Reality star Michelle Duggar reportedly has a gay sister.

A petition calling on TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting over its stars' opposition to gay rights gained nationwide attention last month.

19 Kids and Counting focuses on Christians Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who live in Tontitown, Arkansas with their 19 children, all of whose names begin with the letter “J.”

Over the summer, Michelle unsuccessfully lobbied against passage of an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She warned in a robocall that the ordinance would allow men to enter public restrooms and sexually assault women and children. “I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls,” Michelle said. According to Jim Wissick, the author of the petition, the Duggars bankrolled a successful campaign to repeal the ordinance.

In November, Jim Bob and Michelle asked “all married couples” on Facebook to share photos of themselves kissing. When same-sex couples responded, most of their images were deleted. reported on Tuesday that Michelle's older sister Evelyn Ruark, 63, is gay and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner Sharon Callahan, 52.

Last year, Josh Duggar mentioned that he loves his gay aunt, adding that she “believes that marriage is between one man and one woman.”