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“This Is Bigger Than Us”: How Dwyane Wade Went From Being Zaya’s Supportive Dad to a Vocal Trans Advocate

When Zaya Wade first came out as transgender to her father, former NBA All Star and Hall of Fame player Dwyane Wade, the older Wade didn’t immediately think about being an “advocate.” Instead, he thought about her safety. “Not only is my child in one of the most attacked communities in the world, the trans community, and the LGBTQ+ community, but also, my child is Black in America,” he tells Them. “That right there alone is enough for a parent.”
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‘A safe space’: NBA great Dwyane Wade back in Miami to launch website for trans youth

The retired Miami Heat legend, whose No. 3 jersey hangs in the rafters at the Kaseya Center, was back in town for a good cause that had nothing to do with basketball. Wade was on stage at the Edition hotel at the Elevate Prize Foundation’s second annual Make Good Famous Summit. The NBA icon was honored for his advocacy for the transgender community and using his influence to ignite social change.
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Heat legend Dwyane Wade launches digital platform for trans youth

Miami Heat Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade is launching a new digital platform to provide a "community safe space" for transgender youth to access resources and express themselves.
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The Drew Barrymore Show Spotlights Social Changemakers; Elevate Prize Foundation Rallies Nominations for the Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award

Elevate Prize Foundation calls on viewers to nominate Mental Health-focused organizations for the May award; Drew Barrymore surprises Stephanie Woodward of Disability EmpowHer Network as the March Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award recipient for Women's Empowerment
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Dwyane Wade Receives the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award at the Second Annual Make Good Famous Summit, Announces Launch of Translatable

Elevate Prize Foundation closes second annual summit by recognizing the NBA Hall of Famer for his support of trans rights and joins the Wade Family Foundation in launching Translatable
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Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade honored for contributions to transgender community

Basketball icon and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade appeared in Miami Beach Thursday to accept the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, honoring his advocacy for the transgender community and his contributions through the Wade Family Foundation.
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Dwyane Wade Is ‘So Damn Proud’ of Daughter Zaya, 16, as They Launch a New Safe Space for Trans Youth (Exclusive)

The NBA Hall of Famer was presented with the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award for his advocacy for the trans community
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NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth

He spent more than 14 seasons as a guard for the Miami Heat, winning three championships, having Miami-Dade County nicknamed “Wade County,” and he still leads the franchise in everything from points and rebounds to personal fouls.
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Lo que nadie te contó sobre la filantropía

Tras 25 años liderando organizaciones non profit y uniendo las piezas para propulsar visiones, Carolina García Jayaram nos deja una lección de vida sobre las personas que defienden el cambio: el impacto en reconocer el valor de los líderes.
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Can celebrities influence environmental issues? Experts weigh in. How the world’s most famous people can aid in environmental awareness.

Matt Damon, a 2024 Elevate Prize Catalyst Award winner and Carolina García Jayaram CEO of the Elevate Prize Foundation are featured in this article from ABC News.
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Advocate Wins $300K Prize to Fund ‘Life’s Work’ of Helping Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Sonya Passi, a 2024 Elevate Prize winner and CEO of FreeFrom, is featured in this article from People Magazine. Thank you to People for recognizing the power of Sonya’s work and story, and lifting up our winners!
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Matt Damon Receives the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award for His Global Impact in Increasing Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

MIAMI, Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elevate Prize Foundation announced today Matt Damon as the latest recipient of its Elevate Prize Catalyst Award in recognition of his long-standing advocacy and work with Water.org, a global nonprofit working to bring safe water and sanitation to the world. The award was presented to Damon by the Elevate Prize Foundation's founder, Joseph Deitch, and its CEO, Carolina García Jayaram.
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