Pride Month: Sesame Street Introduces Gay Dads

Sesame Street has introduced its first gay family
(image via Instagram)

Sesame Street has a new family in the neighborhood.

The longtime children’s series recently introduced its first same-sex couple (other than Bert and Ernie) named Dave (Chris Costa) and Frank (Alex Weisman) along with their daughter, Mia (Olivia Perez).

The family made their first appearance in the latest episode titled, “Family Day.”

The episode was directed by Alan Muraoka, who also plays the owner of Hooper’s Store on the show.

Muraoka shared the news of the important milestone on his Instagram account writing, “Sesame Street has always been a welcoming place of diversity and inclusion. 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!”