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Do you think PBS will ever feature a cartoon with gay characters?

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I was reading something recently about how happy some people are that a few PBS morning cartoons feature mixed-race families (Sid the Science Kid, Martha Speaks). I was thinking, "That's great, but my goodness, how sad that that's JUST NOW starting to happen!"

It made me wonder, do you think we'll ever progress to the point where a PBS morning cartoon would feature gay parents raising a family?
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I believe Letters from Buster (is that the name?) already did.
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Whoops, it was Postcards from Buster and it was pulled:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...52C0A9639C8B63
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Whoops, it was Postcards from Buster and it was pulled:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...52C0A9639C8B63
Yeah, I guess some do in an indirect way like that. I remember one time on Sesame Street, Elmo did a segment on families, and IIRC they showed lots of different types of families: mom/dad/kids, grandma/mom/kids, two moms/kids, etc.

But IMO that's not quite the same as having the central family featured on the show being a same-sex couple with children, the way on Sid the Science Kid and Martha Speaks the parents of the main child characters, who are featured in every show, are mixed-race.
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Ummm, Ernie and Bert don't count? I know they aren't cartoons, but......
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Whoops, it was Postcards from Buster and it was pulled:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...52C0A9639C8B63
It wasn't pulled in our state though We were proud

Go Vermont!
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Ummm, Ernie and Bert don't count? I know they aren't cartoons, but......
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Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree View Post
Ummm, Ernie and Bert don't count? I know they aren't cartoons, but......
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