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Bert and Ernie "Come Out" on The New Yorker: Their Moment of Joy


To celebrate the demise of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), The New Yorker next week will be highlighting the monumental moment on it’s cover.

The July 8th-15 issue features Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie in an embrace as they are looking at an image of the Supreme Court on their TV. It’s a moving and poignant image, one that is subtle yet stirring.

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist who created the cover, which is entitled “Moment of Joy.”

The artist, added, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.” Including iconic kid characters in the image brings that message home.

What do you think of the cover?

Photo Source: The New Yorker

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