Gabrielle Union shares why it was important for the Wade family to attend Miami’s Gay Pride parade in support of their son, Zion.
Recently, Dwyane Wade opened up about the importance of inclusivity and visibility in the Wade family, and now Gabby is continuing that message by fully supporting her openly gay step-son Zion. “It feels normal,” the actress told Us Weekly. “My mom took me to my first pride at eight years old. We moved to San Francisco, and it’s kind of part of being a global citizen.” Union went on to discuss how people claim to be accepting of people from all walks of life, but fail to exhibit those ideas in real life.
“People talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but they don’t actually mean it,” she continued. “In our household, we mean that, and that’s why the entire household went to pride.” While Wade was unable to attend due to work, Union, her 5-month-old daughter, Kaavia, and Zion’s 17-year-old brother, Zaire all joined Zion at this year’s Miami Beach Pride Festival. Wade posted a heartfelt message to Zion on his Instagram story.
“Zion had his [own] cheering section today,” he captioned a photo of his son and their family. “Wish I was there to see you smile kid!… It’s a family thing,” Wade wrote.