She says she went to her first Pride parade when she was eight-years-old
There were some on social media who congratulated the Wades for being there for their son, but there were others who didn’t approve of a child so young attending Pride, an event that many believe should be reserved for adults. However, Union recently spoke with Us Weekly about their decision to attend Pride with the entire Wade crew, saying that it was nothing strange or out of the ordinary for her.
Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union supporting young Zion at Miami Pride is so beautiful, I could cry. I can’t imagine having had this type of support as a kid (or even young adult). Amazing example of living in and showing unconditional love 💕 pic.twitter.com/2cT8Ow6kik
— Câmi Thomas (@CamiCruzThomas) April 7, 2019
“It feels normal,” the 46-year-old actress told them at the Black Design Collective Honors Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter event. “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.”
After the parade, the family reportedly went to a drag queen show together. “People talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but they don’t actually mean it,” Union continued. “In our household, we mean that, and that’s why the entire household went to pride.”