As many of you know, Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union are raising a 12 year old (son initially born Zion) who will be transitioning into a female, and he would like to be called Zaya.
Dwayne Wade just appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show this morning, and he spoke openly about his son, and the process their family is going through to make sure Zaya does not feel abandoned or shamed while she transitions.
Dwayne talked about how his family had to first educate themselves about the LGBTQ+ community, and says they are not only “proud parents” but also allies of the community.
‘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… 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”‘.~Dwayne Wade
Check out the interview on Ellen, and let’s talk about your thoughts. Would you let your 12 year old transition to the opposite sex if they were feeling out of place in their own body?