Bert and Ernie out of the closet as ‘gay’

(NEWS.COM.AU) — DECADES of speculation over two of Sesame Street’s most famous characters — Bert and Ernie — is over.

One of the iconic show’s writers has revealed that they were indeed written as a gay couple.

Joining the Sesame Street team in 1984, Mark Saltzman told Queerty the two beloved characters reflected his own same-sex relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman at the time.

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