Lee Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle) is engaged to his boyfriend Alan, he announced on Twitter and Facebook last week.
Tweeted Thompson along with the above pic:
“To answer questions about this pic YES! Alan and I fact Engaged! I proposed to him this past weekend and he said YES!”
Since becoming well-known on his precocious niece’s reality show, Thompson has spoken out for gay rights and against bullying and also came out as HIV-positive.
Said Thompson, who has been married to a man at least once before, in 2012:
“I’m gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get. 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. I know this is how I was born and I don’t need to explain it to anybody. I live my life for who I am. That’s why ‘Born This Way’ is gonna be my next tattoo.”
Thompson spread the news on the same day that Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June and Sugar Bear announced their decision to split.
Such a cool move.
The Australian Football League has nixed a sponsorship deal between its European affiliated league and Brunei’s state airline over the country’s implementation of Sharia law that includes death by stoning as a punishment for homosexuality.
ABC News reports:
The AFL released a statement that said its European affiliate was unaware of Brunei’s adoption of the laws.
“These laws are counter to everything the AFL stands for in regards to inclusion and diversity,” the statement said.
An AFL spokesman said that after examining the issue, the league was now working with AFL Europe to wind up the agreement.
The spokesman said the sponsorship deal will be terminated “possibly within days, at most within a few weeks”.
Gay rights group All Out, which organized a Twitter campaign pressuring the AFL to drop its sponsorship ties, praised the decision, saying:
‘This is a game changer in the push against Brunei’s proposal to mandate inhuman punishments like stoning, whipping and amputation for being gay and other offences. The AFL has taken a strong stand against homophobia today that shows the Sultan of Brunei that killing people because of who they are is not only wrong – it’s very bad for business.’
Last month we reported that Hassanal Blkiah, the homophobic Sultan of Brunei who championed the new laws, was eyeing the New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel for purchase.