‘Sesame Street’ exec says it’s ‘OK’ to think Bert and Ernie are gay

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The speculation swirling around “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie have caused debate on whether the puppets are simply roommates or have a romantic relationship.

In September, “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman, who is openly gay, said he based Bert and Ernie’s relationship on his own romantic relationship with another man.

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