Disclaimer: We love all people! We joke a lot in Freshtopia because we're happy (no pun intended). We get along and support all walks of life. Having said that, what in the LGBTQRSTUV is going on! Some of us grew up and have certain memories of our childhood and day by day it gets ripped away! I would have this same feeling if we grew up on the being gay and then in 2018, they confirm that they were straight the whole time. That's the only part that bothers me. Ok that is all! Enjoy your day and listen to #FreshRadio ... Fresh Since '10 and we're not changing! Via TMZ.com Bert and Ernie are finally out ... a "Sesame Street" writer is confirming the iconic characters are a gay couple. Bert and Ernie have been on the show since it started in 1969, and there's always been speculation about the true nature of their relationship. Mark Saltzman, who joined the "Sesame Street" crew in 1984, cleared it all up by telling Queerty he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.He says the 'Sesame' duo is a reflection of his own same-sex relationship and not about pushing an agenda.