What a GREAT way to help promote tolerance and understanding!
A new online petition has been started, which is calling for PBS and Sesame street "to allow [Bert and Ernie] to live as a gay couple and maybe eventually, marry."
Here's the reasoning behind this move, as stated in the petition:
"[This] would show children and their parents that not only is it acceptable but also teach children that homophobia is wrong, bullying is wrong and that Sesame street should recognize that there are LGBT relationships, families, and include them in their show."
While Sesame Street has stated in the past the Bert and Ernie aren't supposed to represent a gay couple, we're thinking they should reconsider.
How wonderful would it be if such a widely watched show drew attention to this important subject in a positive light with characters that the world already knows and adores!
We are in FULL SUPPORT of Bert and Ernie going gay!
CLICK HERE to sign the online petition if you'd like to see Bert and Ernie come out on Sesame Street.
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