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Arena full of basketball fans bursts into applause when Zaya Wade is shown on the jumbotron

Zaya Wade on the Jumbotron as fans cheer
Zaya Wade on the Jumbotron as fans cheerPhoto: Screenshot

AmericanAirlines Arena broke into applause when NBA legend Dwyane Wade’s recently out transgender daughter appeared on the jumbotron.

In a video posted to Twitter, Zaya can be seen on the big screen during her father’s retirement ceremony discussing her excitement to see his jersey hung up in the arena soon.

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The moment the screen switches from Wade’s wife (and Zaya’s stepmother), Gabrielle Union, to Zaya, the crowd begins to roar with applause, presumably in celebration of Zaya’s recent declaration of her identity.

Wade and Union have made waves across the Internet for their open support of Zaya.

Wade first discussed Zaya’s coming out on The Ellen Show, where he said, “We are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re proud allies as well, and we take our role and responsibility as parents very seriously.”

After Wade’s interview, Zaya received widespread support, including shout outs from Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Of course, Zaya’s coming out was met with hostility from many on Twitter as well.

Especially in the sports community, homophobia and transphobia remain a huge problem, which is why Wade’s support has felt so significant.

Heat Nation even reported that Zaya came out “much to the dismay of NBA fans across the globe.”

Still, Wade and Union have remained fierce advocates for 12-year-old Zaya–and this moment of applause seems to indicate that even in the world of sports, they are not alone in supporting her.

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