7th March 2013
UK: MPs hear of Christian teacher disciplined for refusing to read pro-gay Penguin book to class 52
5:09 PM — A solicitor from the Christian Institute has told a committee of MPs that a primary school teacher was previously disciplined by a head teacher for refusing to read ‘And Tango Makes Three’ – a children’s book about two male penguins looking after a female chick.
9th August 2012
Scientists give tips to avoid ‘sensationalised’ gay animal headlines 50
2:32 PM — A comment piece in the latest edition of the journal Nature warns scientists of the pitfalls of allowing their work on sexual behaviour among animals to be 'sensationalised' in the media, with a particular focus on 'gay' animals.
23rd May 2012
Gay penguin couple given their own egg to rear 34
3:13 PM — Two gay Gentoo Penguins, that have for six years yearned to be parents, have been given their own egg to rear in Madrid, reports say.
6th December 2011
Chinese zookeepers give gay penguin couple a chick 17
2:29 PM — A pair of gay penguins in China have been given a baby chick by zoo staff. The infant penguin is one of twins born to parents in the Harbin Polar Land aquarium.
11th November 2011
Canada’s gay penguins to be “reunited by spring” 72
2:27 PM — Buddy and Pedro, of the Toronto Zoo, will be introduced to females to aid a breeding programme, but their separation will be temporary.
16th August 2011
Gay birds have lifelong relationships 620
10:38 AM — A study has found that zebra finches can form lifelong same-sex relationships. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, chose the species to study because zebra finches are known for forming permanent monogamous relationships.
13th April 2011
Gay penguins book is back at top of complaints list 35
10:56 AM — A children's book about two gay penguins has returned to the top spot in a list of America's most controversial books. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell has been on the American Library Association's (ALA) list of the most complained about books for five years.