Can Animals Be Gay?

Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
I just read this great article from the New York Times... It's from last year, but if you haven't seen it already I highly recommend checking it out. It's about how homosexual-type activities have been observed in several animals including Albatross. It's also about how those observations by biologists have been picked up by the media, activists and others within the conversation about human homosexuality in America.

It's a long article, but I found it fascinating. I'd love to hear what others think about this article!

Here's the link
05/06/2011
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Akira Akira
I remember when I heard about Roy and Silo at the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan. At first I found it amazing, and yet extremely sad. Especially when I started reading about how they kept trying to incubate an egg together. Even though this was back in 2004, I'm happy they did finally get the chance to hatch a fertile egg.
05/28/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I don't see why not. My two female Labs are Bi, they hump and lick each other all the time. This only gets the male dog excited. lol Good thing he is to small to really get some.
05/28/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I think my girl german shepard is gay...for me! I like to wear dresses around the house; with no panties. She tries to get all in my business! I have 2 male dogs that I have no problems like that at all with. Weird huh?
05/28/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My ex had two gay male cats that were interested only in each other, not for any of the other female cats around.
05/28/2011
deletedacct deletedacct
I once had a gay dog & according to a study by a Reproductive Physiologist at my University..female rabbits exposed to neighboring brothers in utero display "male-exclusive" behaviors such as mounting other female rabbits. Interesting.
06/07/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Hehe sometimes I get questions concerning this at the pet store I work at, and it's always fun to watch people's reactions when I explain that, yes, homosexual behavior exists elsewhere in the animal kingdom.
08/08/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
i dont think so?
08/08/2011
Taylor Taylor
In biology class in high school we had two female rabbits that would hump each other almost constantly so yes I think animals an be gay.
08/08/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I think so. Just one walk with my old dog would persuade any nay-sayers!
08/09/2011
Kkay Kkay
Animal sexuality is interesting, and there's a lot out there on it.
08/09/2011
ElleBee ElleBee
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
I just read this great article from the New York Times... It's from last year, but if you haven't seen it already I highly recommend checking it out. It's about how homosexual-type activities have been observed in several animals ... More
I definitely think that homosexual activity is exhibited in nature.
08/12/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
hundreds of species in the animal kingdom exhibit homosexual behavior. so yes, animal nature can be gay too
08/14/2011
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
I just read this great article from the New York Times... It's from last year, but if you haven't seen it already I highly recommend checking it out. It's about how homosexual-type activities have been observed in several animals ... More
yes animals can be gay
09/24/2011
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
I saw my grandmother's dog having gay sex YESTERDAY.
09/24/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
Lol. Dogs hump eachother cuz its fun and sometimes to be dominant. I dont think animals can be gay tho, I think their instinct is to reproduce so they will want to spread their seed where it will be best used. A male dog cannot use semen like a girl dog can. Their instinct is to mate with the opposite sex. Humans however are different in this area, they have lust and love for pleasure, not for reproduction. And yes, pigs, dogs, and dolphins hump cuz its fun, but not because they are sexually attracted to the same sex.
09/28/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
So, more of them being bi, rather than being gay?
09/29/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I remember a study where rats in a study showed homosexual preferences when they became over populated. Just as they were going to start running out of foo, like a lightswitch they became disinterested in the females. Super interesting!
09/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Cream in the Cupcake
Lol. Dogs hump eachother cuz its fun and sometimes to be dominant. I dont think animals can be gay tho, I think their instinct is to reproduce so they will want to spread their seed where it will be best used. A male dog cannot use semen like a girl ... More
Explain my ex's cats. (Points up to own previous comment.)
09/29/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
I just read this great article from the New York Times... It's from last year, but if you haven't seen it already I highly recommend checking it out. It's about how homosexual-type activities have been observed in several animals ... More
That's quite interesting. You know, once I heard this ridiculous think that homosexual couple's animals will also develop homosexual behavior. I personally find a lot of that to be BS. For once, animals operate on animal instincts. They have sex because they were designed to reproduce, and so they shall - even if it's accidentally with a male animal. It has nothing to do with homosexuals around them.

There's a lot of theories, and they range, but I don't read too much into them simply because it's something that us, as humans, will never fully be able to understand.
09/29/2011
Beck Beck
I have three female cats that have three ways all the time together! Also the one cat is really lesbian for me. She even tries to rub her pooter on me.
09/29/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Yeah, I have come across articles like this in the past as well. Definitely think it's interesting!
09/29/2011
Rhazya Rhazya
I've seen a lot of articles about homosexual behavior being observed in other animal, I'm not too surprised. It's exhibited in humans who are animals when you get down to it s why not other animals?
10/06/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Cream in the Cupcake
Lol. Dogs hump eachother cuz its fun and sometimes to be dominant. I dont think animals can be gay tho, I think their instinct is to reproduce so they will want to spread their seed where it will be best used. A male dog cannot use semen like a girl ... More
There are a lot of animals that display exclusively gay behaviors, though. For example, approximately 8% of rams (male sheep) are gay. Not bisexual - gay.


Some might argue that this is a flaw, but one could also argue that it's a fantastic method of population control. It doesn't add to the population, but still provides other benefits (i.e., nurturing rejected offspring, controlling other animal populations through predator/prey, and so on).
10/11/2011
Lindsey123 Lindsey123
There are actually very few animals that don't engage in homosexual activity.
10/31/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
It's proven that they are. Many are.
11/01/2011
Curves Curves
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Originally posted by LavenderSkies
It's proven that they are. Many are.
agreed
11/01/2011
Peggi Peggi
I've not given this too much thought, to be honest...but I'd have to say that I agree they can be. Humans aren't the only beings who can be gay!
11/01/2011
geliebt geliebt
There are a lot of documented circumstances of it, fo sho! Who knows what's going on inside their heads, but at the very least, plenty of animals exhibit plenty of homosexual behavior.
11/02/2011
petname petname
I've heard that every species has engaged in it, actually. Sound crazy, but not untrue.
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