An elected state representative has come out as gay almost six years after he was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives. He said he had known that he was gay since he was a little boy, even before the school. But it required many years for him to open up, even his family did not know anything, the man came out to them 5 years ago. Jones decided to start living his truth “just a little bit more” after he lost his beloved brother. He came out by allowing Equality Florida’s political director to include him in a list of endorsements of openly gay candidates, saying he was initially unsure if it would be the best “coming-out party” before deciding to go ahead. His sexuality wasn’t entirely a secret – he had told some colleagues that he was gay when he splat from wife. With whom he was together between age 26 and 30. Since then, friends and colleagues have gotten to know his partner, who he now lives with in Hollywood.