We've reported about queer behavior in the animal kingdom previously on Bilerico (gay penguins! more gay penguins! even more gay penguins! still even more gay penguins!), so I don't know how we missed this bombshell of an announcement from the scientific community last month: same-sex behavior can be found in nearly all - all! - species in the animal kingdom!
That's right! While past research has uncovered some cute instances of same-sex couplings - in penguins, bonobos, dolphins, and fruit flies, for example - a new report from the University of California, Riverside, declares that alternative lifestyles are nothing new and by no means rare. In fact, it's freakin' rampant.
Postdoctoral researcher Nathan Bailey says, "It's clear that same-sex sexual behavior extends far beyond the well-known examples that dominate both the scientific and popular literature."