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'Sesame Street''s Pride Month Social Media Posts Spark Predictable Fury From Conservatives

The long-running children's show shared inclusive messages for LGBTQ+ Pride Month on Twitter and Instagram, much to the dismay of conservatives.

YouTube screenshot of "Sesame Street" characters

The beloved children's show Sesame Street recently tweeted its support for Pride Month, expressing a message of inclusion and self-expression. However, as expected, the post drew a wave of backlash from bigoted individuals who hurled abusive comments and called for boycotts.

Sesame Street took to Twitter to share a message in support of Pride Month, emphasizing the celebration of "inclusion, belonging, and freedom of authentic self-expression."

The post featured various colored heart emojis and included a graphic of the Progress Pride flag adorned with smiling Sesame Street characters.

You can see it below.

Sesame Street also posted a similar message on Instagram expressing its commitment to "celebrate and uplift the LGBTQIA+ members of our community."

However, the tweet quickly attracted bigoted responses from individuals who made often homophobic and derogatory remarks.

However, others praised the program for standing strong in its support for marginalized communities.

And let's not forget this zinger of a response.

Sesame Street's support and recognition of LGBTQ+ identities has evolved over the years.

HBO and HBO Max—now Max—have been the home for new episodes of the program since 2016. The episodes air on PBS about a year later.

Prior to 2018, the show rarely addressed the existence of LGBTQ+ people. However, it gradually introduced LGBTQ+ imagery, featuring visuals of children with same-sex parents and discussing LGBTQ+ families in episodes.

In recent years, Sesame Street has been vocal about Pride month on social media platforms, actively engaging with the LGBTQ+ community and promoting messages of acceptance.

During Pride Month in 2021, Sesame Street took a significant step by introducing its first openly queer characters, Frank and Dave along with their daughter Mia.

This move was widely celebrated as a positive representation of LGBTQ+ families and a testament to the show's ongoing commitment to inclusivity.