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Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union Leave Florida To Protect Their Trans Daughter Zaya

NBA legend Dwyane Wade says he and his family moved away from Florida because of the recent wave of anti-LGBTQ+ laws being passed there, saying his family “would not be accepted” in the state.

During an interview on Showtime’s “Headliners,” Wade explained to host Rachel Nichols that he doesn’t live in Florida anymore because of the push from state lawmakers to implement anti-LGBTQ+ laws in the state.

Wade, a three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, is the father to 15-year-old Zaya Wade, who came out as transgender in 2020.

Wade also told Nichols that he tries to follow his father in his own parenting philosophy, saying that he’s just a mirror image of the way his father loved him and the way that he accepted not only Dwyane and his brothers but other kids in the community that didn’t have father figures.

Florida state lawmakers and officials, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, have pushed several anti-LGBTQ policies in recent years. Among them is the Parental Rights in Education law, better known as “Don’t Say Gay,” which banned public school teachers from instructing students in kindergarten through third grade on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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