The popular children’s television show “Sesame Street” recently expressed its support for “lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered” persons on its official Twitter page, generating a range of public responses, from positive to negative. “Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors,” it wrote on June 23, posting a heart next to the text.

It also shared a photograph of various Sesame Street characters lined up in a manner to reflect the colors of the rainbow flag.  The post has generated over 134,000 likes as of press time, and over 56,000 retweets. It also resulted in hundreds of comments, with some applauding the children’s television broadcast for publicly supporting homosexuality, and others expressing concern about how the matter will influence children. READ MORE