There are some who take a stand though. In "Offspring", Guinan was supposed to tell Lal something along the lines of 'when a man and woman love each other...', but Whoopi refused to and substituted the line 'when two people love each other' instead.
Simple things like that are always nice to see, but it shouldn't have to fall to an actor to make the change--that should be the ethos from the very top down to the very bottom (no pun intended
I hadn't heard that before. That was subtle enough that I missed it. The thing of it though, the country as a whole was a lot less tolerant twenty years ago than it is now. So I can see why the execs and writers wouldn't go out of their way to embrace the idea.
But yeah, as juvenile as Trek typically is about anything sexual, it's probably a good thing they really didn't try to get out the homosexual message lest it become a farce.