The Muppets, some are gay, maybe?

Who are Bert and Ernie? And are they gay?
Bert and Ernie are Muppet characters on Sesame Street. Both are friends and roommates who form a comic duo. Bert is intelligent, grumpy, boring, anal retentive, and easily frustrated. He enjoys such dull activities as paper clip and bottle cap collecting, oatmeal cooking and watching pigeons. While Ernie is more outgoing, loving, free spirited, and well known for his fondness for baths with his Rubber Duckie.
From the start it sounds like opposites attract. The question has come up time and time again if Bert and Ernie are gay? I for one think yes they are. I have watched sesame Street for a very long time. Being a gay man myself I see how the two could be thought of as a gay couple. Maybe they are maybe they are not, I like to think they are.

In early 1994, Rev. Joseph Chambers attempted to get the puppets banned under a little-used anti-gay law in the Deep South. Referred to by the Daily Mirror as a "crackpot preacher from Charlotte, North Carolina," the preacher was said to have stormed on his radio show: Bert and Ernie are two grown men sharing a house and a bedroom. They share clothes, eat and cook together and have blatantly effeminate characteristics.

The Children's Television Workshop has steadfastly denied rumors about Bert and Ernie's sexual orientation for about as long as they can remember. One of their oft-faxed prepared statements (this one from 1993) reads: Bert and Ernie, who've been on Sesame Street for 25 years, do not portray a gay couple, and there are no plans for them to do so in the future. They are puppets, not humans. Like all the Muppets created for Sesame Street, they were designed to help educate preschoolers. Bert and Ernie are characters who help demonstrate to children that despite their differences, they can be good friends.

Regards to the statement listed above I feel it is a nice way of getting out of trouble and denying the truth that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple. Because of the way the American society is close-minded and has a right wing way of thinking I feel that the truth that Bert and Ernie are gay will never come out.

Though it's impossible to pin down where the "Bert and Ernie are gay" rumor began, one potential source is The Real Thing, a 1980 Doubleday book by Kurt Andersen. In this book (which purports to be "A guide to separating the genuine from the ersatz, the men from the boys, and the wheat from the chaff"), Andersen makes the whimsical claim that among homosexuals; Bert and Ernie is "the Real Thing":
Bert and Ernie conduct themselves in the same loving, discreet way that millions of gay men, women and hand puppets do. They do their jobs well and live a splendidly settled life together in an impeccably decorated cabinet.

Whether or not if Bert and Ernie are in fact gay should not make a difference. Sesame Street is there for one purpose – to teach children to accept others no matter what their differences are such as color, race, religion, or sexuality.

Just admit it. Bert and Ernie are a gay loving couple. Ernie wears the pants and Bert takes it up the ass. And yes from time to time they switch roles.

So this leads me to think what other Muppet characters might be gay? I feel that Kermit the frog is also another in the closet gay character. Sure he hangs out with Miss Piggy who I think is his own fag-hag or if you really think about it... maybe Miss Piggy is really a guy in drag. Think about it, Kermit the Frog was originally created out of a green ladies' coat. With frequent appearances on Sesame Street, maybe visiting Bert and Ernie from time to time while he interviewed the nursery rhyme characters!?!

One of his most memorable works by Kermit is the song "Bein' Green". Bein Green is that not just another way of saying that you know you are different and want acceptance for who you are but in the end you just accept that no matter what you are what you are? Read it and think about it.

It's not that easy bein' green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold-
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy bein' green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water- or stars in the sky. But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why? Wonder,
I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

Then you have the song "The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie. First and foremost anything a man sings about rainbows is automatically stereotyped as being gay and Kermit sings about the lovers and dreamers in him. Again read it and think about it.

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.
Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.All of us under its spell,
we know that it's probably magic....Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa


So in my opinion I think Kermit the frog is hiding in the closest and wants to come out. It is just that nobody around him sees the hints that he is leaving around for them to see. Like so many other gay men in the world Kermit wants to let the world know he is gay but is afraid of doing so.

The list of gay Muppet characters can go on and on but I just wanted to touch base with the three characters who I think need to be accepted as gay.