Howard Stern: How were you alone? It’s summer camp.
George Takei: We were in the cabin.
Stern: And where were the other boys?
Takei: They were off hiking or something.
Robin Quivers: Doing little boy things.
Stern: Do you think subconsciously you stayed behind because you wanted to be alone with him [the 19-year-old-camp counselor]?
Takei: No, there was some kind of reason why I had to be there.
Stern: Were you on your period?
Quivers: Oh yes he was!
Stern: And he sat down and he touched you… Were you molested in a sense, because you were 13?
Takei: No, no. Cause I was kind of, you know—well, I thought he was pretty attractive.
Quivers: And you wanted to know why you felt this way.
Quivers: Now wait a moment. He starts touching you how?
Stern: I don’t know if I need to hear all this.
Quivers: Does he put a hand on your knee? Or does he put his arm around your shoulder?
Takei: He puts his arm around my shoulders.
Stern: Oh yeah.
Takei: Then he started, you know, touching the private parts.
Robin Quivers: Ahh! Was he gazing into your eyes the whole time? Was he saying anything?
Takei: Oh, he was telling me about, you know, how life works.
Stern: And what did he do, did he perform oral sex on you?
Takei: It was a hand job.
Quivers: Was there kissing?
Takei: Oh, sure!
Stern: Who wants a hand job without kissing?
Takei: It was both wonderful and scary and kind of intimidating, and delightful. I mean, all those opposites.
So in essence, before Takei really understood his own sexuality, some older gay sexual predator decided it for him.
The only way to describe Takei’s particular incident is to describe the “camp counselor” as a gay sexual predator and likely pedophile.
Milo explained that his experience may have been different. He gleefully declared that by the age of 14 or so, he knew to whom he was attracted. He even described himself as perhaps the predator. But Milo didn’t disavow women, either. So what was he saying?
My question is, “Would both Milo and George Takei be gay today, had either of their experiences involved women?”
I’d say the LGBT community has a quandary on its hands.