bert and ernie gay

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?
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 by featuring what many people consider to be one of the most famous gay couples in pop culture: Bert and Ernie.
Sesame Street has long denied that Bert and Ernie are anything more than friends, saying in a 2011 statement that the two
The gay denial is turning into quite the art form. Let's watch its progression over the years.
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.
WATCH related video: The petition reads: Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people
The demands of a petition calling for Bert and Ernie to get married, which has become an internet sensation in the last few
The pair of puppets has long been rumored to be a veiled representation of a gay couple, though the Children's Television