"Arthur" Character Mr. Ratburn Comes Out As Gay & Gets Married


Glee star and LGBTQIA+ advocate Jane Lynch guest stars in the episode as Mr. Ratburn's sister.

Fortunately, this time around, Arthur's recent nod to the LGBTQ2 community was celebrated by thousands of fans and gay-rights advocates over social media.

The group of chums grow more anxious when they spy Mr Ratburn having lunch with an uptight woman.

It seems Mr. Ratburn has finally found the flawless match in his professional chocolatier husband, Patrick - who should be able to cater generously to his cake-eating needs. "We believe it is important to represent the wide array of adults in the lives of children who look to PBS KIDS every day".

Monday's episode not the first time the PBS children's show has included a LGBTQ storyline.

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"It's a brand new world!" one of the students says during the wedding.

Arthur and his friends are relieved their beloved teacher is not marrying Patty, but they're still embarrassed by Mr. Ratburn when he breaks out the moves to some disco on the wedding dance floor. PBS Kids really is that b****.

PBS has just confirmed what those with heightened gaydar have suspected for years - Mr. Ratburn, Arthur's no-nonsense-with-a-heart-of-gold teacher, is gay.

In a brand-new episode called "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone", fans of the series finally get to see the cake-loving teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marry his longtime love.

Variety Magazine reported that children's TV network Nickelodeon had featured a "bi-racial" gay couple in its series Loud House in 2016.