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WATCH: A Sister's AMAZING Wedding Present For Her Gay Brother

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

As the number of states offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples steadily increases, you really do need to begin asking yourself: just WHAT are ...

First They Came for Bert and Ernie

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

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?

New Yorker Cover Sparks Homophobic Backlash

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Media

To celebrate the death of the Defense of Marriage Act, the New Yorker featured an illustration of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie snuggling on a sofa o...

Everything I Needed to Learn About Love, I Learned From Bert and Ernie

William Dameron | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

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.

PHOTO: New Yorker's Amazing DOMA Cover

Posted 06.28.2013 | Media

The New Yorker celebrated the Supreme Court's historic rulings on gay marriage with one of its most awesome covers of all time. It marked the moment b...

Good News For 'Sesame Street' Fans

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

Sunny day! According to THR, a "Sesame Street" movie is headed to the big screen, courtesy of director Shawn Levy and Twentieth Century Fox. Levy w...

Idiot's Guide to Belly Laughing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Anastasia Rubis

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?

Hackers Post Pornos On 'Sesame Street' YouTube Page

Posted 12.17.2011 | Weird News

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Pornography Street? Hackers took control of the "Sesame Street" YouTube page yesterday, turning the kid-...

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

Bert and Ernie: Just "Ducky" As They Are

David Kleeman | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
David Kleeman

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.

Forensic Evidence Suggests Cookie Monster Never Ate a Single Cookie

Pablo Andreu | Posted 10.12.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

If the information is verified, the Sesame Street character known for his gastronomical tunnel vision may face charges of fraud.

Because They Are Not Gay! What 'Forcing' Bert And Ernie To Get Married Teaches Us About Homophobia

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

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?

Sesame Street Responds To Calls For Bert & Ernie To Marry

Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment

Bert and Ernie will not be getting married. To each other, or anyone else. The demands of a petition calling for Bert and Ernie to get married, whi...

Should Bert And Ernie Get Married?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee and Gazelle Emami | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

Should Bert and Ernie get married? Over 900 people think so. A petition started by Lair Scott, exhorts the makers of Sesame Street to let the two o...

Steel Magnolia's Heart-On: Delaney & Bonnie and... Bert and Ernie?

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Leave it to a couple of lovebirds to sing the praises of some of their favorite singing partners.

Your Favorite Star-Crossed Lovers In Literature: Expect The Unexpected, Not Romeo And Juliet (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Though Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are the classic star-crossed lovers in books, and the play from which the phrase originates, we decided to add s...

Bert And Ernie Come Out in Favor of Same Sex Marriage

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

Bert and Ernie have long been rumored to be gay. Many have speculated that Ernie's international hit, "Rubber Ducky", was actually a coded love song to Bert.

TV Shows The Networks Didn't Want To Admit Were About Gay People (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Growing up I loved the shows on this list, but even as a wee one I knew they weren't what they claimed. All of these shows focused on gay couples who ...

Top 5 Big Bird Adjusts to Life Outside of Sesame Street Moments

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary this week with much fanfare and Muppet mania. The show's icon, Big Bird, has fled his coop at times -- here are some clips.

Bert And Ernie Google Doodle Celebrates Sesame Street Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Why are Bert and Ernie on Google's Doodle? Google's Doodle has looked a bit different the past few days: First Big Bird's yellow legs were pictured...

Oscar The Grouch Google Doodle Celebrates Sesame Street Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's Doodle has been on a Sesame Street spree! First Big Bird's yellow legs were pictured in place of the Google "L". Next, Cookie Monster came...

Sesame Street Google Images Celebrate Anniversary: See Them ALL! (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sesame Street has gone Google! Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and more Sesame Street favorites have all graced the Google logo in celebration of Se...

Big Bird Google Doodle Celebrates Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's doodle looks a bit different: instead of the regular primary-colored G-O-O-G-L-E, Big Bird, the giant yellow bird character from the children...

Grover Google Doodle Next In Sesame Street Celebration? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's Doodle has been on a Sesame Street spree! First Big Bird's yellow legs were pictured in place of the Google "L". Next, Cookie Monster came a...

I'm On A Boat: Bert And Ernie Take On T-Pain (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In March, T-Pain, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer hit the open waters in the SNL digital short, "I'm on a Boat." Now Bert and Ernie are getting in on ...