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Can Animals Be Gay?
New York Times ^ | March 29, 2010 | JON MOOALLEM

Posted on 04/04/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Laysan albatross is a downy seabird with a seven-foot wingspan and a notched, pale yellow beak. Every November, a small colony of albatrosses assembles at a place called Kaena Point, overlooking the Pacific at the foot of a volcanic range, on the northwestern tip of Oahu, Hawaii. Each bird has spent the past six months in solitude, ranging over open water as far north as Alaska, and has come back to the breeding ground to reunite with its mate. Albatrosses can live to be 60 or 70 years old and typically mate with the same bird every year, for life. Their “divorce rate,” as biologists term it, is among the lowest of any bird.

When I visited Kaena Point in November, the first birds were just returning, and they spent a lot of their time gliding and jackknifing in the wind a few feet overhead or plopped like cushions in the sand. There are about 120 breeding albatrosses in the colony, and gradually, each will arrive and feel out the crowd for the one other particular albatross it has been waiting to have sex with again. At any given moment in the days before Thanksgiving, some birds may be just turning up while others sit there killing time. It feels like an airport baggage-claim area.

Once together, pairs will copulate and collaboratively incubate a single egg for 65 days. They take shifts: one bird has to sit at the nest while the other flaps off to fish and eat for weeks at a time. Couples preen each other’s feathers and engage in elaborate mating behaviors and displays. “Like when you’re in a couple,” Marlene Zuk, a biologist who has visited the colony, explained to me.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: animals; anotherstudy; bestiality; homosexual; homosexualagenda; ivorytower; junkscience; lavendermafia; pravdamedia; pseudoscience
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1 posted on 04/04/2010 4:51:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Makes sense that you’d read this in the NY Times, doesn’t it?


2 posted on 04/04/2010 4:52:34 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: nickcarraway

Forward to the 48th second

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103337/?searchterm=south%20park%20is%20gay


3 posted on 04/04/2010 4:53:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, Please. According to the NY Times, we’re ALL gay...some of us just don’t know it yet, LOL!


4 posted on 04/04/2010 4:55:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: nickcarraway

To the headline: no.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 4:55:58 PM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: nickcarraway

Can animals have a lifestyle?


6 posted on 04/04/2010 4:57:06 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway
Can Animals Be Gay?

Sure they can. And then they go extinct because they don't reproduce.......who writes this BS?

7 posted on 04/04/2010 4:57:29 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: nickcarraway

this thread is gay.


8 posted on 04/04/2010 4:57:35 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They just sent you a telegram letting you know.


9 posted on 04/04/2010 4:57:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Well actually- my sister had two dogs (yorkie's) that seemed to be... homo-dogs.

But then, I think some dogs would do it with anything.

10 posted on 04/04/2010 4:58:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Having witnessed a female kitty mount another female kitty in heat I have to wonder sometimes.... ;-)


11 posted on 04/04/2010 4:58:17 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Brilliant

And here I am thinking that the NYT couldnt come up with another libtard story..


12 posted on 04/04/2010 4:58:18 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

And being gay is so much more HUMAN than being staight. They are just better people than us hetros. [/s]


13 posted on 04/04/2010 4:58:58 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: nickcarraway

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only did I have LESBIAN dogs, I have GAY Parakeets!

So there you have it.

Video is available on request. Just kidding. LOL!


14 posted on 04/04/2010 4:59:44 PM PDT by purpleporter
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To: nickcarraway
Ten pages on female albatrosses. Good use of valuable news space, compared to the drivel the Slimes usually perpetrates. But to what end? What is the point?
15 posted on 04/04/2010 5:00:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: nickcarraway

And this is what people worry about?


16 posted on 04/04/2010 5:00:13 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Drango

You crack me up.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 5:00:34 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: nickcarraway
Only when they are young.

When they are older they have way too much responsibility just surviving.

That's when they become pragmatic.

18 posted on 04/04/2010 5:01:44 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nickcarraway

My girlfriend’s dog humps any human with a leg.


19 posted on 04/04/2010 5:02:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway
Ungaying the post........
20 posted on 04/04/2010 5:03:25 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

woof


21 posted on 04/04/2010 5:03:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ScreamingFist

Liberals are pushing an agenda with articles such as this. I’ve seen articles like this before, talking about homosexuality in the animal kingdom. It’s supposed to make us think that homosexuality is normal and natural. Gay animals, gay people, get it??


22 posted on 04/04/2010 5:05:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway

Yes,,Animals and Fowl can be Un-Natural (happy,don’t think so).We cull them here,not productive to this society.


23 posted on 04/04/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: GSP.FAN

Good Job.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 5:07:10 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: nickcarraway

Another useless million dollar study paid for by Tax dollars.


25 posted on 04/04/2010 5:07:48 PM PDT by jedi150
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To: GSP.FAN

Glad I am a Lesbian trapped in a Mans body thats for sure.

Good looker!


26 posted on 04/04/2010 5:09:12 PM PDT by jedi150
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To: nickcarraway

If the Black Widow spider kill’s it’s husband does that make it ok for humans?

Should human’s have queens like bees and drones and workers?

It doesn’t matter if you can find some animals that sometimes practice homosexuality, it’s still wrong for man.


27 posted on 04/04/2010 5:10:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway

My INHERITED grand-kitty... “Layla” is a boy but my daughter named him Layla (don’t ask)...He’s all white with long fur and blue eye...easily passes for a foxy babe cat...and was neutered when very young. He hangs out with the next door neighbor cat who is OBVIOUSLY gay...his name is “Pretty Boy”.

LOL


28 posted on 04/04/2010 5:11:41 PM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: nickcarraway

Have you ever spent any time around these albatrosses. Watching them is a real hoot! The big, dumb-looking gray chicks sit on the ground with a dumb look on their faces and looking like a lump on a log. The adults need a runway to take off and “ball it up” a lot of times upon landing. Now that’s “gay”.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 5:17:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: nickcarraway

Sure they can.

You should see how happy my dog is when ever we come home. :-)


30 posted on 04/04/2010 5:18:55 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Not everything that happens in nature is natural.


31 posted on 04/04/2010 5:19:39 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: nickcarraway

Engelbert Humperdink - Lesbian Seagull (From “Beavis & Butt-head Do America”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXAuf2SfKBg


32 posted on 04/04/2010 5:27:38 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: nickcarraway

My dog will hump pretty much anything.


33 posted on 04/04/2010 5:28:41 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Twotone

My mother had two gay male cats from the same litter. Gayness is probably some sort of pre-natal hormonal issue.


34 posted on 04/04/2010 5:29:18 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

Can animals be gay? Of course.

I’ve got two labs, one chocolate and one white, who are always in a good mood.


35 posted on 04/04/2010 5:33:44 PM PDT by lurk
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To: BunnySlippers

Years ago I talked to a practicing psychologist who said that all of us go through something like a homosexual ‘stage’ as young teens, but grow out of it. I know a number of gay folks & I have to say that their behavior can often be characterized as juvenile. Not that the rest of us are incapable of juvenile behavior. But with them it’s very consistent juvenile behavior!


36 posted on 04/04/2010 5:37:11 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: nickcarraway

"Why -- how do you think I got the nickname 'Pinch' anyway?" /sarc>

Cheers!

37 posted on 04/04/2010 5:39:20 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.http://www.free)
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To: nickcarraway

My dog will hump just about anything.

They are called animals for a reason.


38 posted on 04/04/2010 5:41:45 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: GSP.FAN

In 20 years she’ll be an albatross around some poor man’s neck. :P


39 posted on 04/04/2010 5:42:05 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: nickcarraway

I defer to that unsurpassed expert in animal behavior, Ted Nugent: “There are queer deer!”


40 posted on 04/04/2010 5:43:56 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: nickcarraway

My dog really likes his pillow, if you catch my drift. What’s the slang term for that lifestyle?


41 posted on 04/04/2010 5:44:09 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: nickcarraway
An earlier version of this article misspelled the surname of a director at the American Civil Liberties Union who works on gay issues and who commented about animal behavior as it applies to the rights of humans. He is James Esseks, not Essex.

Perhaps the most relevant statement in this article.

42 posted on 04/04/2010 5:46:44 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Woebama

Life is tough without opposable thumbs.


43 posted on 04/04/2010 5:50:49 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: nickcarraway

Aren’t there gay bonobos?


44 posted on 04/04/2010 5:52:10 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, just watch a dog, a male dog will hump anyone or anything. Frogs do too. No big deal.


45 posted on 04/04/2010 5:53:33 PM PDT by buffyt (We should stand up, say we are Americans, we have a right to debate, disagree wi any admistration HC)
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To: Woebama

My cat loves blankets, if you catch my drift


46 posted on 04/04/2010 5:53:54 PM PDT by buffyt (We should stand up, say we are Americans, we have a right to debate, disagree wi any admistration HC)
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To: buffyt

So what’s the lifestyle? He’s fuzzy?


47 posted on 04/04/2010 5:55:37 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: GSP.FAN

If I was a chick I’d be gay for both of them.


48 posted on 04/04/2010 5:58:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nagdt

.He’s all white with long fur and blue eye...easily passes for a foxy babe cat...
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Sounds like he(?) may be a bi-cross dresser? Can’t be any doubt about ‘Pretty Boy’ though.
Then again, we aren’t supposed to profile.


49 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:13 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: GSP.FAN

That girl needs some meat on those bones. She is cute, though.


50 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:58 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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