The Wade family donated $50,000 to an organization that works towards making it easier for the LGBTQIA-plus community to express themselves.
On Friday, each member of the Wade family took to their Instagrams and posted their new partnership with the clothing company to donate $50,000 to the organization GLSEN. #GSLEN is a United States-based education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.
Fifty percent of the family’s apparel purchase will also go to GSLEN in addition to their donation. Dwayne Wade shared the news in a post that read: “S/O to #yngdna for these Please Remain Inclusive & Dedicated to Equality tee We are donating 50% of the proceeds to GLSEN as well as a 50 thousand dollar donation on behalf of our family #wesupporteachotherwithpride.”
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Union wrote, “As a family, we believe inclusion and equality are two essential pillars needed to move towards growth and progressive thinking and action in our society. We have created a Limited Edition T-shirt to help create a more inclusive space with our platform… The GLSEN organization whose mission strives to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation as well as gender identity. For 25 years GLSEN has been the leading national organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ+ students #StopKillingBlackTransWomen #StopKillingTransWomen #TransWomenAreWomen #SupportingEachOtherWithPride PS kaaviajames has a very cool yngdna Pride piece coming soon.”
Wade and Union are continuing their efforts to support the LGBTQIA-plus community after recently supporting their 11-year-old son Zion at Miami’s Pride Parade earlier this year. “I think, as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do,” Wade said on his family’s attendance.