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The internet is going wild for these adorable gay albatrosses

The internet has gone wild after a pair of gay albatrosses featured in a new episode of the BBC’s Frozen Planet II. The nature docu-series narrated by David Attenborough introduced viewers to the lovebirds last weekend, with clips from the show instantly going viral.On the uninhabited subarctic island of Antipodes in New Zealand, Frozen Planet II drew attention towards a 14 year-old male albatross who had reached the stage of maturity where he was ready to look for a mate.

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Sir David Attenborough beams with pride after receiving high honour from Prince of Wales for services to TV and conservation
Sir David Attenborough smiled from ear to ear after he was awarded his Knight Grand Cross honour from fellow avid environmentalist Prince Charles.The 96-year-old presenter and all-round national treasure has been a household name across Britain and beyond for decades, having produced and presented world-famous nature documentaries for over 50 years.On Wednesday, the natural historian collected his Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to television broadcasting and conservation.Sir David, first knighted by the Queen in 1985, collected the prestigious honour from the Prince of Wales, eldest son of Her Majesty, at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.His latest achievement comes after the biologist featured in a segment of the Platinum Party at the Queen’s Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace in London on June 4.Prince William highlighted the efforts of ‘visionary environmentalists’ during a section of the show, which saw a clip of Sir David projected onto Buckingham Palace.In recent years, Sir David More pleaded with politicians and people in power to do everything possible to protect the planet, warning of climate change and mass extinction.Ahead of last year’s Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Sir David called for ‘bold action’ and support for local communities and landowners so they can create connected wild places on land and at sea to protect humanity.In comments carried by the BBC, Sir David used his being named as Champion of the Earth to again urge action to prevent further destruction of the planet.‘Fifty years ago, whales were on the very edge of extinction worldwide,’ he said.‘Then people got together and now there are more whales in the sea than any living
JK Rowling's name dropped from British school building over author's "opinions on trans people"
Harry Potter author JK Rowling due to her "opinions on trans people".The change took place following requests from a number of students and staff members in light of a growing number of disputes against Rowling for her “recent words about the trans community”.The Boswells School in Chelmsford, England, has changed the name of her building to Holmes – now recognising British olympian Dame Kelly Holmes.Principal Stephen Mansell explained that his school for 11-18 year-olds wanted to create "a vibrant, inclusive and democratic school community, where we encourage students to become independent and confident citizens.""In the autumn of 2021, we revised and renamed one of the school buildings following numerous requests from students and staff, as well as a vote from the whole school," he continued.A school newsletter from July said its six buildings were named after "British citizens who excelled".Other house names paying respect to Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Hawking, Charlotte Bronte, John Travers Cornwell VC, and Florence Nightingale are still in place.Rowling has already had a controversial start to 2022 following this and her absence from the HBO Harry Potter reunion special.The snub allegedly came as a result of cast members – many of whom support or are patrons of LGBTQ+ causes – expressing resistance to her being present.Instead, archive footage of the 56-year old – estimated to be worth just shy of a billion euros – was taken from a 2019 interview discussing the franchise.In 2020, JK Rowling shared an article on Twitter about "people who menstruate" commenting sarcastically: "I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out.
J.K. Rowling's Name Dropped From School After Requests by Students, Staff
Harry Potter author's involvement in ongoing controversies around the transgender community.The Boswells School in Chelmsford, Essex, in eastern England, has decided to drop Rowling's name from the institution over her views which they have said do not "align" with that of the school's.The high school is divided into six houses "represented by British citizens who have excelled" with the others named after other notable figures; Sir David Attenborough, Charlotte Brontë, John Travers Cornwell VC, Stephen Hawking and Florence Nightingale.The BBC reported on Wednesday that the school changed the name of the Rowling house due to her "comments and viewpoints surrounding trans people."This change is reported to have taken place in July 2021 when a school newsletter was sent out stating that the decision was made following requests from students and teachers.The house has since been re-named Holmes to honor the Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes."Following numerous requests by students and staff we are reviewing the name of our red house 'Rowling' and in light of JK Rowling's comments and viewpoints surrounding trans people," the statement read."Her views on this issue do not align with our school policy and school beliefs—a place where people are free to be."Staff have been invited to put forward suggestions of names for the house."Rowling's representatives declined to comment on the situation following a request from Newsweek.Rowling has been consistently criticized for remarks about trans people in recent years and has repeatedly been accused of transphobia.In an essay published on her personal website in June 2020, Rowling shared some of her views about transgender people and the issues they face.She wrote: "When you