While investigating the sexual politics of penguins and the hit movie “March of the Penguins,” I discovered a startling penguin-related psychosexual development.
Even though the mainstream media have ignored this news, I am compelled to report it here, to you, today:
Roy and Silo, the two famous gay penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo, are no longer a pair. Silo has gone straight.
They broke up after six years together. Once, they were provided a donated egg. They sat on it and hatched it and this was celebrated as some kind of penguin lifestyle choice in the New York Times on Feb. 7, 2004, under the headline “The Love that Dare Not Squeak Its Name.”
But that’s so over.
These days, Silo has a girlfriend. And Roy? Well, lately he has been observed hanging around a few sexually immature penguins, but he has no real prospects. It seems Roy is a troubled penguin.
“Silo found a young female. Her name is Scrappy,” Rob Gramzay, the zoo’s senior penguin keeper, told me in a phone interview on Tuesday. “They had an egg. It didn’t work out and they might try again.” (more…)