Dwyane Wade on his Daughter safety

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Dwyane Wade has been a strong advocate for his 15-year-old daughter, Zaya.

in every stage of her journey toward living openly as a transgender person.

However, given America's turbulent political climate, his concerns for her safety are on high alert.

The former NBA great spoke out against the recent rise of anti-LGBTQ laws around the country.

he made his statements right after,

Louisiana made it illegal for transgender women and girls to play on female sports teams in schools.

It is the 18th state in the US to do so.

Wade verified Zaya's gender identification with her permission in 2020 while promoting his ESPN documentary "D. Wade: Life Unexpected."

"Proud allies," he and his wife Gabrielle Union said.

He stated that the couple was committed to giving Zaya "the finest chance to be her best self."

the athlete told Harlow that he was "still frightened every time [Zaya] leaves the house."

as a result of both gun violence and "the way people perceive her in this world,"

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