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The “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” recently signed into law in Indiana has been correctly called out as a nasty piece of anti-gay legislation. Social media responded loudly and proudly with the #BoycottIndiana hashtag, enjoining companies and consumers alike to take their business out of Hoosierland in protest against a state government that would discriminate in the name of religion. Among those who got the ball rolling was George Takei, the former Star Trek cast member who has been a forceful and charismatic presence at the intersection of social media activism and LGBT advocacy for years. In his new book, To the Stars: Autobiography of George Takei, he tells his remarkable story.

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My Brother, Still

When my brother was a boy, he loved to leave pennies on the railroad tracks up the street from our house and wait for the freight train to flatten them as it zoomed by.

This scared my mother to death. I don't know that she ever found a flattened penny in the pocket of his jeans or heard it rattling around in the clothes dryer. More likely, she got regular dispatches from the neighborhood gossips reporting for duty.

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