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A giraffe love story in silhouette

By May 21, 2020 No Comments

This tender love story about two gay male giraffes was produced by the Beijing Queer Chorus for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia last Sunday (May 17th). The choir chose to use shadow puppetry to illustrate the song because they felt that the medium best matched the song’s intentionally “simple, vague lyrics”. The video was intended to demonstrate that sexual diversity is natural and ask why some humans can’t accept it.

The sexuality of giraffes has, somewhat surprisingly, been the subject of political controversy in recent years. In reality, a story about gay giraffes isn’t quite true to life. While many male giraffes do in fact have sex with other male giraffes, they are not really gay or straight because they don’t have a sexual orientation in the same sense that human do. That’s really besides the point though. This is a beautiful little story with an important message told by a pioneering group that was the first public performing LGBTQ+ chorus to perform in mainland China.

You can learn more about the The Beijing Queer Chorus on their Facebook page.

Via Pink News.

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