Dwayne Wade has came out and announced that his 12-year-old daughter is a transgender. I don’t really have a whole lot of words here. I was playing with G.I. Joe’s and Transformers at 12, and only thought looking at girls from a distance so I wouldn’t get caught was the norm. What has happened to the America we grew up in?
Wade on the Ellen Show yesterday opened up about raising his daughter as a transgender.
“Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union…we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud allies as well,” he told host Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday’s “Ellen.” “We take our roles and responsibility as parents very seriously.”
The former NBA Star would open up more about his transgender daughter below.
“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,'” Wade recalled.
“When our child comes home with a question, when our child comes home with an issue, when our child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information that we can, the best feedback that we can. And that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”
Wade said he and Union also reached out to the cast of “Pose” to educate themselves on the LGBTQ+ community.
“Now it’s our job to, one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have,” Wade said. “We’re just trying to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self.”
What are everyone’s thoughts on this?