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    Carole Baskin Came Out As Bi And Said, "I Have Always Considered Myself To Be Bisexual"

    "I realized I had just as equal feelings for women as I did for men.”

    You know Carole Baskin, the cat lady from Tiger King, internet sensation, and recent contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

    Carole talking in an animal print vest
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    Well, she just came out as bi. In an interview with Pink News, the 59-year-old 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."

    Carole talking in a Big Cat Rescue shirt
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    The Big Cat Rescue owner recalled being introduced to the queer community back in the '80s by her fiancé.

    Carole in a flower crown and animal-print shirt
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    "I was engaged to a psychologist, and that was his entire field, dealing with the LGBT+ community. It was during the period when AIDS was just wreaking havoc around the world, and people were losing their loved ones, so I became very close to people in that community then."

    Carole talking in an animal print shirt
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    She also reflected on her childhood. As a kid, she thought she was "probably born into the wrong body," since she felt like a total "tomboy."

    Carole looking down with the wind in her hair
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    "I was always very male-oriented in the things I did. … 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."

    Carole as a child, holding a cat
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    "But it was during the '80s that I discovered that through dealing with the LGBT+ community, I realized I had just as equal feelings for women as I did for men."

    Carole talking
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    "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 colors or anything," she concluded.

    Carole in a flower crown and animal print top
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    You can read the full Pink News interview here.

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