There is a long history of cartoon characters and puppets being forcibly "outed" as gay. But the question I have is why no female cartoon characters are ever "outed." Can we talk about Peppermint Patty from Peanuts?
I never thought that at 50 years old, Sesame Street would still be teaching me. But this week it taught me something new. This week I learned that some of my friends are not like the others. Some of my friends just don't belong.
Imagine sipping a latte at your local coffee shop, and some crazy dude in the rest room throws open the door and hollers for more toilet paper. He's perched on the bowl, hairy legs spread apart. What would you do?
Earlier this week, a participant on change.org launched a petition for Sesame Street to "let" Bert and Ernie get married. I'm a strong advocate of marriage equality, but here's why I think this petition is ill-advised.
Bert and Ernie are just friends. I know that because the producers of Sesame Street told me so. Does the gay rights movement really want to be seen as forcing two men to get married irrespective of their actual say in the matter?