Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Carson Jones, Doug Jones' oldest son, becomes a sensation in the gay press after his father's upset victory over Roy Moore in Alabama U.S. Senate race


Carson Jones, second from left

Carson Jones, the oldest son of new U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), has become a sensation in gay corners of the Web since his father's win in last Tuesday's Alabama special election. That's because Carson Jones, a graduate student at Colorado State University, is openly gay and has a strong social-media presence.

Doug Jones barely had been declared the winner over Republican Roy Moore when reports about Carson Jones started popping up at gay news sites and blogs. Word about the gay status of a senator's son quickly spread to mainstream sites, such as newnownext.com.

After earning a bachelor's degree in animal science at the University of Georgia, Carson Jones enrolled in Colorado State University’s two-year Professional Science Master’s program in zoo, aquarium and shelter management. He is in his second year with the program. Jones long has wanted to be a zookeeper, and he started volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo when he was 13 years old. He completed an internship at the Australia Zoo (home of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin). From an article about Jones at colostate.edu:

Jones is passionate about zookeeping and also about clearing up misconceptions around what zoos are.

“People tend to feel strongly about zoos ­– they either support them or they don’t support them,” Jones said. Some people believe zoos exist only for human entertainment or personal pleasure, and there was a time when that was true.

“All industries grow and change over time as we learn more about these animals. Today’s zoos are all about connecting people with animals and the natural world, ideally inspiring conservation awareness and action,” he said.

As for what zookeepers do every day, Jones said, some people think “we just play with animals all day.”

Actually, caring for zoo animals is “a lot of cleaning, and a lot of diet preparation,” he said. He also enjoys engaging with zoo visitors, sharing about the animals and about conservation. “I like getting on the microphone and talking to people,” he said.
Carson Jones: Long and Hard

For now, Jones' status as the gay son of a U.S. senator seems to be overshadowing his interest in animals. One of the first sites to spotlight him last week was boyculture.com. From the site's article, titled "Meet Doug Jones's sexy gay son!":

Doug Jones, the newly minted senator from Alabama, is not only a progressive, he's also the father of a super cute gay son, Carson! Carson is a self-described southern gentleman, and a zookeeper.

Keep reading for more proof — that he's adorable, not that he's gay, he's out, guys.

Carson Jones, with former NSYNC singer Lance Bass
and his husband, Michael Turchin

A site called hometapp.com seemed even more enthused about young Mr. Jones. From its article, titled "Another Reason to Celebrate Doug Jones’ Victory: We’ll See More of His Hot Gay Son." The article is accompanied by several photos, including one where Carson Jones is wearing a shirt with the insignia, "Hard and Long." That seems to be a reference to something. I wonder what it could be?

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Democratic candidate Doug Jones beat homophobic, accused child molester and Republican candidate Roy Moore in last night’s special election for the Alabama U.S. Senate. But have you heard that Jones has a sexy gay son? Yep! Doug Jones’ gay son is named Carson Jones, and we’re totally infatuated with him.

He’s a self-described southern gentleman, zookeeper, gym junkie, adventurer and sushi addict. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is currently in graduate school at Colorado State University in Zoo and Aquarium Management.

He’s bearded, has a toothy smile and a furry chest. He also owns a Romphim and enjoys cooking, so we’re basically ready to be his boyfriend or help him celebrate his dad’s recent win — whichever he’s down for.

Here's the take from queerty.com. We sought comment from Doug Jones about his suddenly famous gay son, but the senator did not respond to our queries.

What about the rest of the Jones family? This is from an article about Doug Jones' wife, Louise, at bustle.com:

The Jones' have three children — Courtney, Carson, and Christopher. Courtney graduated from Birmingham Southern College and is currently studying for her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama. She and her husband, Rip Andrews, have two daughters. Carson is also in graduate school at Colorado State University, and Christopher is a sophomore at Alabama.

Here is a YouTube video about Carson Jones:





27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Props to Carson Jones for being up front about his sexuality. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Now this is the kind of news the country yearns to hear.

Anonymous said...

Having a gay son is about the only thing that makes Doug Jones "progressive." Other than that, he seems mainly to be interested in protecting Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions -- and thinking of ways to vote with Senate Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Carson Jones. He seems like a first-class guy. May he have a happy life as a gay zoo keeper.

Anonymous said...

I get the PRIDE thing and all of that, but that first photo is a little too queer for my taste.

legalschnauzer said...

Hey, @12:03 --

Glad to see all the work you put into that comment. Nice job! Way to add to the conversation! And the creativity you put on display is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Gays are so funny. They take a perfectly average-looking guy and turn him into a sex symbol.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to show PRIDE, while also wearing a shirt?

Anonymous said...

Carson did an internship in Australia? I guess you could call that "The Internship Richard Scrushy paid for."

Anonymous said...

Working out? Not so gay.

Enjoying animals and zoos? Not so gay.

Hanging out with Lance Bass and his husband? Now that's gay!

Anonymous said...

12:08,
Must disagree. I think Carson is better than "average looking," by quite a bit. Credit for that must go to his mother, Louise. Doug Jones certainly isn't going to win any awards for handsomeness.

Anonymous said...

Carson had better enjoy his "15 Minutes" while they last because his daddy's Senate career is going to be brief.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how this didn't come out until AFTER the election . . .

Anonymous said...

Well, good for him. Even if it had come out before the election, I doubt it would have made any difference. Who knows. It might have gotten him more votes.

Anonymous said...

Roger you seem to be rather focused on matters of the flesh. Outing guys on AM, Pryor, affairs, now this. S'up there, bud? Identity confusion?

Anonymous said...

Roger you seem to be rather focused on matters of the flesh. Outing guys on AM, Pryor, affairs, now this. S'up there, bud? Identity confusion?

legalschnauzer said...

@7:58 --

Given the nature of your comment, I could ask the same thing about you, right?

In your effort to be clever, you forgot to make sense. How does being "focused on matters of the flesh" have anything to do with "identity confusion" (whatever that is)? You sound confused yourself.

S'up there, bud? You got the hots for me?

e.a.f. said...

How very cool! What a riot actually, a homophobic candidate beaten at the polls by another candidate who has an openly Gay son! Great! And he is obviously into protection of animals. Not bad at all. who knows, Jones, the father maybe more interested in progressive legislation than we know.

I am sure Jones is proud of all three of his children. the fact one is gay ought not have such media attention, because its normal if one of your children is gay. The son is also accomplished and that is the important thing.

I expect Jones, will be some what of a surprise to a lot of those watching politics. He may be one of those politicians of old who didn't vote along party lines, but rather on the issues. Entertaining post regarding back in the mid 1950s when the balance of power shifted in the Senate but no body switched positions, i.e. one now was the minority leader and the other became the majority leader. They just kept their positions and kept doing business. If Jones works like those senators once did, he will be an example of a good politicians.

legalschnauzer said...

Memo to 7:58 --

If you had one hair on your nuts, you wouldn't be sending comments anonymously.

I see no reason to believe you have any nuts at all. Try growing a pair, and maybe your comment will get published.

legalschnauzer said...

Memo to 7:58 --

Who is "we"?

legalschnauzer said...

A pissant like you getting under my skin? You have visions of grandeur. You couldn't raise an eyebrow on a salamander. (Do salamanders have eyebrows?) What a hoot!

Anonymous said...

Your focus on the prurient makes people think your interest in such matters is excessive and revealing of internal obsession an conflicts. In other words, its not normal, and normal people are put off by it and wonder what is wrong with you.

legalschnauzer said...

@1:34 --

You have no clue. First, you act like a puritan, but you are here reading the Carson Jones post, so I guess that means you aren't "normal." On top of that I have statistics that prove you are wrong. What is our most read post in the past nine days? It's the Carson Jones story. We live in a sex-saturated society, and nothing sells or draws attention like sex. It's true here, it's true in advertising, in books, movies, TV shows, etc.

legalschnauzer said...

@6:53 --

You're a bit off on your numbers, Schoolboy. That post had 613 page views. This blog isn't ranked among the top 50 law blogs in North America for no reason. There goes one of your theories swirling down the toilet.

legalschnauzer said...

Memo to @6:53 --

This blog is a work of journalism, an effort to get at the facts, which includes my analysis based on 35-plus years as a professional journalist, with a degree from one of the nation's top Schools of Journalism. It's not a site about debate. If you want debate involving brain-dead trolls like yourself, you need to go somewhere else.

I welcome comments from people with thoughtful ideas and intelligent questions. But I don't care about the thoughts of trolls and spitball throwers. Try to get this through your thick skull: This is my blog, and I will control its content. The decisions that made this one of the top 50 law blogs in North America -- and the No. 1 truly independent blog on that list -- are mine. So Legal Schnauzer has been a success without your input, and I don't need your input now. If you don't like that, hit the exits.

As for your identity, I never said I didn't know who you are. I just don't care. To quote Doug Jones, "You're a nothing to me."

Anonymous said...

Hey, LS . . .

Is Jessica Garrison sending comments to your blog again? I once knew Jessica pretty well, well enough to know your reporting on her is on target, and you've barely touched the tip of the iceberg. I recognize her writing style, and it gets really wild when she's stressed -- as she is right now, with Lutha out of the Senate and the feds bearing down on "The Tall One" in Superfund scandal.

Her whole world is going up in flames. She deserves it.

Anyway, I've recognized her comments on here before, and based on your comments above, it sounds like you might be dealing with her again. The more irrational the comment, the more likely it is Jess.