- NBA All-Star player Dwyane Wade has been vocal in supporting his gay son Zion
- Dwyane gave a powerful message on parenting his 12-year-old son who is loud and proud LGBTQ member
- According to Dwyane, his love for Zion did not change, as well as his responsibilities to him
- The basketball player also shared how he accepted the choices of his son growing up
NBA star Dwyane Wade has given a powerful speech as a father who is raising a gay son.
KAMI learned that Dwyane opened up about what it is like raising his 12-year-old son Zion, coming from a hyper-masculine NBA background.
In a report by the TMZ, Dwyane and his wife Gabrielle Union have been very supportive of Zion. He even took him to a Gay Pride Festival in Miami Beach last April.
Dwyane shared that Zion was about 3 years old when he noticed that “he wasn’t on the boy vibe” like his other son, Zaire.
"I had to look myself in the mirror when my son at the time was 3 years old and me and my wife started having conversations about us noticing that he wasn't on the boy vibe that Zaire [Wade's other son] was on," Dwyane explained.
"And, I had to look myself in the mirror and say, 'What if your son comes home and tells you he's gay? What are you going to do? How are you going to be? How are you going to act? It ain't about him. He knows who he is. It's about you. Who are you?'" he added.
As a loving father, Dwyane said that his love for Zion did not change despite his choices in life.
“I’ve watched my son from day one become into who she now eventually has come into. Nothing changes with my love; nothing changes with my responsibilities. Only thing I got to do now is get smarter & educate myself more,” the NBA star said.
“You want to talk about strength and courage? My 12-year-old has way more than I have. You can learn something from your kids,” he added.
The basketball player also spoke out for the LGBTQ community.
“This is the new normal. So if anybody different, we looked at as different. You know what I’m saying? The ones that don’t understand it. The ones that don’t get it. The ones that are stuck in a box. You’re different. Not the people that are out here living their lives, man,” Dwyane said.
Dwyane Wade spent most of his years playing in the NBA as a member of the Miami Heat. After transferring to Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers, he came back to Miami Heat when he finished his career in 2018.
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