Many laws attempt to condemn sexual behavior among humans of the same sex, calling it unnatural or against nature. But a new museum exhibit in Norway begs to differ.
In October of 2006, the Oslo Natural History Museum opened the world's first educational exhibit about homosexuality among animals. According to the exhibit's project leader, Geir Soeli, "Homosexuality has been observed for more than 1500 animal species and is well-documented for 500 of them. The sexual urge is strong in all animals... it's part of life."
Despite opposition from conservative Christian groups, the exhibit has been well-attended. The exhibit teaches that the animal kingdom encompasses many completely natural relationships among members of the same sex– not just short-lived ones, but also long-lasting partnerships that may last a lifetime.
This Rainbow Minute was read by Dustin Richardson.
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