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Dwyane Wade’s 11-year-old son Zion had the support of his family, including step-mom Gabrielle Union, when the came out at the Miami Beach Gay Pride celebration a few weeks ago.

Following the backlash across social media over a child rocking with the LGBT community, Union spoke to Us Weekly about why she and her “entire household” supported Zion at Pride Parade.

“It feels normal,” she told the publication at the Black Design Collective Honors Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter event on April 13. “My mom took me to my first pride at eight years old. We moved to San Francisco, and it’s kind of part of being a global citizen.”

She added: “People talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but they don’t actually mean it. In our household, we mean that, and that’s why the entire household went to pride.”

On April 7, Union accompanied her stepson at the Miami Beach Pride Festival, taking along her 5-month-old daughter, Kaavia, and Zion’s 17-year-old brother, Zaire.

Wade wasn’t with them due to work commitments but he supported his son with a post on his Instagram Story.

“Zion had his [own] cheering section today,” the NBA star captioned a photo of Zion and his family members. “Wish I was there to see you smile kid! … It’s a family thing.”

Following the parade, Union and the kiddies hit up a drag queen show.

Gabby and D. Wade welcomed their first child together in November via surrogate.

“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” the actress wrote on Instagram at the time. “Welcome to the party sweet girl!”

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11 thoughts on “Gabrielle Union Says ‘It Feels Normal’ For 11-Year-Old Stepson To Come Out As Gay

  1. Chastity on said:

    I am all for supporting our children and giving them unconditional love. It would not be a preference and I thank God both of my children are heterosexual. If either told me he/she was gay, I would still love them and support them. However, this baby is only 11 years old. Does he really know that he is gay?

  2. Ted Gravely on said:

    Americanize, you are telling the truth. 11? An eleven year old kid deciding he wants to kiss, hug and let another man run up in his anus. You can tell by the way he’s standing in that second picture that he’s sugary. I’m disgusted wherever they show a picture of EJ Johnson. It’s not my life and I pray to TMH that my boys aren’t men loving abominations. Like I told my wife, the best you get is me saying, “ok.” Don’t ever press me to shake another man’s hands when he’s going up the Hershey Highway in another man. I accept the person – I reject the sin. Eleven?

  3. Kudo’s to Gabrielle Union and D Wade for accepting their son Zion and attending the LGBT parade with him.

    Not many African American families would be so tolerant and loving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kudo’s to Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade for accepting their gay son, Zion.
    Not many African American families would be so tolerant and loving!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. americanize on said:

    So sad have you ever seen a gay pride parade.Grown homosexual men with tight shorts balls hanging out some making out,this is something you don,t bring a eleven yr old to.I,m looking at gabby and Dwayne side eyed.This gay sh*t is getting out of hand.

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