Coinciding with this year’s Pride Month, Wilson Cruz—Dr. Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery—was featured alongside five other openly LGBTQ celebrities in , which comes out this week.
Blazing Trails in Space
Cruz has been a trailblazer in the Star Trek community for portraying one half of the first openly gay couple in a Star Trek television series, alongside his on-screen partner, Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp). But, before Trek, Cruz was already making waves in the LGBTQ Hollywood scene. At the age of 19, he became the first openly gay actor to play an openly gay character as a series regular on prime-time, in the role of Rickie Vasquez on ABC’s My So-Called Life. He went on to become part of the Broadway cast