Former NBA starÂ Dwyane WadeÂ and his actress wifeÂ Gabrielle UnionÂ are supporting the LGBTQ community with a limited-edition T-shirt that’s raising money forÂ GLSENÂ (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network).
On Friday, the couple announced their collaboration with the clothing company and a huge donation to the nonprofit that promotes LGBTQ inclusion for kids in grades K-12. The T-shirts, which read, â€œPlease remain inclusive and dedicated 2 equality,â€ sell for $35 on theÂ YnGDNA website.
“S/O to @yngdna for these Please Remain Inclusive & Dedicated to Equality teesâ€¼”Â Wade wrote on InstagramÂ and Twitter, sharing a photo of himself, Union, sons Zion 12, and Zaire 17, and nephew Dahveon Morris, 18. (Wadeâ€™s 5-year-old son Xavier and Union and Wadeâ€™s daughter Kaavia, almost 10 months old, sat out the photo shoot).
“We are donating 50% of the proceeds to GLSEN as well as a 50 thousand dollar donation on behalf of our familyâ€¼ï¸ #wesupporteachotherwithpride”
“As a family, we believe inclusion and equality are two essential pillars needed to move towards growth and progressive thinking and action in our society,”Â wrote Union, sharing the same photo, on Instagram and Twitter. “We have created a Limited Edition T shirt to help create a more inclusive space with our platform.”
As a family, we believe inclusion and equality are two essential pillars needed to move towards growth and progressive thinking and action in our society. We have created a Limited Edition T shirt to help create a more inclusive space with our platform. pic.twitter.com/Lm0c4oZrLY
â€” Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 13, 2019
The couple made headlines this spring whenÂ Union and Zion’s mother, Siovaughn Funches, joined the boy on a float in the Miami Beach gay pride parade.
“We support each other with Pride!” Wade wrote on Instagram Stories.
In June, after positive and negative reactions to the image,Â Wade told Variety, “Iâ€™m very uneasy about accolades that come from supporting my kids or the negativity that comes with it. Itâ€™s my job to be their role model, to be the voice in my kidsâ€™ lives to let them know that you can conquer the world and you have the support of your father and the support of your family every step of the way, so go and be your amazing self and weâ€™re going to sit back and support you all the way.”
A spokesperson from GLSEN did not immediately return Yahoo Lifestyleâ€™s request for comment.
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