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  1. Alex Parrish says

    This story is heartbreakingly beautiful; I found myself sobbing tears of joy. While it is good to be concerned about so young a child entering the world of competitive sport, the truth is that this is the way it is done in the world of the Olympics and it is clear from the story that he is not being pressured to “win” at so young an age — just to study and learn. We would think nothing of it if he were a superior musician — a violinist or a pianist — and engaged at accelerated training; why should a superior athlete be any different? That his dads were willing to relocate and find new jobs to give the boy the best possible advantages speaks to the devotion and love in that family.

  2. Den says

    Look at the genuine smile of love and contentment on his face and the happy pride his dads have beaming on theirs. This is real family love and that photograph should be reproduced and distributed until it becomes an iconic image in the struggle for real equality and genuine acceptance for same sex marraige and our families. More than words, this is what defeats the hatemongers.

  3. Nick says

    I am president of Indy Pride, the parent organization of Circle City IN Pride, and we are so happy to be a small part of bringing this amazing story of love and family to you. It could not come at a better time, and it shines the light of love on the shadow of hate that was coming out of Greensburg, IN the day before.

    Thank you, Andy, for extending the reach of this story.

  4. jamal49 says

    The evangelical scumbags aren’t going to like this one bit. God bless this kid and his two dads, though. Have a great time, little guy!

    The evangie-fundies need to understand that sex does not define who we are. Being gay is more than sex. It is a matter of our humanity, who we are as people.

  5. Jim says

    If this kid doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you have no heart, but Rick Santorum would rather this kid have a dad in prison and a drug addicted mom than 2 dads, or still be in the orphanage. Michele Bachmann would ignore it altogether and change the subject. Evangelical preachers would rather kill the dads or put them in an electric fence. Tony Perkins would repeat “A child needs a mother and father” over and over. Maggie Gallagher would continue to look fat.

  6. Jim says

    If this kid doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you have no heart, but Rick Santorum would rather this kid have a dad in prison and a drug addicted mom than 2 dads, or still be in the orphanage. Michele Bachmann would ignore it altogether and change the subject. Evangelical preachers would rather kill the dads or put them in an electric fence. Tony Perkins would repeat “A child needs a mother and father” over and over. Maggie Gallagher would continue to look fat.

  7. Mona says

    This is the future of gay rights. Kids like Jordan who grow up in loving households, knowing in their hearts that the anti-gay forces are hate-mongers, then voting to protect their families.

    And I disagree about kids who are superior musicians. Pressure is pressure and a lot of child musical prodigies burn out by the time they reach adulthood.

  8. kit says

    This made me shed a few tears of joy. Such a great kid and such a beautiful family. The contrast with the way the Xtian haters warp and abuse their own children could not be clearer.

  9. Demian says

    He probably has millions of fans and well-wishers by now (he has quite a few YouTubes), and deservedly so. Wishing you the best in everything, Jordan.

  10. Mary says

    The more LGBT families with kids are out in the open for all of America to see, the faster views will be liberalized. This story is lovely. The 40,000 Moms are already starting to see their membership shrink and stories like this will only cause more shrinkage. Let’s hope that most of these lost members don’t end up on Towleroad, though. It could get might crowded here!

  11. Michaelandfred says

    Rick Santorum is desperately looking for some murderer doing life to save this boy from the horrendously empty life he’s living. So tragic……no support, no goals, no ambition. THIS poor, poor child…

  12. Mary says

    Yes, MichaelandFred. But first he’ll have to see if the murderer knows the difference between a napkin and a paper towel because if not he might be gay. And come to think of it, “he might be gay” would be a great name for a performance artist. Kind of like the music group “they might be giants.”

  13. BOB says

    @Jim: actually Bachmann wouldn’t change the subject. She would just make some outlandish claims that aren’t supported by reality…or she would just blame Obama! Lol

  14. says

    What a great story! Thanks for posting it. The picture caught my eye – what a happy, good looking, normal family. I shared it on my blog as well – I think the world needs to see what amazing families the LGBT community has!

  15. Jerry6 says

    My Brother, Sister,and I were raised by our strait parents. I realized, looking at the picture of Jordan and his two Fathers, that in the dozens of Family photos taken of us as children, I have no recollection of us, or our parents, ever smiling. Actually, I do not think that we ever had a reason to smile in the first place.

  16. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    IT IS FUNNY “gay” COUPLES ADOPT “COLORED” CHILDREN. IT SEEMS THERE IS A LEGAL PROVISO WHICH PROHIBITS “gay” COUPLES FROM ADOPTING CAUCASIAN CHILDREN. SO, IN THE PREJUDICIALLY-BIASED WORLD WE LIVE IN, IT IS OKAY TO PSYCHOLOGICALLY DESTROY “COLORED” CHILDREN – BUT NOT, CAUCASIAN CHILDREN. SO, TOWLEROAD “gay” DEMOCRATS YOUR CONSTANT HATRED AGAINST EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS IS PUNISHED BY “WATCHDOG” GROUPS BARRING YOUR ACCESS TO THEIR CHILDREN. I GUESS YOU “OVERPLAYED” YOUR HAND AND “GOT SLAPPED.”
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  17. Gregv says

    @ChristopherAllenHorton: it takes a lot of bigotry to look at a kid who exudes nothing but beauutiful brightness in his outlook on life, his love of family, his future and his heart-warming smile and think his life was “destroyed” because he wasn’t left in an orphanage.

  18. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “GREGV”
    YOU DODGED MY COMMENTS COMPLETELY. TELL ME, SIR – IF YOU CAN – HOW MANY CAUCASIAN HOMOSEXUALS ARE ADOPTING CAUCASIAN CHILDREN? I GUARANTEE, NOT MANY. YOUR LAME RESPONSE, “GREGV,” WAS SLICK, BUT STUPID. IT IS BEST TO NOT REPLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO LIE. HOMOSEXUALS ON THIS SITE SEEM TO RUN-AND-HIDE WHEN THE TRUTH IS SPOKEN. I CHALLENGE ANY HOMOSEXUAL ON THIS SITE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTED PROOF [LIKE, A WEB LINK] WHICH INDICATES CAUCASIAN HOMOSEXUALS MOSTLY ADOPT CAUCASIAN CHILDREN.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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