Dwyane Wade emphatically speaks out against transgender laws amid touching speech from Brandon Boulware

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Recently, the state of Mississippi passed a law barring transgender athletes from taking part in girls or women’s sports teams.

Similarly, lawmakers in Missouri are attempting to pass a bill that would ban transgender athletes in high school from participating in girls’ sports.

Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade didn’t mince any words when talking about how he feels about such transgender laws.


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The issue of people rejecting the gender they were assigned at birth and switching to another gender has become a hot-button political issue in recent years.

In particular, conservatives seem enraged about the concept of a transgender person participating in a sport as a member of his or her new gender.

Wade is the father of a transgender daughter named Zaya. When it was revealed that the younger Wade is now a girl, the South Florida community was largely very supportive of her and her parents.

The elder Wade has become a strong ally of the LGBTQ community. He and his wife Gabrielle Union have pledged their support to the community in several ways, including by ensuring that LGBTQ individuals will receive quality health care during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s, and during that time he has lived through the Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James era of Heat basketball. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.