Gay! The Animals

This is a series on queer animals. There’s a false construct in our culture that queerness is solely a human trait. In fact, same-sex attraction is widespread and well-documented among other non-human animals. The first animal I knew about in this realm was the very common mallard duck. These ducks have same-sex pairing in 19% of all couple observed — in both male and females.

My goal in this series is to debunk and disempower the tired and false paradigm that queerness is unnatural — in fact, the whole world is naturally queerer than we know.