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Houston Voice, June 24, 2005 - File 020. 2005-06-24. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 14, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3815/show/3789.

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Title Houston Voice, June 24, 2005
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date June 24, 2005
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com JUNE 24,2005 19 JOHNNY HOOKS A new book follows the true story of a pair of gay penguins and their daughter at the New York Zoo. Tango makes three' WHO DOESN'T LIKE PENGUINS? THE dapper flightless birds are revered by young and old. Flipping on Entertainment Tonight recently, you may have caught an entire segment on the Warner Independent documentary called "March of the Penguins." complete with waddling Emperor Penguins walking the red carpet. Wide-eyed children proclaim to the camera lenses "We love them, everybody does right?" and "I just love their suits!" and "I wanna be a penguin!" The scene changes to an average day on AM radio in Houston. Up and down the dial commentators proclaim the truth as they see it. Gays and lesbians are often vilified, attacked and eventually taunted with the question "If homosexuality is so normal, why don't we see it in the animal kingdom?" The simple answer is we do. Look at Roy and Silo, two real penguins who live in the Central Park Zoo. The story of Roy and Silo is now available in a charming book called "And Tango makes Three." Illustrated by Henry Cole, and written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, the tale of Roy and Silo should bring a tear to the most jaded eye.. Their story became public when The New York Times outed the penguin pair in a February 2004 article called, "Love That Dare Not Squawk Its Name." In the article, Dinitia Smith recounted how for more than six years, Roy and Silo have exhibited what in penguin parlance is called "ecstatic behavior." They entwine their necks, they vocalize to each other, they have sex. WHEN OFFERED FEMALE companionship, both adamantly refused. And female penguins showed little interest in them as well. They are "to anthropomorphize a bit" gay penguins. Roy and Silo were so committed to each other that they attempted to incubate egg shaped rocks on several occasions in their flawless nest. Central park Zoo's Rob Gramzay took note of their attempts and in 2000 finally gave the pair a fertilized egg from a female "donor." That egg was cared for and eventually produced the baby. Tango, who was raised like any other penguin. •f) MORE INFO 'And Tango Makes Three' Simon & Schuster Books for Young reader 4 - Simon & Schuster New York $14.95 www.SimonSaysKids.com 'And Tango Makes Three' chronicles the love life of gay penguins and their adopted daughter. Following along with Roy and Silo, readers can't help but cheer the two on. On a recent jaunt to the Aquarium of the America's in New Orleans, this reviewer brought along a copy of the book, "And Tango Makes Three." After the zoologists had finished feeding the in-house penguins, he was asked about the tale of Roy and Silo. While he had no direct knowledge of the duo, he said "Well, there have been over 450 different documented examples of same-sex coupling in the wild. Have you heard about those lesbian seagulls? Talk about commitment! Most people would be surprised to find committed same-sex animal couples." The open discussion of homosexual behavior in animals is relatively new. Frans de Waal, whose 1997 book, "Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape" saw an onslaught of differing opinions on animal sexuality Bonobos apes closely related to humans, are wildly energetic sexually. Nearly all are bisexual and nearly half engage in same-sex activity However Paul L. Vasey, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at University of Lethbridge in Canada, warns about drawing such conclusions. "For some people, what animals do is a yardstick of what is and isn't natural. They make a leap from saying if it's natural, it's morally and ethically desirable." According to the authors note at the end, "If you go to the Central Park Zoo, you can see Tango and her parents splashing about in the penguin house along with their friends. ..There are forty-two chin- strap penguins in the Central Park Zoo, and over ten million chinstraps in the world. But there is only one Tango." Maurice Sendak of "Where the Wild Things-Are" said this of "Tango": "A touching and delightful variation on a major theme." Harvey Fierstein said, "This wonderful story of devotion is heartwarming proof that Mother Nature knows best!" Remember when you spent your afterhours e> Nsomnia? BACK WHEN WE WERE ALL YOUNC & PRETTY, AFTERHOURS WAS ALL ABOUT THE ... PiSCO FOAM NOW, AFTERHOURS IS ALL ABOUT THE... *^rv. ViSCO FOAM MATT LOCKLIN Director 1 FREE LOCAL I DELIVERY I WITH THIS AO VISCOELASTIC MEMORY FOAM BEPS • 2-PIECE FACTORY OUTLET STORE FOR DIAMOND MATTRESS CO. 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