Same-Sex Swan Couple Return To Boston Public Garden

Apr 30, 2012

BosGuy is blogging that Romeo and Juliet, the two graceful swans that frequent the pond at the Boston Public Garden, are scheduled to make their seasonal debut tomorrow. The pair made headlines in 2005 when it was discovered Romeo was actually female—giving new meaning to the phrase “Boston marriage.”

According to the zookeepers who watch over the couple in the winter months, the two swans have been nesting together for approximately 10 years so if you should find yourself in Boston, head over to the Boston Public Gardens and congratulate the city’s favorite lesbians on their longevity together.

The traditional tenth anniversary present is tin or aluminum, but we figure the girls would probably just prefer some breadcrumbs.

Photo: Marek Szczepanek