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Same-sex penguin couple is madly in love and has adopted an egg

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Love is in the air as penguin breeding season begins at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia, and one adorable penguin couple is stealing the show.

Two male gentoo penguins, Sphen and Magic, became inseparable in the Macquarie Island exhibit, the aquarium explained in a blog post. They were so successful at building a nest together and taking care of a dummy egg that the love birds were given a real penguin egg to incubate.

Here’s a quick look at Sphen and Magic and their nest:

The duo has been spending a lot of time together, waddling around the exhibit and going for swims, but the clearest sign of their love was their nest. Gentoo penguins build nests with pebbles when they couple up, and Sphen and Magic gathered more pebbles than any other couple there, according to the aquarium. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/same-sex-penguin-couple/

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Same-sex couple paints their house rainbow to troll their homophobic neighbors

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This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.

Love trumps hate — and so does a good layer of paint. 

Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau are a same-sex couple living in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. For years, they’ve claimed that their homophobic neighbors, Ron Makay and Iolanda Wieczorkowski, have taunted them with hateful slurs, even going so far as to shoot their dog with an air rifleThe neighbor denies the latter allegation, though Makay has been charged by police with animal cruelty.

After the slurs first intensified, Licata and Lau decided to paint their fence rainbow in proud defiance. That didn’t stop the neighbors from complaining. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/homophobia-couple-rainbow-house-troll/