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How the Alabama Senate race sent Doug Jones’ son into the gay spotlight

Carson Jones

After the LGBT community celebrated Doug Jones’ senate win last week in Alabama, beating homophobic and accused sexual predator Roy Moore, the LGBTQ community celebrated something else. Jones had a gay son – Carson Jones.

In an exclusive new interview, Carson Jones talked with Hornet Stories’ Alexander Kacala and explained what he learned through his father’s senate race and what it’s like to have a new social following.

On what he learned through his father’s campaign:
“Alabama really can change. I was definitely very pessimistic before the victory and while I saw Alabama changing, it was very very slow. This victory was just so monumental that it really demonstrates that my home state can and will be a place that puts people first.”

On the possibility of becoming an LGBT politician:
“I honestly have no idea what the cards will hold later on. I absolutely love what I do now as a zookeeper and really can’t ever imagine leaving the field. This has been my passion since I was about five years old and I’m finally getting to do some really amazing things with animals and to inspire conservation action. But all that being said, I’ve always been interested in politics, so nothing is getting ruled out for sure.”

On what’s the first thing he would say to some of the men and women who voted for his father:
“It would just be thank you, thank you, thank you. It was amazing to stand in the stage behind my dad on election night and see supporters in the audience bawling at how happy this victory was for them. It really makes you understand how important this election really was. This victory isn’t my dad’s victory, this is their victory and I would tell them that.”

 

On his craziest DMs from new followers:
“Honestly, everyone has been surprisingly tame. No dick pics or anything. Lots of marriage proposals but also a lot of really amazing supportive messages. I definitely get a lot of “ZADDY” comments. I honestly had no idea what that meant and had to look it up. And now my close friends are trolling my Instagram and commenting “ZADDY” everywhere. (Laughs)”

Read the full interview here.



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Posted by on Dec 18, 2017. Filed under Around the Nation, Editorial, Online Only, Top Highlights. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “How the Alabama Senate race sent Doug Jones’ son into the gay spotlight”

  1. I find myself wondering if this paper is still in business, no new columns in a month.
    Is anybody home???

    Liz W.

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