February 21, 2013 at 9:40 am EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Uncle Poodle’s Grindr pictures for sale
Lee Thompson, Uncle Poodle, Honey Boo Boo, gay news, Washington Blade

Lee Thompson aka Uncle Poodle (screen capture from YouTube)

LOS ANGELES—TMZ reported on Monday that a man continues to try and sell naked pictures of a man whom he says is Uncle Poodle from the reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

The entertainment website said a Georgia man offered to sell the pictures that reportedly show Uncle Poodle, whose real name is Lee Thompson, in the shower. TMZ said he sent them to the man earlier this week on Grindr.

Thompson told Fenuxe Magazine in an interview published last month that he tested HIV-positive last year. He also said he pressed charges against an ex-boyfriend whom he said had not disclosed his status with him.

Thompson told the magazine the man is now serving a five year prison sentence as a result of the incident, although HIV/AIDS advocates have questioned his claim.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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