On July 24, 2009, Jeff Grizlo resigned as Second Officer of the ISS Takei, a fandom ship in the Pride Power Imperium with a crew exclusively made up of Gay Male Star Trek Fans. He also simultaneously resigned his membership in the Pride Power Imperium. The Pride Power Imperium is a Star Trek/Sci-Fi fan association dedicated to celebrating the diversity present in the universe and to encouraging tolerance within fandom and society.
Jeff Grizlo first joined the Pride Power Imperium on February 19, 2005 and was appointed Executive Officer of the USS Surak. On February 25, 2005, he was appointed Fleet Admiral of the Pride Power Imperium and two days later arranged for Matt Gelfman, the Commanding Officer of the USS Sheridan, to take on the responsibilities of webmaster for the Pride Power Imperium.
At the time of Mr. Gelfman's appointment as webmaster, Grizlo said:
I am extremely pleased to have Matt serving as webmaster for the Pride Power Imperium at the same time I am serving as PPI's Fleet Admiral. Matt and I have a special bond and chemistry that has made us inseparable on all levels. Our relationship transcends all societal boundaries. We have shared everything with each other and have gone places where no man has gone before. I look forward to working closely with him in his new position.
On February 26, 2005, Jeff Grizlo resigned as Executive Officer of the USS Surak and on March 11, 2005, he was transferred to the USS Damar to take over that ship as Commanding Officer. On August 13, 2007, Mr. Grizlo resigned as Fleet Admiral of the Pride Power Imperium and on August 22, 2007, he was transferred to the ISS Spartan Force to take over as that ship's Security Chief.
On September 15, 2007, Jeff Grizlo requested a transfer to the ISS Takei, which has a crew made up exclusively of Gay Male Star Trek Fans. His request was granted and he was assigned the position of Second Officer aboard that ship.
At the time of his appointment as Second Officer aboard the ISS Takei, Grizlo said:
I am grateful the Pride Power Imperium has chartered a fandom ship exclusively for gay males. I definitely feel more comfortable serving aboard a ship of Star Trek fans who also have a primary interest in having sex with other men. That is a great starting point for a successful ship since the crew members have common interests. I only wish Matt Gelfman were still in PPI. If he were, he would be very excited to hear about the chartering of the ISS Takei.
Jeff Grizlo was a proud member of Pride Power Imperium. He will be missed.
Dr. Tom Stevens
Pride Power Imperium