Transcript for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union honored in TIME100
We have exciting news. ABC is thrilled to be partnering with time annual time 100 list of the world's most influence shall people to life. Some of the people starting with Dwyane wade and Gabrielle union, Kaylee Hartung sat down with them. We're still getting used to being recognized for doing things that have really kind of come naturally, like loving your kids as they are. It's weird to get credit for that. Reporter: Gabrielle union and Dwyane wade are on the time 100 list for good reason, like speaking out against injustice at the espys. The racial profiling has to stop. Reporter: They shared this intimate moment on social media. Being true to yourself. What's the point of being on this Earth if you try to be someone you're not? Reporter: Revealing wade's 13-year-old coming out as transgender. She helped us see life differently. She's allowed me to be informed so I can help others. What surprised you most as you shared Zaya's story? The level of hate. That's really the only way to put it to be completely honest. The level of hate based off of like everything but the facts. It's a lot of people in the black community and that's -- that will not accept someone of transgender community, you know. Look at them as different and not worthy of, not worthy of life. It seems impossible to separate the work you're doing with the lgbtq plus community and black lives matter. When you're in the fight for equality you have to embrace every life as being worthy of and deserving of equality. You can't pick and choose. You're asking for change. Do you feel like you've seen Some. Some, yeah. We hear from a lot of families who were like I just didn't think to love them and it -- which sounds wild, right? They needed to see other families just loving their children out loud, unapologetically. When do you think you found your voice? I think I'm finding my voice and continuing to let everyone know that I'm not perfect. I do not know everything, but I lead with my heart. I lead with love. That also led you to her. In your time 100 profile it's written your commitment to authenticity is without come pro prize. Where does that come from? Age. I'm going to speak truth to power every chance I get. What's next for you? It's our goal to be of service to anyone that is in Also therapy. Oh, that too. A lot of therapy. When you are of service, you deal with a lot of things outside of dealing with just yourself. If you don't deal with yourself first, you have no chance of leading. That's good, babe. That was good? It's good. She was proud of that one. I'll take that compliment. Reporter: I'm Kaylee Hartung, ABC news Los Angeles. We're joined by the editor and chief of time. We were just watching those two amazing people. To see Dwyane wade and Gabrielle union speak so freely and honestly and transparently about something they're facing, it's obvious why you chose them. What's the impact of putting them in this issue? Well, I can't say it any better than they did. They're two of more than a dozen advocates for equality and racial justice on the list this year. Gabrielle has of course been a powerful champion for inclusivity in the workplace. How does your selection process work? It's a staffwide process. We ask our correspondents and editors to make recommendations. We think of the time 100 not just as a list, but a community. We ask our alumni for recommendations. We spend months narrowing it down. This year of course has been like none other. This list is like none other. Many household names on the list like Dwyane wade and Gabrielle. Also some lesser known people who seized the moment. More women than ever, 54 this year. More doctors, nurses and scientists than ever. That's right including Dr. Fauci who has really become America's doctor guiding us all through this awful pandemic and weaving, as you know, an incredibly complex line with the white house. He's on the show tonight. He says something that stuck with me -- sticks with me, which is what people are craving is clarity. That's something we all want from our doctor. We or looking to escape a bit. You feature entertainers who found a way to help people connect. What are some of the big names in that category? Well, we have some amazing artists on the list who lifted us up in these incredibly challenging times. One is Megan the stallion, viral sensation, hit after hit on social. Broke all kinds of streaming records. Taraji P. Henson introduces her tonight. There's a lot of people out there who hopes she keeps winning. Time 100 airs tonight at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on ABC. The time 100 issue goes live at time.com at the same time. It hits news stands on Friday. Coming up next we have lady
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