Dwayne Wade said he publicly supports his 12-year-old son recently attending the Miami Beach Gay Pride parade because it's his job as a father.
“I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell,” the NBA star told Variety in a recent interview. “I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”
In April, Wade’s then 11-year-old son Zion posted pictures of himself at Miami Pride, with his siblings and stepmother, actress Gabrielle Union.
Wade, who retired from the NBA in April, was with the Miami Heat in Canada for a game against the Toronto Raptors at the time, but cheered them on from afar.
“We support each other with Pride!” Wade wrote in an Instagram Story over a photo of Zion and Union at the parade.
Wade was met with an outpouring of support for his Instagram Story.
But the family also faced some backlash, which Wade said he was unprepared for.