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  • “Sesame Street” celebrated Pride Month by introducing its first gay married couple to the show.
  • The show’s episode “Family Day” featured two married fathers and their daughter attending a party that includes Big Bird and Elmo.
  • This was the first time in the 51-year history of “Sesame Street” that a gay married couple was included in a storyline.

“Sesame Street” celebrated Pride Month by introducing its first gay married couple to the famous children’s show.

For the first time in its 51-year history, the show’s episode “Family Day” featured two married fathers — Frank, portrayed by Alex Weisman, and Dave, portrayed by Chris Costa — and their daughter, Mia, played by Olivia Perez, attending a party that includes Big Bird and Elmo.

"There’s all kinds of different families," Frank says. "But what makes us a family is that we love each other."


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Alan Muraoka, co-director of the episode and an actor in the show, said how proud he was to take part in the historic storyline.

"Sesame Street has always been a welcoming place of diversity and inclusion. So I'm so excited to introduce Nina's Brother Dave, his husband Frank, and their daughter Mia to our sunny street,” Muraoka wrote on Facebook, adding, "I am so honored and humbled to have co-directed this important and milestone episode. Love is love, and we are so happy to add this special family to our Sesame family. Happy Pride to all!!!!"


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Published on Jun 22, 2021