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Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Reveals He Is HIV Positive

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Love or hate Honey Boo Boo and her family's ways, we'd hope you'd have the utmost sympathy for them if anyone of them got life-threatening news.

For instance, her uncle (who she calls Uncle Poodle, real name Lee Thompson) has revealed that he's HIV positive, and we're floored by it. He's been a huge advocate to what he calls "queer rednecks," which has equality and love at heart.

He now wants to use this information to teach others to use protection, and to be tested often… because, here's the thing: he tested negative in March 2012, and then positive May 2012. It can happen that fast.

It was his boyfriend that infected him. Here's what he has to say about it:

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Celebrates Spirit Day

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Honey Boo Boo supports Spirit Day and her Uncle Poodle does too!

Sugar Bear's out and proud brother is using his newfound fame for good by raising awareness for the bullying of LGBT youth.

In a short YouTube video (above), the respectable and self-proclaimed redneck reflects on his own personal experience of growing up gay in the South by saying:

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Talks About Being Openly Gay In The South

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One might think that the South is the worst place to be openly gay, but Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle says "things are changing."

The guy knows from experience too. He's married to his partner and lives in Georgia where TLC's hit reality show is filmed.

The 29-year-old, whose real name is Lee Thompson, is opening up about his life after he read an article in The Washington Post called "Uncle Poodle Needs to Speak Up." Despite the criticism, he wasn't actually given a chance to "speak up" in the piece and responded by saying:

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