From Roll Call today:
As part of her research, filmmaker Jennifer Kroot rounded up two prominent politicians who are purportedly tight with the out-and-proud thespian: Inouye and former Transportation Secretary and Rep. Norman Mineta, both of whom are of Japanese ancestry.
“They’ve known George was gay longer than he’s been out in the media,” Kroot said of a group that evidently bonded over their work for the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
“Senator Inouye has known George Takei for more than a decade,” Peter Boylan, Inouye’s deputy chief of staff, confirmed. “The Senator considers George a colleague and a friend.”
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