Sesame Street Writer Says That Bert and Ernie Are Gay
Former "Sesame Street" writer, Mark Saltzman, worked for the preschool TV program for 15 years.
He recently gave more insight into the popular characters Bert and Ernie's relationship. In an interview with Queerty he explained, "I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were [gay]."
CNN reports that he started writing for the show in 1984 and based their sketches on his own relationship with his now-late partner, Arnie.