13th October 2013
Israel: ‘Ambiguous relationship’ of energy awareness puppets sparks gay representation debates 6
1:18 PM — Television advertisements featuring two puppets named "plug" and "socket" have sparked debates about gay representation in Israel, after rumours the characters might be gay were re-ignited following the arrival of an adopted baby puppet.
2nd July 2013
US: Abuse charges against gay former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash dropped 10
6:25 PM — Three lawsuits brought by men who claimed former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sexually abused them when they were underage have been thrown out by a judge.
Video: US radio host says the New Yorker ‘promoted child abuse’ with Bert and Ernie equal marriage cover 18
3:17 PM — A US radio host has weighed in on the media attention surrounding the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA last week, to say that the New Yorker magazine "promoted child abuse", by featuring Sesame Street characters embracing at the news on its cover.
28th June 2013
The New Yorker features Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie celebrating Supreme Court equal marriage rulings 1
2:59 PM — The New Yorker magazine has thrown its support behind the Supreme Court's decision to repeal a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), earlier this week, by unveiling an equal marriage themed Sesame Street cover.
20th March 2013
Ex-Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash accused of hosting ‘crystal meth sex party’ with teenage boy 31
6:56 PM — Former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash has been accused of hosting a "crystal meth sex party" with a teenage boy.
22nd November 2012
Gay former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash may face jail, following sexual allegations 2
8:21 AM — Kevin Clash, the actor formerly behind the popular Sesame Street character, Elmo, could face jail if the second set of allegations, that he had sex with a minor, turn out to be true.
20th November 2012
Gay Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash quits show 11
6:52 PM — Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of fresh allegations that he had sex with an underage youth.
14th November 2012
US man drops accusations against gay Sesame Street actor 8
12:40 PM — A man who accused Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash of having underage sex with him when he was a teenage boy has recanted his story.
12th November 2012
Gay Sesame Street actor denies sexual allegations 12
4:11 PM — US gay actor Kevin Clash who provides the voice of Elmo in Sesame Street is on a leave of absence from the iconic children’s series after denying he had underage sex.
10th August 2011
Petition wants gay marriage for Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie 29
2:52 PM — An online petition signed by more than 900 people is calling for Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie to have gay wedding. The petition, at change.com, says a wedding could give hope to bullied gay children.
26th October 2010
Sesame Street’s Bert hints he’s gay but producers say no 10
10:52 AM — Rumours have circulated for years that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are in a relationship and now Bert has hinted at it on Twitter. Bert, who shares a bed with Ernie, wrote on the Sesame Street Twitter feed during Pride season that his hair was "mo" - a slang word for gay.