This _was_ meant to be the next strip after the Pinocchio pair, but this makes it rather topical:
- an exhibition on animal homosexuality
"Today we know that homosexuality is a common and widespread phenomenon in the animal world. Not only short-lived sexual relationships, but even long-lasting partnerships; partnerships that may last a lifetime."
"Some scientists have interpreted same-sex pairing as anything but sex. In a study of giraffes in Africa a researcher registered all cases where a male sniffed a female as “sexual interest” – while anal intercourse with ejaculation between males was registered as a form of ritualised fighting (“sparring”), despite the fact that 94% of all registered sexual activity in one area took place between males. Only recently has scientists started investigating homosexuality in animals in earnest."
"In birds, homosexual pairs obtain eggs from “one night stands”, and raise the chicks."
"Compared to the other apes, human homosexuality is neither extremely frequent, nor particularly rare"
"We may have opinions on a lot of things, but one thing is clear: Homosexuality is found throughout the Animal Kingdom. It is not against nature."
There's a reason for Harvey's sudden reappearance. I just have to get through a few already scripted strips before I get to that. ;)
Next up is the introduction of a new regular character.