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Dwyane Wade reveals ‘Zaya’ as transgender


Dwyane Wade is not just an All-Star player but also a superdad!

The Miami Heat legend revealed in The Ellen Show that his 12-year old child “Zaya”, who was born as Zion and assigned male at birth, came out as transgender to him and his wife, Gabrielle Union.

“We are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud allies as well. We take our roles and responsibilities as parents very seriously,” Wade said to The Ellen Show host Ellen Degeneres.

“Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I am ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,'” he added.

Aside from Zaya, Wade is also a father of 18-year old Zaire and 6-year old Xavier from his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches.

He also has a daughter named Kaavia with current-wife Union.