I really like this story. I get so sick of the..ahem pardon the pun….ramming down the throat mentality that everyone MUST be hetero or else.
The Gay Animal Kingdom
The effeminate sheep & other problems with Darwinian sexual selection.
From the JUN/JUL 2006 issue of Seed:
Joan Roughgarden thinks Charles Darwin made a terrible mistake. Not about natural selection—she’s no bible-toting creationist—but about his other great theory of evolution: sexual selection. According to Roughgarden, sexual selection can’t explain the homosexuality that’s been documented in over 450 different vertebrate species. This means that same-sex sexuality—long disparaged as a quirk of human culture—is a normal, and probably necessary, fact of life. By neglecting all those gay animals, she says, Darwin misunderstood the basic nature of heterosexuality. (More)