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.
Gender nonconforming children deserve to be heard, loved, and supported in their authenticity. @DwyaneWade + @itsgabrielleu continue to demonstrate phenomenal parenting with their love for Zaya! https://t.co/2OCsKPWN5m
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) February 11, 2020
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.