Dwyane Wade opens up about his child Zaya’s gender identity journey

Dwyane Wade opens up about his child Zaya’s gender identity journey


-First of all, me and my wife — my wife, Gabrielle Union — we are proud — when I say “proud,” we are proud — parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community. And we’re proud allies, as well. We take our roles and our responsibility as parents very seriously. 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. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ When I respond to things socially, I’m not responding because you hurt my feelings. I’m not responding because — that I even care enough of what you’re saying. Because, as we say in the hood, it’s “ignant.” Why I’m responding is because I understand my platform. I understand that I’m speaking for a lot of people that don’t have the same voice that I have, right, as a father. All these people that’s out there saying those things, look at yourself, understand that you the one that got the issues, you the one got the problem. It’s not the kids. It’s not the ones who decide that you decide that, yeah, they born a certain way and you say they got to be that way. It’s not — That’s not life, man. I watched my son from day one become into who she now eventually has come into. You know what I’m saying? And for me, it’s all about nothing changes with my love. Nothing changes of my responsibilities.

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