Let Bert & Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street
  • Petitioning Sherrie Rollins Westin

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Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Sesame Workshop
Sherrie Rollins Westin
Sesame Street PR
Ellen Lewis
Sesame Street PR
Alicia Durand
Sesame Street PR
Philip Toscano
CEO of Sesame Workshop
Gary E. Knell
FerenComm for Sesame Street
Stephanie Baumoel
Television show and broadcasting network.
Sesame Street & PBS Kids
FerenComm for Sesame Street
Cynthia Arntzen

Let Bert & Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street

    1. Lair Scott
    2. Petition by

      Lair Scott

      Oak Park, IL

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In this horrid age of LGBTQ kids taking their own lives and being beaten for who they are, need to know that they're BEAUTIFUL, as Christine's song goes. Bullies that facilitate those tragedies be it verbal or otherwise should be taught that homophobia is NOT okay. Children and parents need to learn that acceptance of humankind, even puppets, would indeed plant a seed of peace that will reverberate throughout the universe. We are not asking that Sesame Street depict anything crude or disrespectful; this is NOT about any other issue other than education. Sesame Street claims Bert and Ernie are only friends, though that's how marriage begins, right? If they are ONLY puppets, why do they have HUMAN traits and traditions and families? This should not be the end of the issue as why hasn't Sesame Street extended an olive branch out to this new era of one worldness, be inclusive, and offer to develope contemporary LGBTQ puppets and human characters? It would prove to past and current viewers that it's spelled L-O-V-E, not H8.

Although Sesame Street is not the only children's multimedia educational marketing project, there are questions that blankets this entire awkward situation such as how many classic story characters have been created where the young character yearns nothing more than to be married for love and how many of them have been LGBTQ characters ? IF Cinderella was written in as a lesbian, how much would it change our "views" and affect our lives?? It's only one question that needs to be addressed to include our global LGBTQ village.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Thank you for your understanding. This is about education, nothing more

      Lair Scott
      Petition Organizer

      “There are currently no LGBT characters on Sesame Street, nor in any children’s television program.” The petition author also hopes that more media representation of LGBT families will reduce bullying and teen suicide.

    3. Reached 7,000 signatures
    4. This would not be the first Sesame Street wedding

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      Sesame Street has had shows dedicated to weddings before. Check out this clip to see how nicely Sesame Street celebrated a wedding.

    5. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ruben LoPresti READING, PA
      • 2 months ago

      I believe it will make a necessary bold statement. Times are changing.

    • Catalina Rodriguez SANTIAGO, CHILE
      • 3 months ago

      Creo que el cambio se debe iniciar hasta por el mas pequeño individuo de nuestra sociedad. Desde ahí, se podría fomentar la igualdad y tolerancia. Seria un gran paso. Ademas, en otros programas para niños, como en "Buena suerte Charlie (Good Luck Charlie), ya han habido parejas de carácter homosexual, ¿y porque no en plaza sésamo también?

    • Leaf Akemi SANTA CLARA, CA
      • 5 months ago

      I am in support of this - I find it a great idea to give kids the diversity I never had growing up. I didn't even have people of color in my books! Perhaps they could make "new" gay characters, but I find this a good idea. Give kids the ability to identify with the media.

      And, honestly, I find some of the comments here disgusting. What is wrong with the world?

    • Dana Brandrup AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      This is important to me because I have grown up with these characters and watched their relationship grow. Now more than ever seems the right time. I support gay right and I believe it important for kids to see that so they know they just the same and love is love it doesn't matter who you love it's how you love.

    • Hanna Shrader MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • 6 months ago

      They are in Love. Plus gay representation is needed on this show.


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