First Openly Gay 'Star Trek' TV Character Revealed
Exclusive first look at Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets in Star Trek: Discovery
“We’re at a point in time where people aren’t defined by their sexuality,” says Aaron Harberts, who serves as showrunner on the series along with Gretchen J. Berg. “What’s fascinating about the character is that when we meet him we don’t know who or what he is. He’s so super specific, he’s persnickety and difficult and brilliant, and he isn’t going to give an inch and he has very strong feelings about why he’s on the Discovery. We wanted to roll out that character’s sexuality the way people would roll out their sexuality in life.”
This article also includes a really good video interview with Sonequa, Anthony, and Doug on representation and diversity.