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Bert and Ernie are gay, Sesame Street writer says

Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 13:44:11-04

Popular Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are apparently gay. 

A writer on 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.”

Read the full story from Queerty here.