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“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”


Best New Yorker cover since Chris Ware’s heartwarming Mother’s Day one and this brilliant Sendak-inspired idea.
It was actually Studio 360's Kurt Andersen who first outed Bert and Ernie 33 years ago in his 1980 book, The Real Thing:

Bert and Ernie conduct themselves in the same loving, discreet way that millions of gay men, women and hand puppets do. They do their jobs well and live a splendidly settled life together in an impeccably decorated cabinet.

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

Best New Yorker cover since Chris Ware’s heartwarming Mother’s Day one and this brilliant Sendak-inspired idea.

It was actually Studio 360's Kurt Andersen who first outed Bert and Ernie 33 years ago in his 1980 book, The Real Thing:

Bert and Ernie conduct themselves in the same loving, discreet way that millions of gay men, women and hand puppets do. They do their jobs well and live a splendidly settled life together in an impeccably decorated cabinet.

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