Gay senator Shevrin Jones put his homophobic colleagues on blast and it was incredible
Florida State Senator Shevrin ‘Shey’ Jones is someone we think we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future.
The 38-year-old made headlines with an impassioned speech he gave in the Senate chamber in March. Lawmakers were debating HB 1557, otherwise known as the “Don’t Say gay” bill. Now passed into law, it bans the discussion of LGBTQ topics in schools. It also limits discussion when “not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students”.
For Jones, the issue was personal. He’s gay and acutely aware of how hard it can be to embrace one’s sexuality.
“Thoughts ran through my mind after I lost my brother, because I never got a chance to tell him. So I ask you all, whatever this bill