Was Sulu gay? Or just the actor who played him?
Gothamette asks a good question:
Is Sulu gay? I know that the actor who plays him is, but I wasn’t aware that the character is also supposed to be gay.
There were episodes in which Kirk, Scotty, Dr. McCoy, and even logical Mr. Spock, all had romantic encounters with females. In the case of Kirk, every other episode. Even Chekov once had an old girlfriend show up in an episode. But never a woman for Sulu. I think the hints were there.
The alternate universe Sulu had the hots for Uhura in the episode Mirror Mirror, but that just demonstrates that the alternate-universe Sulu is hetero, while the real Sulu is gay. That was a huge hint of Sulu’s gayness that was overlooked at the time.