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Jerry Jones is a long-time LGBTQ journalist, with more than 20 years of experience. He is passionate about telling the stories of the LGBTQ community in Puerto Vallarta, and connecting the community to its people. Jerry is the founder of Out & About Nashville (now OutVoicesNashville), which he sold in 2020. He has more than 20+ years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, and digital media management. Jerry is also an advanced emergency medical technician and has spent much of his career helping those in need.

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