We love our pets and so have teamed up with Direct Line to spend a whole month celebrating them.
Gay Pet Month is our chance for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight animal lovers to get their tongues wagging and lots of tails wagging about everything fluffy, feathery, furry and friendly.
And before you ask, no, the pets don’t have to be gay. Though it would be nice if they weren’t homophobes.
We’ll be asking you to send in pictures or videos of your pet to win an amazing prize. We want to see cute dogs, long slithery snakes, wiggly fish, crazy cats, flappy parrots, fluffy hamsters, clucky chickens and creepy-crawly spiders.
Gay Star News is also delighted that Direct Line is sponsoring the month to highlight the importance of protecting your much-loved pet with proper insurance.
Their cover won’t just take away the worry of vets fees, they’ll be able to help with extra treatment like hydrotherapy or physiotherapy so your pet can recover quickly. That’s more pampering than we usually get when we’re sick ourselves.
Adam Whiteley, head of Direct Line pet insurance said: ‘Direct Line is proud to be sponsoring Gay Pet Month. We take the health and wellbeing of pets very seriously, so being involved with celebrations like this is a great way for us to talk to pet owners about the importance of pet insurance. We’ve been insuring dogs and cats for over 15 years, so we’ve got plenty to say!
‘Loads of us at Direct Line pet insurance are pet owners. When we chat about our pets we don’t refer to our dogs and cats as possessions – we talk about our best friends, little ones or “the kids”, so of course we want them to have the same level of healthcare as we do. That’s why we’re so passionate about our pet insurance products.’