By now, the argument that members of the LGBT community are not natural should have already been dispelled. In fact, there have been several sightings of odd pairings in the animal kingdom. As such, it is safe to assume that there are also gay animals (and they know how to partey!). Now, the LGBT “community” for non-human species may have reached a new milestone after a gay penguin couple is given the chance to raise their own chicks.
In Sydney, Australia, there lives a penguin couple unlike any other, their names are Sphen and Magic. They love each other despite both being biologically male. Hence, the penguin couple has made waves (get it?) because of their pairing. They are now considered to be Sydney’s hottest couple and is addressed as “Sphengic.” Here is proof that the two gay penguins are in love:
They got close during this year’s ongoing breeding season and have even built their own nest. However, Sea Life, the aquarium which houses them, felt that the two would feel excluded this mating season because of their odd pairing. So they were given their own egg– a dummy egg, though. Unfortunately, it is physically impossible for the gay penguin couple to have an egg and giving them some other penguins’ eggs can get disastrous for the straight parents:
The gay penguin couple is also doing well in being responsible parents where one warms the dummy egg and the other guards the perimeter. “They were absolute naturals and displayed great care for their egg, so much so, the team at Sea Life Sydney fostered a real egg to them from another couple who had two,” says the aquarium.