Celebrities speak out in support of Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, and their daughter Zaya at the 51st NAACP Image Awards

February 24, 2020

On the red carpet at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, GLAAD’s Head of Talent, Anthony Ramos, spoke to H.E.R, Tamron Hall (“The Tamron Hall Show”), Lena Waithe (“Master of None”), Matthew A. Cherry (“Hair Love”), Robin Thede (“The Rundown with Robin Thede”), Jaboukie Young-White (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), and Yahya Abdul Mateen II (“Watchmen”) about Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s support for their daughter Zaya, who recently came out as transgender

Check out the clip below:

Dwyane Wade retweeted the video and said, "Our Kids Need To Know We Live In A World Were They Feel Seen and Heard."

During the 51st NAACP Image Awards, out rapper and singer Lil Nas X took home the award for Outstanding New Artist. Other nominated LGBTQ acts included Janelle Monáe, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Harriet), and Billy Porter, who was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (Pose).

GLAAD’s coverage of the NAACP Image Awards is a part of its recently launched initiative called NEON, an ongoing digital content series that aims to increase the visibility of Black LGBTQ people and their allies. Learn about more NEON here.