The first time I saw Uncle Poodle on TLC, I thought to myself that Lee Thompson is a brave guy. It takes a lot of courage to be out an open in Honey Boo Boo's community and even though he dresses like a redneck and is a good old boy, he is still gay and I told myself he has probably been beaten up a lot. Turns out he has. In a message for GLAAD's Spirit Day, Lee says he has been repeatedly beaten by homophobes. He has suffered broken ribs and a broken jaw. He constantly has his car vandalized and has since he was a teen. I don't understand why people need to beat up other people just because they are gay. Do they think they are going to beat the gay out of them? Are they scared that Lee is going to corner them and make them have sex with him? Are they secretly gay themselves? Or did they have nothing to do that night because their girlfriend broke up with them because they had a small peen so they went to find someone to beat up.