Sesame Street Introduces Married Gay Couple And Their Daughter

The long-running PBS (and now HBO) children’s show Sesame Street has just introduced three new characters – a married gay couple and their daughter.

“Sesame Street has always been a welcoming place of diversity and inclusion,” Alan Muraoka, who plays Alan, posted on Facebook. “So I’m so excited to introduce Nina’s brother Dave, his husband Frank, and their daughter Mia to our sunny street.”

The “Family Day” episode, directed by Muraoka, focuses on Big Bird, who thinks his Granny Bird can’t make the big celebratory party before he’s surprised by his neighborhood family, reports LGBTQNation.

“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!!!!”