In today’s heartwarming news, we have Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade, and Zion Wade.
This past weekend, Miami Pride took place and one 11-year-old boy is trending for getting support from his celebrity parents.
The Pride Festival happened in Miami Beach and is one of the biggest LGBTQ events in the USA. Last year, more than 145,000 people joined the event in celebration. This year, actress Gabrielle Union and family decided to participate. This includes her step-son Zion who is openly gay.
Twitter became abuzz after finding photos of Gabrielle Union, sons Zion and Zaire, and infant daughter Kaavia enjoying the Pride event. While father Dwayne Wade couldn’t join the group because of a basketball game in Toronto, he made multiple Instagram Story updates to commemorate the moment.
This just makes me so happy. Seeing Dwayne Wade embrace his son no matter who is, is what LGBTQ youth deserve! 🏳️🌈😭💙💚💛🧡❤️💜 pic.twitter.com/VWVB7xys9c
— JT 👨🏾💻 (@JTizzlle) April 7, 2019
The retiring NBA star also wrote: “Zion had his on [sic] cheering section today. Wish i was there to see you smile kid!”
Internet users then shared their joy at seeing the heartwarming display of Pride, Black love, and parenthood.
Dwyane Wade’s 11-year-old son Zion celebrates gay pride at the Miami Pride Parade. His brother Zaire Wade and stepmom Gabrielle Union-Wade were there to support him.
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) April 8, 2019
Every kid deserves to be accepted and supported and loved like this.
One of the many examples of Wade & Union being just plain good people. https://t.co/K7HzM3UqZL
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) April 8, 2019
Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union supporting young Zion at Miami Pride is so beautiful, I could cry. I can’t imagine having had this type of support as a kid (or even young adult). Amazing example of living in and showing unconditional love 💕 pic.twitter.com/2cT8Ow6kik
— Câmi Thomas (@CamiCruzThomas) April 7, 2019
This is so beautiful! The support Zion is receiving now will make him a force to be reckoned with as he ages because no will be able to tell him nothing !!!! Tears of yassss are in my eyes! Live boldly and brightly young prince!
— Shayla (@ShaylaBGoode) April 8, 2019
Fantastic family! pic.twitter.com/CTJXKDvIMT
— John Doran (@JackAffy) April 8, 2019
His family supports him. He's gonna be just fine 😍😍😍
— Wear a mask and gimme 6 feet, ho! (@EssDot323) April 8, 2019
I Love This I LOVE this💖💚💙💜💛 I'm in tears only because I wish I had this Love and Support at a Child 💛💜💙💚 this is Amazing
— Ms.Ty`Shaye™®© (@R3alD3al1) April 8, 2019
Thats what parents are supposed to do! Be there and support no matter what! Love you all for showing how its done!💯💯💯💯💯🙂🙂🙂
— Lori Williams (@77Williamsld) April 9, 2019
Of course, there were several hateful commenters who responded negatively to these tweets, but let’s focus on the love and support. That’s what matters.