Boxing icon and People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao ruffled a lot of feathers when he declared homosexuals as “masahol pa sa hayop.” He said, “Common sense lang. Makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalake sa lalake o babae sa babae?” Well, it turns out that there are over 1,500 species of animals known to display homosexual behavior. Common sense ACTUALLY dictates that homosexuality is common in the animal world. “Beh, mali ka,” said people to Manny Pacquiao as they thrashed on their keyboards and admired the view from their high horses.
But seriously, you thought that gay sex isn’t beyond animals, well, you have another one coming. Here are—just—8 of them.
Besides being the most adorable kind of bird, penguins are also among one of the species with a lot of observed homosexual tendencies.
Take the story of two King Penguins in a Danish zoo who just really wanted to father an egg together. Luckily for them, a female penguin was feeling a little feisty and decided to dump her male partner and their child. The two King Penguins, smiling and flapping their wings together out of happiness, took in the abandoned child and raised it no different than a heterosexual couple would.
Macaques from the monkey species are also observed to be bisexual, especially its females. According to a study, female macaques actually prefer female partners instead of males because girl power shouldn’t only be for homo sapiens, right? This leaves the males competing with females for some sweet lovin’. Males are even known to mount each other and ejaculate. There were even some documented instances wherein macaques would stimulate each other’s penises to the point of ejaculation, and eat said ejaculation. Macaque’s pretty kinky. And hairy. And hard.
Homo sapiens are actually a species with the longest written and photographed history of homosexuality. Scientists have proven that homo sapiens in fact engage in same-sex activities like sex, having relationships, moving in together, and taking care each other, but unlike the other species on this list, most gay homo sapiens choose to hide their homosexuality in fear of the leaders (and future leaders) of their kingdom influencing everyone to attack them.
While some homo sapiens don’t think twice about fighting for equality, leaders choose to protect themselves with the magical barrier of a magical book with no known origin.
Got more gay animals? (There are A LOT more!) Share your contributions/reactions in the comments!