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Ex-Heat star Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union announce limited edition, Pride-themed T-shirts

The Wade family has teamed up to show their support for LGBTQ+ youths.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union announced Friday that they designed an exclusive, Pride-themed T-shirt with lifestyle brand YnG DnA. The couple posted a photo of themselves, along with Zion, Zaire and nephew Daveon Morris, sporting the black shirts on their separate Instagram accounts.

“As a family,” Union wrote on her post, “we believe inclusion and equality are two essential pillars needed to move towards growth and progressive thinking in our society.”

The black shirts, which can be purchased here for $35, feature the company’s logo as well as “Please Remain Inclusive & Dedicated 2 Equality” scrawled on the back in a rainbow font.

Wade and Union also plan to donate $50,000 as well as half of the proceeds from the shirts to GLSEN, an advocacy organization dedicated to building safe spaces for youths regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

This isn’t Wade’s first foray into allyship. The three-time NBA champion has been very vocal about his support for the LGBTQ+ community. After being criticized for allowing his sons to attend the Miami Beach Pride parade, Wade responded in kind:

“I’m doing what I feel is right for my family, and that’s to support my kids,” Wade told Variety.

C. Isaiah Smalls II is a reporter covering breaking and trending news for the Miami Herald. Previously, he worked for ESPN’s The Undefeated as part of their inaugural class of Rhoden Fellows. He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Morehouse College.
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