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Zaya Wade, the daughter of NBA legend, Dwyane Wade, and Gabrielle Union, has made her first-ever red carpet appearance since coming out as transgender.
Union shared several pictures across her social media, praising Zaya’s debut.
“It was an EPIC night filled with so much love & a real sense of community. It was important for Zaya to be a part of such a beautiful night & reminding her of all the love & support she has. We were moved to tears so many times throughout the night. So much gratitude ❤💜🖤” Union wrote via Instagram.
The Wade’s attended the prestigious Truth Awards over the weekend, which is an annual ceremony dedicated to celebrating accomplishments of the Black LGBTQ+ community. Zaya’s godfathers, Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis, were presented with the Business Leadership Award at the event.
Wade also showed off his beautiful, bold daughter on social media:
“Everyone allow her to re-introduce herself,” he captioned a post. “Her name is Zaya Wade! Last night was Zaya’s first red carpet and we couldn’t have been prouder of how she handled the questions that were asked of her. She has emerged as one of the young faces and voices for the LGBTQ+ community.”
Last month, Wade revealed that he supports his daughter’s decision to transition.
“This is her life every day. This is no game to us,” Wade told the hosts of Good Morning America.” “We’re all about protecting her heart, we’re about protecting her joy and to do that, we have to support her.”