The “Birds And Bees” Speech Might Need Some Revising

November 20th, 2006 // Leave a Comment

An exhibit at the Oslo Natural History Museum discussing studies of homosexuality existing in animal behavior opened last week and has drawn crowds of curious museum-goers. From BBC News:

The Oslo Natural History Museum opened the show last week and says it has been well attended, not least by families. Organisers reported early criticism of the project, and being told by one opponent they would “burn in hell”. But there has been strong interest in an aspect of animal behaviour the museum says is quite common. It says homosexuality has been observed among 1,500 species, and that in 500 of those it is well documented. The exhibition – entitled Against Nature? – includes photographs of one male giraffe mounting another, of apes stimulating others of the same sex, and two aroused male right whales rubbing against each other.

And of course, all I can think about is how much I want that exhibit to become a movie script, solely for the purpose of allowing Sigourney Weaver to star in “Gays In The Mist.”

Written by Lisa Timmons

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