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George Takei will be Celebrity Grand Marshal at Seattle’s 2014 Pride Parade

by Victor Bogatko – SGN Contributing Writer This year’s Seattle Pride Parade will mark its 40th anniversary. To celebrate this historic landmark, organizers of the event, Seattle Out and Proud, will host none other than George Takei to lead the parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal. The theme of this year’s celebration is Generations of Pride, making Mr. Takei’s appearance all the more special. His career indeed spans many generations and there isn’t a person in the LGBT community (or a ‘Star Trek’ fan) who doesn’t recognize his name. With a career spanning half a century, George Takei is probably best known around the world as Hikaru Sulu, the role he played in the famous television series ‘Star Trek.’ As an actor, human rights activist, and social media powerhouse, Takei has for many years used his roles and public image to advance LGBT rights around the world. With more than 6.4 million followers, he’s ranked as one of Facebook’s most inf

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