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Popular Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are apparently gay.
The writer of Sesame Street, Mark Saltzman, told Queerty
, “ I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were.”
Saltzman went onto say, “I can remember pitching to the education department, the gatekeepers of the curriculum, gay content, just to get it off my conscience. And I can remember being stonewalled in a way that it made me think it was a lost cause.”