Glee star Jane Lynch is really, really glad Carole Baskin is bisexual – and no, this isn’t a Ryan Murphy fever dream
After Carole Baskin revealed she is bisexual, the Tiger King star has attracted a rather unlikely fan – Glee alum Jane Lynch.
Speaking to PinkNews, Baskin said that she has “always considered” herself bisexual, adding: “Even though I’ve never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband.”
She explained how she realised her queerness in the ’80s, while engaged to a psychologist who was immersed in the LGBT+ community at the height of the AIDS crisis.
Among those intrigued by the news was Lynch, who responded to a tweet about the news: “Are [you] trying to make my dreams come true?”
Are trying to make my dreams come true?
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) October 20, 2020
Twitter users weren’t able to quite process the comic getting horny on main for the big cat enthusiast – the latest unexpected but, let’s face it, completely expected twist in the bizarre hellscape that is 2020.
Now I want to see a movie w/ Jennifer Coolidge as Carole & Jane as the girlfriend/tiger wrangler/trainer https://t.co/dfqBvgjGWB
— Maniacal Pixelated Nightmare Ghoul (@jenncognito) October 20, 2020
this is the funniest interaction to me- https://t.co/SBvdtbB3Bo
— caden 🎃☭ (@deathtomen1) October 20, 2020
— steph 👻 (@mylightningr0d) October 20, 2020
glee reboot with sue sylvester serenading eye of the tiger to carole baskin when??? 😍😍 https://t.co/UkdEO7yLoP
— russian jane lynch (@fleacunt) October 20, 2020
jane lynch baskinator confirmed https://t.co/Q1874ozTUm
— breene (@cynthiabreene) October 20, 2020
Carole Baskin: ‘I have always considered myself to be bisexual.’
Carole Baskin, 59, who owns and operates the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, told PinkNews that she first felt that she was part of the LGBT+ community in the 1980s.
“I was engaged to a psychologist,” she described, “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, and so I became very close to people in that community then.
“But it was during the ’80s that I discovered that through dealing with the LGBT+ community that I [realised] I had just as equal feelings for women as I did for men.”
She added: “I have always considered myself to be bisexual.
“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.”