The Gaily News: Gay penguins split up to save their species

A newlywed lesbian couple from Pinellas County is furious with the DMV after being denied a request to change the names on their licenses despite having all the appropriate paperwork. The couple says they were humiliated after being lied to by DMV employees at the 62nd Avenue North location in Pinellas Park.

Did a stroke turn a rugby player gay? That's what a Welsh former athlete, who insists he was 100% straight before and never even had any gay friends, claims happened after a freak accident. After breaking his back attempting a back flip on the field, he had a stroke, and woke up no longer interested in his female then-fiancee. Now, he's turned his back on sports, went from a self-described skinhead to a "preened man," and quit his job at a bank to become a hairdresser.

A pair of gay African penguins at a zoo in Canada will be split up to breed with female penguins because of the rarity of their species. The two began engaging in "courtship" behavior this past May — sleeping together every night, defending their territory, making mating calls and constantly standing alone together. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, the lovebirds will be reunited after mating with females of their breed.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]