Dwyane Wade’s 12 Yr Old Son Zion Wade Transitioning To Female – From Zion To Zaya Wade! (Spills Heart To Ellen DeGeneres)
Dwayne Wade has received a lot of backlash for supporting his 12 years old son’s desires. But he always put a stop to every mean comment and shared how he educated himself in learning more about what Zion was feeling and what he wanted to become.
And his current wife, actress Gabrielle Union, is also very supportive of Zion’s choices.
His son, Zion, 12, made the decision to identify as female and now goes by the name Zaya. And the 38 year old basketball player shared during the interview how he and Gabrielle Union had to educate themselves on the LGBTQ community and revealed that they are “proud parents and allies.”
Dwyane, who shares Zaya with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.
Dwyane shared with Ellen: |First of all, me and my wife Gabrielle, we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we are proud allies as well… Once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home… first, Zion. I don’t know if everyone knows, originally named Zion. Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, “Hey, so I want to talk to you guys…
And continued: ‘”I think going forward, I’m ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as she and her. I’d love for you guys to call me Zaya”‘.
Dwayned continued: “We take our roles and responsibilities as parents very seriously. So when our child comes home with a question… Our child comes home with an issue, our child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information we can, to give the best feedback we can… And that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”