Friday, February 11, 2005

Maybe It's the 24/7 Formalwear

In his book, Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth, Wayne R. Besen exposes the fraudulent nature of the "ex-gay" movement and the reparative "therapy" that promises, against all standards of professional ethics, to turn homo- into heterosexuals.

Now some European scientists who tried their own form of reparative therapy with an unusual niche of patients have thrown up their hands in frustration. According to an article on the British news site, Ananova:

A German zoo's plans to tempt its gay penguins to go straight by importing more females has been declared a failure.

The female penguins were flown in especially from Sweden in an effort to encourage the Humboldt penguins at the Bremerhaven Zoo to reproduce.

But the six homosexual penguins showed no interest in their new female companions and remained faithful to each other.

Zoo Director Heike Kueck said: "The relationships were apparently too strong."

It must be the penguins' snappy way of dressing -- tuxedos are always such a turn-on.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Especially when Marlene Dietrich is wearing one. Morocco -- Rrrowr!

Of course, it's also possible that the penguins are, you know, Gay.