‘Animals don’t do sexual identity; they just do sex.’

From same-sex sexual behaviour in giraffes and penguins to the scientists working in the field of zoology. How do the labels and categories we give animals affect the way we interact with the natural world? Enjoy an LGBTQ+ tour of the Museum of Zoology with volunteer tour guide, Kate.

Since 2018, the Bridging Binaries team of volunteer guides has been sharing their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects from across the University of Cambridge Museums.

Image credits: Pevensey Beach Washed up Whale – University of Cambridge MANAUS, AM - 06 NOVEMBRO 2010: Joan Roughgarden no TEDxAmazonia. (foto: rodrigo fonseca) via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/8SqcVR And Tango Makes Three via Flickr, creative commons: https://flic.kr/p/NfW4Vj George Murray Levick (1877–1956), British Antarctic explorer, member of Robert Falcon Scott's antarctic expedition of 1910-1913, the Terra Nova Expedition, skinning a penguin in the Terra Nova via Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_...