Says He's Gay
Actor Is Best Known for Role of Mr. Sulu on Star Trek
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 27) - George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in "Star Trek," came out as homosexual in the current issue of a magazine covering the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community.