Carole Baskin recently interviewed with Pink News where she came out as Bisexual. During her interview she said that she realized her sexuality beginning in the 80s.
"I was always very male-oriented in the things I did… I never had any mothering instincts or anything, you know, 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. But it was during the ’80s that I discovered that through dealing with the LGBT+ community that I [realised] I had just as equal feelings for women as I did for men.”
She explained that she grew very close to the community during her engagement to a psychologist, just when AIDS was taking a toll on the LGBT+ community.
For those who do not know, Carole Baskin is an animal activist and big cat lover who is considered the "nemesis" to the gay, now famous, "Tiger King" Joe "Exotic" Maldonado-Passage. Joe Exotic is currently serving a 20 year sentence after plotting to kill her. Baskin called Joe an "Embarrassment to Humanity" but clarified it had nothing to do with his sexuality.
“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.
“I think he’s a malignant narcissist, and that it’s all about him. It doesn’t have anything to do with any of the communities that he may associate himself with.
As for her, Carole Baskin says that she has always considered herself bisexual.
“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. As far as the way I feel about us, I think we are all one and I just don’t see us as being different genders or different colours or anything.”
So I suppose, #gayes, we have another person to welcome to the family.