“Tiger King” star and former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Carole Baskin has come out as bisexual.
She said, “I have always considered myself to be bisexual. Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband … I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colors, or different anything.”
Carole said she came to the realization while engaged to a psychologist immersed in the LGBTQ community at the heights of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, saying,“I became very close to people in that community then.”
Baskin added that, growing up, she was “always very male-oriented in the things I did,” explaining that she felt she was “probably born into the wrong body” because she was such a “tomboy.”
“I never had any mothering instincts or anything. “I never played with dolls. And so I always thought that there was something off there, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.”
Asked if her “Tiger King” co-star Joe Exotic was a good representative of the queer community, Baskin said,“I think he’s an embarrassment to the human community.”
“It’s not a matter of what your sexuality is, this man is just a deviant in the way that he treats human life and animal life."
Source: PinkNews, NY Post.
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