The overseer of Star Trek for many years (some would say co-ruiner), Brannon Braga, has confessed “it was a shame for a lot of us” that there were no gay characters in the series. I guess Dax’s fanboy-pandering kiss with Lenara doesn’t count.
Berman makes a good point. For a series that gave us the first inter-racial TV kiss, you would think they would have been further ahead on the issue.
My source expresses curiosity at what Data might have been looking to get up to in his quest for humanity. Geordi was very clearly into ladies, but maybe helping the android out could have staved off desperation a little.
For now, those looking to see some serious same-gender Star Trek action will have to do what they’ve been doing for 40 years, close their eyes and think really hard about Kirk and Spock.