Dwyane Wade 'Struggled' About Going Public With Daughter's Gender Identity Story

Dwyane Wade 'Struggled' About Going Public With Daughter's Gender Identity Story

2/18/2020

Dwyane Wade 'Struggled' About Going Public With Daughter's Gender Identity Story

Dwyane Wade admits the decision to go public with his 12-year-old child's gender identity story wasn't easy -- the family 'struggled' -- but they ultimately decided it was the right thing to do.

@GMA "I think going forward I am ready to live my truth," Zaya told the Wades ... adding,"I want to be referenced as 'she' and 'her.' I would love for you guys to call me Zaya." Wade says the family spent a bunch of time researching and talking to people to try to understand what Zaya was going through -- and it made the family stronger in the long run. And with Dwyane working with ESPN on a documentary about his own life, Wade knew he would have to decide whether to include Zaya's gender identity story in the flick ... and it wasn't an easy decision! "I struggled on how much I wanted to talk about in the doc," Dwyane said ..."I actually didn't talk about it a lot. But I knew if I put it in the doc at all, it would be a big conversation." "Yes, we understand that our daughter's 12 years old. We struggled with what people would say about a 12-year-old making a decision about her life, but we also know our child." "So we sit back and we say. 'You know what? As parents it's our job to sit back and figure out and find the information that we can. And we've sat down together as a family. We've reached out to as many people as we can. We've researched as many things as we can to try to help not only our family but other people in this journey and along the way." Read more: TMZ

This shouldn't be a struggle. Simple. It's a private family matter. Son's gender identity. There I fixed the title for you... Just because claims to feel like a girl that doesn’t make you one. DNA says who you are Dwayne wade need 2 stick 2 basketball. What 11y/0.know who or what they are? We dont even care, wish he struggled with fixing the dunk contest though

It’s a little weird they are going on a big press tour outing his daughter. This just some dumb shit.... What’s the reason in going public? That’s his child. The public is irrelevant not our business at all. Child abuse.

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Obviously he didn’t struggle that long. In the video mans said, “Zaya came home TODAY....” They didn't need to go public. It was a family matter and it's should've stayed that way. TMZ just keeps giving them the attention they so crave. Plenty of trans kids in the world, stop focusing on this family who keep bringing it up to keep their names in the media.

Child abuse throw him under the jail or give him the chair ...guardssss!!!! Who cares!!!!!! What Daughter? I have four girls and never would I have let any of them be confused as to what they are naturally born as. MFs these days be like “Oh, let’s change this shit!” Why no support was like this for Ms. Dolezal?

I think he should have kept that private Why does he need to go public with it. That’s her choice if she wants to do it or not. No he is still struggling to live in his TRUTH ‼️ My advise to my kid - when you turn 21.....do as you wish. I’m just glad we weren’t crazy while I was growing up; I was a tomboy deluxe. It was a phrase, I wasn’t gay or transgender - I just liked being outside over domestic chores. This 12 yr old doesn’t know who he/she is yet.

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A parent shouldn't lead a child down a path of destruction SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN TO MAGIC ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE WITH HIS 'SON'... I know I wasn't the best student in biology but I know if a person has a penis they can't be a daughter. Wait until his son turns 21 and he decides to be a male again It’s 2020 do whateva jewanna do. Remember when ppl used say “it’s the 90’s man nobody cares about this stuff anymore”. Now we really don’t care. Good for her

oooops 😅😅 to late now 'Daughter' 🙄 So why go public it’s nobody’s business but his Wade simply is trying 'too hard' to publicly validate his biological son's status. People understand the fact that Wade loves him unconditionally as any parent should - so let's move on. Abuse

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Dear God, call him Princess Buttercup and hold tea parties for all anybody cares. Just stop reporting on Dywane Wade’s least interesting kid. he should just keep his son's business away from social media like wtf You spelled 'son' wrong. It’s his son TELL HANDLERS !!! THE REAL GODS NOT UNDER OATH IS COMING !!!! YOUR TARGETING OUR CHILDREN OK!!!!! THE OCTOPUS WILL SPREAD THAT INK !!

I can imagine. That's tough for any parent to face but it takes alot of love and alot of growth as a person to support your child. Son** So what! Love you’re children unconditionally. They will always be your baby! Son! 👿

Van Jones Says Dwyane Wade Was Courageous for Supporting ZayaVan Jones supports Dwyane Wade's decision to support Zaya. He’s not courageous. He’s just a great dad. I get him. But is it courageous or is it being a parent? I give Wade all the credit for being there & supporting and accepting. But this is what every parent should do when their child comes to them with their truth. It’s 2020 if u dnt see it’s not a choice by now UR THE PROBLEM He look like 2pac

He's made up. Let's get it over with, bro! Dude dude dude dude dude dude dude Is a he fool his son* You mean with his son’s gender identity story* That's his kid he can do what he wants to... WTF is up with that damn dunk contest tho?!? Bruh! 😩 Isn’t it his son’s gender identity story? Then why go public, another publicly grab for him and the wife

This dude is a lil off Wade couldn’t have struggled very hard. Exploiting his 12 yr old daughter regarding her gender impairment is abusive.

Van Jones Says Dwyane Wade Was Courageous for Supporting ZayaVan Jones supports Dwyane Wade's decision to support Zaya. He’s not courageous. He’s just a great dad. I get him. But is it courageous or is it being a parent? I give Wade all the credit for being there & supporting and accepting. But this is what every parent should do when their child comes to them with their truth. It’s 2020 if u dnt see it’s not a choice by now UR THE PROBLEM He look like 2pac

DWade wanted publicity before the All-Star break What daughter 🥴 There’s is no guy in this world, whom dresses, or acts like females is sexy! Hand down no debates born ready 💯 females are the sexiest being on this earth!!! Why are dudes trying to ruin a good thing! Maybe he should leave his mansion, go to a black community, and ask what they think about this bullshit! LOL

Who gives a $%$%$ Wow Should have told that lil nigga NO Praying for u and ur family DwyaneWade much love It's very supportive of him and I commend him for it. Good parenting. The world can be cruel enough on our kids 😒Why make matters worse by not accepting your kid? It’s cause she’s a he 🤦🏽‍♂️🙄

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😘 TMZ has been credited for delivering garbage news! Assimilation Well is “daughter” is his son... he was born with a dingaling... and whether he puts on women’s clothes, changes his name or cuts his dingaling off... he will always be a male. No man can wear the badge of being a woman unless he can bleed in pain once per month and suffer

He doesn't have a daughter love who u want, bang who u want, dress anyway u want..but don’t tell me the boy with the mental disorder playing trendy role playing games is a female of the species.. he’s a gay effeminate cross dressing male, enjoy your life kid anyway u want but u don’t get female privileges

Then...don't go public with it? It's really not by force to let us know everything happening in your house Really like he’s the only parent going through this. Enough of this bag already. Happens everywhere His mama named him Zion, imma call em Zion Yea right. This dude love his son being like this. They love the attention

Like people are really going to believe this crap. What is going on with these celebrities and their children, it's as if they need to humiliate themselves for someone else kicks to pay for the fame this becoming a damn trend wow! Bro, you didn’t have to go public with that information. People just need to know how to respect your privacy. Period.

Son** What's the benefit or purpose in going public with a private family matter if it's not to somehow benefit from it? This wasn't a 'struggle', this is a plan. Guess they can struggle now on deciding about writing a book or not. Wade gives this a 9 Another post about someone’s life which isn’t any of ours. Have a good day.

Cap Son** I can almost swear that isn't the way his name is spelt. I may be wrong but I know I'm right

This is disturbing on so many levels. How would a 12 year old boy have a truth of wanting to be a girl. Ffs he should be playing 2k and riding bikes not shuffling the internet and getting confused about rubbish ! Why go public with it anyway? Dumb. Parenting Goals❣️❣️ HE is still a BOY this BS is getting worse everyday. A 12 year old still isn’t old enough to make these decisions. These kids need counseling, not a gender change.

Good tell the truth Mr. Wade. This had to be insanely uncomfortable. Hey... y’retired stop bein in the news s’much Saying one thing....thinking another? You let us know.....take your time....it ain't that important, you told us , we didn't ask. Need to get Gabby's permission, right. WNBA is still in play...

This is disgusting 9 Well I think he should wait until he’s older before talking about he’s and girl his mind is still a kid and at that age I don’t think he know I say who cares .. Lol what a freak CourtneeHendrix No he didn’t he been everywhere since and promoting his documentary. He wanted the publicity bc he ain’t have to tell us his family business

I think it’s only time for acceptance of all **son’s It's about being Who You Are. It's controversial but also empowering.

man i wish he stfu lol Not a daughter. It’s a male. Son. Full video Nobody asked and nobody cares He is still a male no matter what anyone says To deal with it personally and then publicly must be awful difficult. It's because he knows deep down calling a boy his daughter is wrong He's not a girl he's a boy with boy part we're losing a lot of all black Brothers I feel so sorry for the young generations won't be no real man left sad

A 12 year old does not have the mental capacity to determine transgender. She was misled or brainwashed into it I’d beat my kids ass if they decided this! Why is it anybody’s business but their own people shouldn’t have to advertise or announce what they once was and are now that business is between their self their god and their families not the worlds if your a decent soul of a human being that is what matters ❤️🙏🏻

LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder Son's gender identity there I fixed it for you

He should've handled that within their household. Who cares what their family decisions are? He did this for himself so he can stay relevant and receive adulation from those who agree with him. Preteens should be focus on school and becoming good humans not adult issues. His sinful suffering is just the tip.

This is absurd. Not a women! Just gay... What happened to just being gay? Your son is gay. Your son is not a daughter.. He doesn't have a daughter. Right that demon is loving his more fame attention for promoting black kids homosexual agenda initiated by his white Hollywood slave masters. They’re trying to get us while we’re young, vulnerable, and easily influenced by societal pressures. Help Lord

His kid is 12 - 12 he/she don’t know what they want at 12 - hell I wanted to be Batman at that age....bad example I still wanna be Batman 😂 We Don’t Care , He The One Exploiting His SON For His Personal Enjoyment . If He Wants To Be A Terrible Father && A Disgrace To The Black Community. I Guess Being Rich Made Him Forget The Struggles The Black Man Already Has In AmeriKKKa.

Id smack em long side head and say smarten up. If you want be trans. Be a transformer Why are we still talking about this? He’s A Boy DAMON!!!!!

This is not my cup of tea to each his own and may God bless them all. Because looking from the outside. I can only imagine how difficult this can be psychologically and everything else that comes with it. BKB29 Right he’s a boy lol Dwayne Wade,letting 12yr old son 'pretend' he is your daughter,is not the answer. You are hurting your child,to let him live in transgender fantasy land. LGBT is destroying this country by brainwashing children,through school teachers & comic book heroes,to try gay sex. Help

Stop saying daughter you’re just feeding the psychosis It’s sad how he & “Gabby” are exploiting that little boy. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Hes a boy that's gay NOT A GIRL Son He is a dead beat just wanting attention, same with his wife Gabriella. TMZ please get better newsworthy articles.

You meant super gay son. That’s it. No big deal. He’s a super gay boy. But he IS a boy. Son* Well first he is a boy. No changes physically has been made. I'm against it due to the fact his 12 yr old son doesn't have the maturity to to make such an important life changing decision & the repercussions that comes along with it

He DOESN'T HAVE A DAUGHTER!!!!!! What’s the BIRTH mother thoughts on this? The son got a sex change? What was the struggle? That kids deserved to be a kid... exposing sexuality of any kind at that age is far too early... Any adult or parent should know that .. but to each his/her own Son's* I’ll give it a 9

A proud dad I'll take him to grand pops/moms place for reorientation! What nonsense!! Son* HOW THE FUCK A THREE YEARS OLD KID KNOWS THAT HE WANTS TO CHANGE GENDER I’m sorry I still can’t get around this idea, I just can’t understand why are kids now so so disoriented? Why are they born “ uncomfortable in their skins” ? This is something a person all grown up and mentally in capacity should face!

So stupid. Be a parent if the kid is still suffering from gender disphoria at 18 let him live “his truth”. He just wanted to stay relevant....gtfoh🤔 YOUR SON I know I know....'if I can help just one person' blah blah blah. Just because they are athletes or celebrities doesn't mean we should care or, that they have any and all answers to the vast array of questions which are asked in life

Yeah he could of kept that to himself We need to be past this. It’s 2020! Let people live and mind your own business. As long as they are law abiding great human beings nothing else matters! yeah, it's tough for sure...it's bio and parents need to wrap their heads around this and then support their child..it wasn't a choice in the beginning.. it's the person who is not understood or supported is hardest on them.

This is absolute insanity. 👎🏼👎🏼 Daughter 🤦🏻‍♂️ Man u already calls ur son by a girls name now its not time to be shy I focus on the reality of situations regardless of what my feelings tell me. Well it’s certainly a process for any parent. Years ago, if ur son loved traditional girls things and clothes, preferred hanging with girls, he would be considered Gay! Or vise versa Lesbian. Now there’s So many identity titles. Give the parents the minute they Need!

By daughter does he mean the son that doesn't identify as a boy, but really is a boy

Great job by DwyaneWade & itsgabrielleu 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This is how you support ur kids.



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