- August 2022
Image by SeaReeds from Pixabay
I was reading how zookeepers at an English zoo successfully gave two gay male flamingos an abandoned egg to hatch and raise, when I stumbled upon something that'll change my life.
A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
Queer humor writers don't get gifts like that every day.
- March 2022
A recent display of both stupidity and bigotry made national news, and I'm not talking about the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The owners of a dog named Fezco dumped him at a shelter in Stanly County, N.C. Fezco had humped a male dog, so the owners thought he was gay.
Where to start?
The owners plainly didn't know that mounting is a dominance behavior among dogs. What they did know is they were appalled at the idea of having a homosexual dog.
I'm fighting the impulse to say these people are too stupid to live. Obviously, I just lost the fight.
When ignorance and prejudice combine, humans often get hurt, but in this case the victim was a five-year-old mutt.
With heartworm. It turned out the owners had, apparently, never taken the dog to the vet.
I'll put you out of your misery right now: This tale has a tail-wagging conclusion.
Longtime partners Steve Nichols and John Winn of the greater Charlotte area saw Fezco's story on TV, and promptly adopted him. They renamed him Oscar for—uh huh—Oscar Wilde. Sounds to me like a big gay raspberry blown at the previous owners.
Oscar was immediately scheduled for neutering and heartworm treatment at an animal hospital, but is expected to be in his new home at the end of the week.
"I know it’s silly to think that a dog is gay, but if he wants to be gay as hell, he can be gay here," said Nichols.
One more straight mess cleaned up by gays. I think it's time to start bestowing medals.
- April 2021
Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay
We Salute You
Today is World Penguin Day. Let's take a moment to celebrate the bravery of those same-sex penguin couples in zoos around the world who waddle openly into history each time they try to become parents. Even if what they're attempting to hatch is actually a rock.
It was a lovely spring day here in Seattle, so I took myself off to eat lunch by the shore of Lake Washington. As soon as I reached the picnic table, crows and ducks sidled up.
Something niggled at me as I watched the two ducks watch me. The lightbulb went off: They were both male. They returned to the water, paddling and feeding in unison.
Eventually a male and a female duck joined the male couple. The recent arrivals seemed so companionable with the two guys I figured they must belong to PFLAG.
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