Inside Carole Baskin's Surprise Announcement About Her Sexuality

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! The cat is officially out of the bag. Tiger King breakout star-turned-Dancing With the Stars contestant Carole Baskin is no stranger to headlines in 2020, and she revealed something personal following her time on the reality competition.

Baskin is perhaps best known for her "did she or didn't she?" role in the Netflix documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The American true-crime documentary follows a zookeeper by the name of Joe Exotic and his endless quest to take down quirky animal rights activist, Baskin. But the curve ball is that Exotic alleged that Baskin is not only his arch-nemesis, but also a cold-blooded killer, who some believe is responsible for her former late husband's mysterious disappearance. Yikes.

While the world was left to stay at home and social distance, we had no choice but to sit back and let the Netflix documentary capture our minds as we desperately tried to figure out whether or not the cat-loving, bicycle-riding, flower-crown wearing woman was really capable of such unspeakable violence. But now she's making headlines for a much different reason. 

So, what's the big secret? Keep reading after the jump to find out!

Carole Baskin opened up about being bisexual

During an interview with Pink News published in October 2020, animal right's activist Carole Baskin made a surprising revelation. She admitted that she is sexually attracted to both men and women. "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," Baskin explained.

While growing up, she believed she was "probably born into the wrong body." Baskin elaborated, "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." That thing she couldn't quite put her finger on wound up being her sexuality.

It wasn't until several years later — in the 1980s, when Baskin's then-fiancé served as a psychologist for the LGBTQ+ community — that she finally realized she had "equal feelings" for women and men. But nowadays, she doesn't give much thought to gender identity or sexual orientation. "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," Baskin told the U.K. outlet.