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Cross-dressing LGBT activist to appear on ‘Sesame Street’

The LGBT activist's 'fierce vibes' are coming to the beloved children's show, according to Sesame Street's official Facebook page. Bert and Ernie may not be a same-sex couple, but the long-running children’s franchise Sesame Street is about to get an infusion of LGBT “vibes” with an upcoming guest appearance by actor and LGBT activist Billy Porter.


Porter, best known as Pray Tell in the FX’s LGBT ballroom drama Pose and for wearing extravagant dresses, will appear during the 51st season of the beloved children’s show, according to Sesame Street’s official Facebook page. Billy will also play the ‘Fairy Godmother’ In A New “Cinderella” Film.

Among comments on the post some readers expressed concern. “That is pushing too much at little children, it makes no sense, kids have too much on their little plates as it is,” one said. “Why add more?”

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“Billy Porter bringing those fierce vibes to Sesame Street,” the post declares, accompanied by photos of Porter on the classic set, wearing a tuxedo gown.

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