Let Bert & Ernie Get Married on Sesame Street

“In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living. Aside from those that are committing suicide, the bullies that facilitate these tragedies need to learn that homophobia is NOT okay. They need to know that acceptance of their fellow human beings would indeed plant a seed of peace that will reverberate throughout the world. We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful by allowing Bert & Ernie to marry or even adding a transgender character to the show. It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different. Let Sesame Street and PBS Kids be a big part in saving many worthy lives. Please visit our Facebook  page.”

http://www.change.org/petitions/let-bert-ernie-get-married-on-sesame-street

All I can say is: I love this. Children are, surprisingly, some of the most accepting of homosexuality because their minds are still pure, untainted by adult bigotries and biases. If such a petition were to pull through, I know that seeing a homosexual marriage on a children’s show like Sesame Street would not seem like a great step forward for the LGBTq community, but I guarantee that it would be. Publicizing the fairness, the equality, and the tolerance of a homosexual marriage would further teach our younger generation the characteristic of acceptance. We can hope that they are able to further our country’s tolerance and acceptance of differences; equality is a TV show away. If our generation is unable to bring acceptance and equality to the LGBTq community, hopefully the next one can. Watching two of their favorite childhood characters marry on public television would help that.

Posted on August 4, 2011, in LGBTq News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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