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10 Of Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union’s Best Quotes About Raising Their LGBTQ+ Child

The NBA star and actress are proud, supportive parents to their 14-year-old transgender daughter Zaya.

If you wanna hurt mine, come and talk to me first. Because my child has the right and ability to be whoever they wanna be in this life and I’m gon make sure of it. — Dwyane Wade

Our love is everlasting. Our support is unwavering. Our fight is ferocious. Our village will always be here, steady and ready to nurture, protect, encourage and uplift.

Gabrielle Union

Unconditional love, simply put, is love without strings attached. It's love you offer freely. You don't base it on what someone does for you in return. You simply love them and want nothing more than their happiness. — Dwyane Wade

"We want to make sure [our kids] feel strong and supported and free to be exactly who they are.”

Gabrielle Union

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Nothing changes with my love. Nothing changes with my responsibilities. Only thing I gotta do now is get smarter and educate myself more. And that's my job. — Dwyane Wade

We weren't coming into it like it's got to be our way. We're going to mess up. We're going to say the wrong thing. But we had to learn and be led. — Gabrielle Union

I’m obsessed with your happiness! — Dwyane Wade

She doesn't ask permission to exist. That is wildly inspiring. — Gabrielle Union

We are proud... parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community. And we're proud allies as well. And we take our roles and our responsibility as parents very seriously. — Dwyane Wade

With all of the love comes the hate too. It’s watching the love handle the hate that has been encouraging. We’re just loving and accepting our kids, which is not revolutionary. To some people, it’s nuts. — Gabrielle Union