Watch: Instinct Interviews George Takei At The 25th GLAAD Media Awards In NYC

We were ecstatic to be on the sidelines at the poignant-but-celebratory 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York over the weekend. The night celebrated the very best of the LGBT and media from the past year, but George Takei, without question was the man of the night. The esteemed recipient of this year's highly-prized Vito Russo Award, George took some time on the events red carpet to reveal to Instinct's Jonathan Higbee his secret to a lasting relationship and whether or not he thinks celebrities still need to come out of the closet to fanfare from the community.

Check out our red carpet interview (and head below it for George's incredibly moving acceptance speech from later that evening):

Watch as George thanks "young straight couples because they'll be making the gay babies of tomorrow":

Stay tuned to for a full gallery of the event as well as can't-miss video interviews with Kylie, Boy George, Derrick Gordon, and more!

(Video: Wes McClure)