Trekspertise – Gays, Lesbians & Star Trek

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Star Trek has tackled many social issues, real and imaginary, but just how does the Franchise handle matters relating to gays and lesbians? This video chronicles the extent of that conversation.

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Balance Of Terror, TOS, 1966
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Family, TNG, 1990
Rupture, DS9, 1996
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Sabrina, 1995
His Way, DS9, 1998
Star Trek Into Darkness, 2013
Plato’s Stepchildren, TOS, 1968
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US Flag, shot by video author, 2015
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Wink Of An Eye, TOS, 1968
The Offspring, TNG, 1990
Bound, ENT, 2005
Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979
Stigma, ENT, 2003
Broken Bow, ENT, 2001
Doctor’s Orders, ENT, 2004
Amok Time, TOS, 1967
The Perfect Mate, TNG, 1992
The Emperor’s New Cloak, DS9, 1999
Profit and Lace, DS9, 1998
Turnabout Intruder, TOS, 1969
Body and Soul, VOY, 2000
The Host, TNG, 1991
Rejoined, DS9, 1995
Chimera, DS9, 1999
What You Leave Behind, DS9, 1999
The Outcast, TNG, 1992
Fusion, ENT, 2002
The Trouble With Tribbles, TOS, 1967
Strategem, ENT, 2004
Lower Decks, TNG, 1994
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Alright, by Silent Partner, YouTube Audio Library
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