60 - Carson Jones

Jun 08, 04:51 AM
Carson Jones is the first zookeeper/gay rights activist to sit down for "The Issue Is:" podcast. 
 
At 24, he's also the youngest guest. 
 
He's the openly gay son of Alabama's Democratic Senator Doug Jones. 
 
Jones ended up in one of the most closely watched Senate races in recent history when he defeated Judge Roy Moore. 
 
Carson Jones achieved Internet fandom with his "side eye" to Vice President Mike Pence during his father's swearing-in ceremony in the Senate. 
 
Carson describes growing up in Alabama and developing a love for animals as a kid. He recounts hundreds of hours of volunteering in zoos, and his daily routine caring for elephants now. 
 
He also describes his own journey coming out to his friends and his family, his first pride parades, and life as an advocate. 
 
Carson can be followed on Instagram @thedapperzookeeper
 
 
Jones attended the premiere of 5B, a documentary about America's first AIDS Ward. Here's more information on that film: https://5bfilm.com/
 
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