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List of animals displaying homosexual behavior

This list includes animals (birds, mammals, insects, fish, etc.) for which there is documented evidence of homosexual or transgender behavior of one or more of the following kinds: sex, courtship, affection, pair bonding, or parenting, as noted in researcher and author Bruce Bagemihl's 1999 book Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.

Homosexual behavior is widespread amongst social birds and mammals, particularly the sea mammals and the primates.

Selected mammals from the full list:
* African Elephant
* Brown Bear
* Brown Rat
* Buffalo
* Caribou
* Cat (domestic)
* Cheetah
* Common Dolphin
* Common Marmose
* Common Raccoon
* Dog (domestic)
* European Bison
* Prea

Selected birds from the full list:
* Chicken (Domestic)
* Common Gull
* Emu
* King Penguin

* Amazon molly
* Blackstripe topminnow
* Bluegill Sunfish
* Char
* Grayling
* European Bitterling
* Green swordtail
* Guiana leaffish
* Houting Whitefish
* Jewel Fish
* Least Darter (Microperca punctulata)
* Mouthbreeding Fish
* Salmon
* Southern platyfish
* Ten-spined stickleback
* Three-spined stickleback

* Anole
* Bearded Dragon
* Broad-headed Skink
* Checkered Whiptail Lizard
* Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail Lizard
* Common Ameiva
* Common Garter Snake
* Cuban Green Anole
* Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard
* Desert Tortoise
* Fence Lizard
* Five-lined Skink
* Gopher (Pine) Snake
* Green Anole
* Inagua Curlytail Lizard
* Jamaican Giant Anole
* Laredo Striped Whiptail Lizard
* Largehead Anole
* Mourning Gecko
* Plateau Striped Whiptail Lizard
* Red Diamond Rattlesnake
* Red-tailed Skink
* Side-blotched Lizard
* Speckled Rattlesnake
* Water Moccasin
* Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
* Western Banded Gecko
* Whiptail Lizard spp.
* Wood Turtle

* Appalachian Woodland Salamander
* Black-spotted Frog
* Mountain Dusky Salamander
* Tengger Desert Toad

Insects and other invertebrates:
* Acanthocephalan Worms
* Alfalfa Weevil
* Australian Parasitic Wasp
* Bean weevil
* Bedbug and other Bug
* Blister Beetle
* Blood-flukes (Schistosoma)
* Blowfly
* Box Crab
* Broadwinged Damselfly
* Cabbage (Small) White (Butterfly)
* Checkerspot Butterfly
* Clubtail Dragonfly
* Cockroach
* Common Skimmer Dragonfly
* Creeping Water Bug
* Cutworm
* Digger Bee
* Dragonfly
* Eastern Giant Ichneumon (wasp
* Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer
* Field Cricket
* Flour beetle
* Fruit Fly
* Glasswing Butterfly
* Grape Berry Moth
* Grape Borer
* Green Lacewing
* Harvest Spider
* Hawaiian Orb-Weaver (spider)
* Hen Flea
* House Fly
* Ichneumon wasp sp.
* Incirrate Octopus spp.
* Japanese Scarab Beetle
* Jumping spider
* Larch Bud Moth
* Large Milkweed Bug
* Large White (Pieris brassicae)
* Long-legged Fly
* Mazarine Blue
* Mediterranean Fruit Fly
* Mexican White
* Midge
* Migratory locust
* Mite
* Monarch Butterfly
* Narrow-winged Damselfly
* Parsnip Leaf Miner
* Pomace Fly
* Queen Butterfly
* Red Ant
* Red Flour Beetle
* Reindeer Warble Fly
* Rose Chafer
* Rove Beetle
* Scarab Beetle (Melolonthine)
* Screwworm Fly
* Silkworm Moth
* Sociable Weaver
* Southeastern Blueberry Bee
* Southern Green Stink Bug
* Southern Masked Chafer
* Southern One-Year Canegrub
* Spreadwinged Damselfly
* Spruce Budworm Moth
* Stable Fly
* Stag Beetle
* Tsetse Fly
* Water Boatman Bug
* Water Strider
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  • tquigley 2011/09/18 12:53:44
    no one has ever observed one of these creatures inserting their penis into anothers rectum EVER! so this article is total propaganda.
  • Shelby C. tquigley 2012/02/21 09:22:44
    Shelby C.
    If you really think that "gay" = penis in anus, you are sorely mistaken...

    And, actually, donkeys and deer do it frequently. I've seen dogs do it, like, all the time since they'll hump anything. It's just nature. But observationally, "homosexual" behaviour probably means mating rituals. Where are you getting your facts from?..
  • jakefro... Shelby C. 2014/04/06 22:12:19 (edited)
    jakefromstatefarm696 .
    While I agree that homosexuality is not just buttsex, there IS plenty of evidence (videos and photos) of animals in their natural habitats having homosexual intercourse out of their own free will.
  • Kris Hanshaw 2011/05/03 21:51:56
    Kris Hanshaw
    Homosexuality is definitely very Natural!
  • tquigley Kris Ha... 2011/09/18 12:55:49
    sorry! no person has EVER observed one of these creatures inserting their penis into anothers RECTUM!
  • Qwerty tquigley 2011/11/09 02:40:57 (edited)
    This doesn't have to do with the sex. Humans and Dolphins are the only mammals that have sex for pleasure and not for the sake of reproducing.
    These animals show homosexual tendencies, they show bonds like the heterosexual animals.
  • Shelby C. Qwerty 2012/02/21 09:24:48
    Shelby C.
    Bonobos have sex for pleasure, even to the point of having (sometimes homosexual) orgies... They're one of our closest living relatives. A lot of animals even masturbate. So a good lot of them have sex for more than reproduction ;)
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