A 13 year-old Olympic diving hopeful will be the grand marshal of Indianapolis Pride with his two dads.
Jordan Pisey Windle is used to being the center of attention. He has been the focus of his father’s life since the day in 2000 when Jerry Windle retrieved him from a Cambodian orphanage. He has been turning heads for the past five years as a diving phenom, the youngest ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic diving trials. And all eyes will be on him June 9 when he serves as grand marshal for the Circle City IN Pride Parade, an annual celebration of Central Indiana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The young athlete’s decision to accept the parade invitation — and the fact that he has two fathers — is sure to raise eyebrows. But what other people think isn’t of concern to the 13-year-old. He views the world so unself-consciously that when asked if he ever gets tired of people questioning him about his origins and his family, he simply shrugged. “I’ve never actually thought about it.”
Last year Jordan recorded an It Gets Better clip. (Tipped by JMG reader David)