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ADDED ON: 02/18/2018

New Zealand Goose: How One Blind Bisexual Bird Became an Icon

02/17/2018 | BBC

A memorial is being held for a New Zealander who spent most of his life as a loving partner, caring father and an icon of the LGBT community. Thomas the goose died 6 February at almost 40 years old and is being buried beside his partner on Saturday. “Thomas has been such an iconic and well-loved bird,” said Craig Shepherd, who runs the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust where Thomas spent his last years. &ldquoIt’s lovely that he is going to be buried where he spent most of his life.” But how exactly did a goose end up an icon?

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