Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Gay Penguins and Pregnant Gay Kids
Well I'm sure that by now EVERYONE has heard the story of the two gay penguins who were so desperate to become parents they went on an eggnapping spree......and had to be separated from the other penguins.
And how their dream of domestic bliss. Daddy daddy vomit me a sardine !!!!!!!
Finally came true.
A pair of gay penguins thrown out of their zoo colony for repeatedly stealing eggs have been given some of their own to look after following a protest by animal rights groups.
Last month the birds were segregated after they were caught placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs.
Golly. It even has a happy ending. Their keepers say "they've turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo".
And then there is this other story about gay parents. Right here in Canada. And it's not so cute.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens in British Columbia are at a higher risk of becoming pregnant or causing a pregnancy than their heterosexual peers, says a study released Tuesday.
The authors suggest the discrimination, sexual abuse and harassment that gay, lesbian and bisexual teens face may prompt them to indulge in more sexually risky behaviour like having sex without using condoms, starting to have sex before the age of 14 or having multiple sexual partners.
And it won't have a happy ending until we end bullying in our schools. And tackle the real problem.
David Wolfe, a clinical psychologist who has a chair in children's mental health at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said the way to address the elevated pregnancy rates among bisexual, gay and lesbian teens is to find ways to stop making them feel so stigmatized.
"We are creating our own problems by creating problems for them," Wolfe insisted. "By not giving them a chance to have a voice in it. Then it becomes a bigger problem - and we blame them for it."
Homophobia. Bad for adults. Bad for kids. Bad for babies. Bad for EVERYONE...
Gay penguins are celebrated. Gay children are forgotten.
Daddy daddy vomit me a sardine.
What a crazy world...