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July 12, 2007

My pet gay Amazonian dolphins practice 'skullfucking'

Here's my pet gay Amazonian dolphins, Squeaker and Pixie, exhibiting the popular dolphin passtime of 'skullfucking':
My pet gay Amazonian dolphins
From "AGAINST NATURE? - an exhibition on animal homosexuality," at the The Natural History Museum, University of Oslo until August 19, 2007.

Yes, there's a gay animal museum out there. Something needs to counter the Creation Museum. Seriously though, sex in the animal kingdom goes waaay beyond just a male and female getting it on. The sexes of the swordtail fish in my aquarium change depending on the composition of their school.

This weekend there's a big giant veterinary convention in DC, the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) is sponsoring Professor Joan Roughgarden of Stanford University to present the keynote lecture titled “Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom” at the LGVMA’s Annual Meeting scheduled for Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 12 Noon to 2pm at the JW Marriott Hotel in the Capitol Ballroom FG, located at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC.

Let's all go and learn about why gay Amazonian dolphins practice 'skullfucking'. It'll be fun.

More about this lecture after the break...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA)
584 Castro Street #492
San Francisco, CA 94114
Ken Gorczyca DVM 415-860-6157
Michael McElvaine DVM 202 492-3021
E-mail: LGVMA@lgvma.org
www.lgvma.org

LGVMA sponsors special lecture: “Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom with Joan Roughgarden”

Washington, DC, June 11, 2007- The Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring Professor Joan Roughgarden of Stanford University to present the keynote lecture titled “Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom” at the LGVMA’s Annual Meeting scheduled for Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 12 Noon to 2PM at the JW Marriott Hotel in the Capitol Ballroom FG, located at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC. This ground-breaking lecture will take place during the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association. It is believed that this is the first such lecture on this interesting topic to take place at national veterinary meeting in the United States. This event is partially sponsored by grants from the PETCO Foundation; Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS); PETS, DC; Wag Hotels; and Pets Unlimited Veterinary Hospital and Shelter.

Roughgarden will speak about sexual diversity in the animal kingdom, including zoological aspects of homosexuality in domestic animals and humans. “This talk is especially timely,” Roughgarden says, “in view of the Oslo Museum exhibit on homosexuality and animals that opened in 2006, which has been widely reported in the press. It would be wonderful if all the information on domesticated animals could be folded into the wider zoological picture that is emerging. What is coming out now is to the rest of the animal kingdom what the Kinsey Report was to humans.”

Professor Roughgarden has authored many books, including, Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People and has been published in Science and other scientific journals. This discussion is not a rebuttal of the central idea of natural selection, but an extension of Darwin’s explanation of the mechanism of sexual selection. She draws on a huge range of animal studies to illustrate the diversity of forms of sexual activity in nature, and in doing so challenges a number of key assumptions of neo-Darwinism. In species ranging from fruit flies to lizards and primates she finds behaviors that include same-sex sexual play, sexual switching between male and female, multiple sexes and genders and reproductive behavior requiring more than the commonly expected single male and single female genders to achieve reproductive success and much else besides. Although some scientists are critical, Roughgarden is quoted as being “not altogether surprised” by the volume of dissent, and has pointed out that her team had refuted most of the criticisms. Throughout history, science has tended to have blind spots that are later proven true.

Join this ground-breaking lecture for the veterinary community from 12-1:30 PM followed by questions and open discussion from 1:30-2:00 PM. We are scheduling a book signing following the lecture sponsored by Lambda Rising Bookstore. Press interviews are available between 11:00-12:00 PM at the JW Marriott. Please contact Tim Withers, DVM to schedule an interview or for more information at 703-812-4795 or lgmva@lgvma.org.

Posted by jimbo at July 12, 2007 10:27 AM

Comments

That's just gross. I mean, I know we've all fantasized about porkin' a dolphin blowhole, but we sure don't need to SEE it!

Posted by: cb at July 12, 2007 11:00 AM

Ok, maybe it isn't so gross. Dolphins have needs and they probably like a 'blowhole job' occasionally. Especially considering all those needle sharp teeth in a dolphins mouth...

Posted by: cb at July 12, 2007 11:01 AM

Damn I wish I were closer to DC to attend the lecture. Dr. Roughgarden's work is controversial, but fascinating. It would be really cool to hear her speak.

Posted by: DougT at July 12, 2007 1:06 PM

hmm...I'll be there at the meeting...perhaps I'll stop by the lecture.

Posted by: stebbins at July 12, 2007 1:43 PM

If I could get away with spontaneously and casually fucking in public, I'd do it too. Go, dolphins!

Posted by: Andrew at July 12, 2007 2:00 PM

I like the way they have great big smiles on their faces

but they also do give new meaning to "top" and "bottom"

Posted by: andy at July 12, 2007 2:58 PM

Is this where the term 'mindfuck' comes from?

Posted by: rodger at July 12, 2007 7:50 PM

hey jimbo....
dr. roughgarden?? what is down with that beside flipper's blowhole friendly appendage dropping in for a moment of spoontanaeity that lacks in ways but certainly can't top the notion of AOSmell's introduction of customer service that you've mentioned -- somehow, i was left off the bus when the rollover of client roster's (a la chat rooms) left the concept of profiling written on the wall -- so much that one can walk down the street screaming about it and smile with mariah's canary dangling from your mouth......where's my stylist, noone ever mentioned tops that swim with such grace....enough -- ciao.

Posted by: ricardo at July 12, 2007 8:36 PM

OMG!! As if I didn't have enough to worry about!

Posted by: First mom at July 13, 2007 4:23 AM

LGVMA's been working on getting this talk scheduled for quite some time, so it's a huge event. Thanks for the mention.

Posted by: Mel at July 14, 2007 4:49 AM

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