Star Trek alumni George Takei, now a celebrated gay rights activist, has a message for Tennessee students and educators anticipating the passage of Senate Bill 49, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Update: The Tennessee State Senate has passed S.B. 49.

If passed, the legislation would make it a crime for teachers to even mention homosexuality. So, George Takei has a plan: Don’t say “gay” — say “Takei.” Apart from a video, he’s also launched a line of products bearing the slogan, complete with a rainbow-colored Star Trek symbol.

We’ll let him explain it further …

This video is from YouTube user allegiancebway, published Thursday, May 19, 2011.