Dwyane Wade on How He and Gabrielle Union Handled Their Child Coming Out as Transgender

The former NBA All-Star also talks about the loss of Kobe Bryant and why his death has impacted players and people across generations.

11.2.2020

Wade says Union reached out to the stars of Pose for guidance, to try to give their child “the best opportunity to be her best self” (via toofab)

The former NBA All-Star also talks about the loss of Kobe Bryant and why his death has impacted players and people across generations.

View Story Further, Zion asked if they could call her Zaya from that point forward. "So 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," Dwyane told Ellen. "And that doesn't change because sexuality is now involved in it." When Zaya was brave enough to come forward and tell her parents her preferred name and gender designations, Dwyane said, "Now it's our job to one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have." This is an incredible response from a parent when faced with something unknown like this. While many parents would jump to judgement or react based on their preconceived understandings of exactly what is going on, Dwyane and Gabrielle acknowledged that their knowledge was lacking in this area. And so, in order to best support Zaya at this pivotal point in her young life, they owned up to where they were lacking and took assertive action to fix the situation by simply educating themselves. View Story "My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of 'Pose,'" Dwyane shared. "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." Further, Dwyane sees this as a huge stepping stone for Zaya. As Ellen pointed out, with both of her parents being public figures, Zaya is going to have to go through this whole experience in the public eye. Dwyane sees it as Zaya being a leader for the LGBTQ+ community. "You are a leader and this is an opportunity to allow you to be a voice," Dwyane told Zaya, adding for Ellen. "Right now it's through us because she's 12 years old, but eventually it will be through her." View Story Dwyane Wade also took a few moments to pay tribute to his friend and colleague of many years, Kobe Bryant. The two squared off many times on the court as opponents, but also rose to victory as teammates in the 2008 Olympics. Dwyane credits those games with helping Kobe transition from a great basketball player into an ambassador for sports. "He was the first superstar that really embraced different generations," Dwyane said. "And I think from 2008 on, from the Olympics on, he really put his arms around us as competitors and the rest of the world, you saw him be much more involved in so many different sports." He talked about his involvement as a coach for his daughter Gianna, who also tragically died in the same helicopter crash that killed Kobe and seven other people. "He started being a person that everybody could call and reach out to and say, 'Hey Kobe, I have a question," Dwyane said. "I'm going to miss that example, not only just my friend, but that example that he was setting not only for me but so many others." Got a story or a tip for us? Email TooFab editors at Read more: TMZ

TooFab When is TMZ breaking Amber's audio? YOu guys were so quick to slander JohnnyDepp, I can't understand why you can't say that you were wrong and show the audios where Amber admits she's an abuser! JusticeForJohnnyDepp TooFab TooFab That’s what great parenting looks like 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 TooFab There are no transgender children. Only abusive adults that seek to confuse them about their gender.

Dwyane Wade On the Proud Moment His Daughter Come Out As TransgenderWhen Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old daughter came out as transgender, the retired athlete proudly told her, You are our leader and this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice. Its so trendy now 🙄😂. Soon everyone will be a different gender, of the 478 of them there are to choose from 🙄🙄🤡🤡 YES!!! TransIsBeautiful Amazing examples as parents and their acceptance to support their child no matter what!

Dwyane Wade Opened Up About the Heartwarming Moment His Child Came Out as Zaya“I want to be referenced as she and her. I would love for you guys to call me Zaya.” This is parenting at its very best. The GOAT doing GOAT things

Dwyane Wade: How My Daughter Zaya, 12, Came Out as TransgenderDwyane Wade opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his 12-year-old daughter, Zaya, coming out as transgender to him and Gabrielle Union — watch Please correct the article. Zaire is his son.

Dwyane Wade Wants to Give His 12-Year-Old Child Zaya ‘the Best Opportunity to Be Her Best Self'Dwyane Wade recalled his 12-year-old saying, ''Hey, I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I'm ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as she and her, I would love for you guys to call me Zaya'' Really, I thought most parents wanted less for their kids... enlightened That is what every parent wants. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Dwyane Wade: How My Daughter Zaya, 12, Came Out as TransgenderDwyane Wade opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his 12-year-old daughter, Zaya, coming out as transgender to him and Gabrielle Union — watch Please correct the article. Zaire is his son.

De’Andre Arnold on First Red Carpet: the ‘Kid With Dreads Is at the Oscars’De’Andre Arnold, the Texas high school student who was suspended for wearing dreadlocks, attended the Oscars with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, who produced “Hair Love.” He spoke to Jonesieman about the experience:



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