LGBT culture describes the social paradigm by which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals sometimes identify. Celebrated in modern culture as "LGBT pride" sometimes abbreviated simply as "pride" is the celebration and promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people as a social group. Several different flags symbolize LGBT Pride, with the most common and internationally recognized flag being the six-colored rainbow ironically displayed in "straight" lines. Producers of Sesame Street have promoted that "Sesame Street has always stood for inclusion and acceptance.
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There's much more to a human being than just straightness or gayness. Oz continued to go back-and-forth with people responding to his tweet who asked why the colorful puppets couldn't be gay. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Eventually, Oz decided to to bow out of the Twitter debate, thanking his followers for engaging in the discussion with him. Now Bert's creator Frank has also disagreed with Mark Saltzman, who said he based the characters on his own gay relationship, by tweeting: "I created Bert. Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in England, spent parts of his childhood in Belgium, and moved to America when he was five.
Are Bert and Ernie gay? There are many ways of answering this question, which seems to pop up in American culture every few years. With the relationship status of Sesame Street 's most famous roommates making the news again this week, it all depends on which source you think matters most.
The set had been carefully constructed on a studio back lot, but even fake swamps have real water. To make his frog sing, the puppeteer had to become amphibious. Out of cloth and thread, Henson created a world of characters as rich and diverse as our own.