Upcoming New Yorker Cover Portrays Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie As Gay Couple

The New Yorker will have a pretty powerful image on the cover of their next issue, one that hints that iconic Sesame Street characters Bert & Ernie are a gay couple.

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”


The cover comes after the U.S. Supreme Court recently made two landmark decisions bolstering gay rights and same-sex marriage.

In the magazine’s cover, titled “Bert and Ernie’s Moment Of Joy,” shows the two Sesame Street characters snuggling together on the couch as they watch the landmark Supreme Court rulings on television.

[New Yorker]