“Things are changing. My husband and I live in Milledgeville because we
want to be out in the country. I’m gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get,
and we want to be somewhere we can fish and jump on a four-wheeler, go
There’s probably 40 or 50 of us gays, lesbians,
bisexuals, transgendered people. Around here, they’re all open about it,
everybody knows it.
It’s not like there’s a gay bar here. We go to the
same bars as everybody else, we’re all part of the same community. If
there’s people who have a problem with it, they keep it to themselves,
just like if I have a problem with them, I keep it to myself.
But if you
want people to accept you, you have to show you don’t have a problem
with yourself and just be up front about who you are. If you do, you
earn people’s respect. If everybody would just go on and do that,
ignorant people couldn’t cause so many problems.” – Here Comes Honey Boo Boo cast member Uncle Poodle, speaking to the Georgia Voice.