Biologist With A Twist: Dr. Carin Bondar

Transvestites in the Animal Kingdom?

Posted on March 29th, by Carin in The latest news.... 1 Comment

In tribute to Jenna Talackova, a Canadian transgendered woman who was recently disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant, I used my recent appearance on Urban Rush to discuss cross-dressing in the animal kingdom. It’s actually very common. Males appear as females, and females appear as males for diverse reasons in diverse animal groups.


The animal kingdom continues to amaze and inspire – take that Donald Trump!

One Response to “Transvestites in the Animal Kingdom?”

  1. Storm says:

    You’re a breath of fresh air, Dr. Bondar, a joyfully vibrant, Canadian antidote to the science/faith wars in the U.S. Thank you so much for reminding folk of our connection to the natural world, and for raising a voice against transphobia.
    I would have liked the distinction between transgender (gender identity), cross-dressing (drag, ‘clowning’) and transvestism (fetishistic) clarified, as the general public is often confused about the difference. But, that said, I very much appreciate this segment.

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