13th April 2015
Gay penguin book still topping ‘most banned’ list 8
4:10 PM — A children's book that tells the story of two male penguins raising a child together is still the third-most banned book in the US.
21st November 2014
Ladybird axes ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ labels on children’s books 5
2:39 PM — Children's book publisher Ladybird will be dropping book titles aimed at 'boys' and 'girls'.
19th December 2013
Safari park surprised to find assumed opposite-sex penguin couple are actually lesbians 13
1:10 PM — Once again proving that there are around 1,500 species which show homosexual behaviour and just one which demonstrates homophobia, two female penguins have shacked up together in a safari park.
21st September 2012
Authors find publisher which allows protagonist of novel to remain gay 18
8:31 PM — Authors of a novel for young adults who were told by a prospective publisher that they must change the sexuality of their protagonist, from gay to straight, have found a new publisher who has allowed him to remain gay.
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.
21st October 2010
Penguins ‘are flirty, not gay’ 26
5:20 PM — A new study says that penguins who engage in same-sex mating displays are flirty, rather than gay. Incidences of homosexuality in the species have been well-documented and one male penguin couple at San Francisco Zoo were together for six years before splitting up in 2009.
4th January 2010
Bisexual penguin fights serious illness 7
1:17 PM — The bisexual penguin at the centre of a much-reported love triangle is gravely ill. Harry, a Magellan penguin at San Francisco Zoo, is suffering from a respiratory illness.