The iconic children’s TV show has shown it stands with LGBT families.
Sesame Street has been praised after showing its support for the LGBT Pride month with an uplifting message of love and acceptance on Twitter.
The iconic kids’ TV show shared a special image to mark gay pride celebrations around the world to its official Twitter account on Friday (23 June).
Featuring some of the most beloved characters stood side-by-side in a recreation of the gay Pride rainbow flag, the colourful display of LGBT+ support was captioned: “Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors.”
The tweet was lapped up by fans of the long-running series, which debuted in 1969 and sees iconic characters including Big Bird, Elmo and Oscar educate and entertain children through games, sketches and song.
Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/H3uzD5XwUu
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) June 23, 2017
“Sesame Street was an important part of my childhood, thrilled that their messages of respect for tolerance & diversity continue today!” one Twitter user.
Another added: “The thing I liked most about the characters/muppets was that I never was under pressure to assign genders to any of them.”
It was all too much for one, who admitted: “I am freaking crying I have been watching Sesame Street since my very first breath.”
I'm so thrilled that Sesame Street invited LGBT+ Pride. https://t.co/NDQj9NagdP
— UnCut To The Feeling (@Neil_McNeil) June 25, 2017
— Phil Robertson (@Reaproy) June 25, 2017
The thing I liked most about the characters/muppets was that I never was under pressure to assign genders to any of them.
— Semiotic Hatpin (@semiotic_pirate) June 24, 2017
I am freaking crying I have been watching Sesame Street since my very first breath
— deets (@abusivemother) June 24, 2017
LGBT+ LEGENDS WHEN YOUR FANDOM WILL EVER MMMKEY I LOVE SESAME STREET https://t.co/DD6zSEIA66
— Tonya Чанёльбиасед (@jiminh8whiteppl) June 23, 2017