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: