Animals can be gay! Scientists have observed same-sex behavior, including pair bonding and parenting, in many species.
My favorite same-sex animal couple is Roy and Silo, a pair of chinstrap penguins at the Central Park Zoo. When an opposite-sex penguin couple couldn’t take care of a second egg, Roy and Silo took over. Their daughter was named Tango.
Sadly, as with all celebrity couples, Roy and Silo eventually drifted apart. Roy wrote a tell-all book and Silo opened a gallery in Marfa. Tango is currently studying art history at Oberlin.