This weeks Entertainment show Features Wilson Cruz.

Currently playing one half of the first central gay couple ever featured in the Star Trek franchise, Wilson Cruz has had a successful career as an openly gay actor playing both gay and straight roles.

Currently playing one half of the first central gay couple ever featured in the Star Trek franchise, Wilson Cruz has had a successful career as an openly gay actor playing both gay and straight roles.

Dating back to 1994, he’s appeared in over 20 TV series – accepting his first award for Outstanding TV Series from GLAAD for his premier role as Rickie in ‘My So-Called Life’.

“Want to dedicate it, if I may, to the thousands and thousands of lesbians, gay and bisexual teens across this country who take their lives, every year, because of the blatant discrimination and the lack of love and compassion that exists in our society today.”

His movie career took off in 1995 with a part in the movie ‘Nixon’.

In 1998 Wilson starred in the Broadway production of ‘Rent’ – an award-winning show that had also starred his Star Trek partner, Anthony Rapp.

In 1999 he joined the cast of ‘Party of Five’ playing a ‘manny’ named Victor.

In 2000 Cruz starred opposite James Spader and Angela Bassett in the cult sci-fi thriller ‘Supernova’ – alongside the super hot doctor Fitch Cooper, from TV series ‘Nurse Jackie’, actor Peter Facinelli.

In 2003, Cruz played a drug dealer named Angel in the movie ‘Party Monster’, inspired by the true life events of New York Club kid, Michael Alig – who murdered Angel after becoming addicted to crystal meth.

In 2005 he appeared on MTV’s new LGBT entertainment channel, Logo, in the TV series ‘Noah’s Arc’, as part of a predominantly black and Latino cast. The show became Logo’s first big success.

In 2007, he voiced the character of Evan, in Allan Brocka’s lego-inspired animation, ‘Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World’.

“I’m not gonna be humiliated again.”

Cruz is also an LGBT activist, working to improve the lives of young queer people of colour through his work at the Youth Zone at Gay.com.

“Let me be clear, it is a daily battle to be accepted in the LGBT community as an LGBT person and to be seen and appreciated as a Latino in the LGBT community. It is exhausting.”

And in 1997 he joined the board of directors of GLAAD to assist in a leadership transition before joining the staff in 2012.

“This organization and I have always shared one simple but incredibly powerful belief; that the past to full equality will be blazed by our truth.”

This year, Cruz gained tenure within the Star Trek fraternity, playing Dr Hugh Culber aboard the USS Discovery, opposite Rent alum, Anthony Rapp, who plays his partner aboard Star Fleet’s dark science vessel during the early days of the war with the Klingon Empire.

“You may not care about you, but I do.”

Well, that’s all from us for now.

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