Former kosher butcher and Berkeley J-School alumnus Jon Mooallem gayed it up last week on “The Colbert Report.” His recent article in the New York Times Magazine entitled “Can Animals Be Gay?” chronicles the homosexual advances observed in some 450 nonhuman species. We’re talking lesbian albatrosses. Er … Lesbatrosses? Albatresbians? Female koalas shacking up. Male dolphins, you know, sipping Cosmos in the Castro dressed like Lady Gaga.
Despite identifying as a straight human himself, Mooallem’s article offers a provocative contribution to queer theory.