Big cat activist Carole Baskin has revealed that she is part of the LGBTQ community in a new interview.
“I have always considered myself to be bisexual,” she said. “Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband.”
Carole Baskin was heavily featured on Netflix's wildly successful docuseries "Tiger King," which focused primarily on the chaotic downfall of big cat breeder Joe Exotic, who is currently serving 22 years in federal prison for hiring a hitman to kill Baskin, his enemy for years. During their highly-publicized rivalry, Exotic repeatedly accused Carole of killing her former husband, Don Lewis, who vanished mysteriously in 1997. Carole has vehemently denied having anything to do with his disappearance.
Carole is currently married to fellow big cat activist Howard Baskin.
But before those husbands, Carole told PinkNews that she was engaged to a psychologist who worked with LGBTQ people in the 1980s during the AIDS crisis.
“It was during the period when AIDS was just wreaking havoc around the world, and people were losing their loved ones, and so I became very close to people in that community then,” she said.
It was around that time that she discovered she had “just as equal feelings for women as I did for men.”
She added that she feels she was “probably born into the wrong body” because she was “always very male-oriented in the things" she did.
Carole, who was recently booted off “Dancing with the Stars,” told the outlet that she doesn’t see people as "as being different genders." Her openness for all only extends so far, though. She still expresses disgust for Exotic, who is openly gay.
“I think he’s an embarrassment to the human community,” she said. “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.”
The Baskins are reportedly working on a new show which aims to expose animal abusers.
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