Last Updated on October 3, 2023 by SPN Editor
Popular NBA Champion Dwyane Wade’s daughter Zaya officially got her gender and name changed. This is mainly the support of her father, Dwyane Wade’s support.
Dwyane wants to demonstrate his unwavering love and support for his daughter Zaya when she came out as transgender. He has remarked that he thinks it is his duty as a parent to encourage and assist his kids in becoming the best versions of themselves. Wade claimed that his daughter Zaya is “guiding us” and that he and his wife Gabrielle Union are just following her lead in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Wade has also spoken out against the prejudice and bullying that transgender people experience, using his platform to spread understanding and acceptance. He has stated that he wants to support the transgender community and contribute to the development of a society in which no one has to worry about facing prejudice or physical harm while living their lives.
Even Gabrielle Union has demonstrated her willingness to defy gender stereotypes and embrace diversity by publicly endorsing Dwyane Wade’s daughter Zaya. He has served as an inspiration to other parents who might be finding it difficult to accept the gender identities of their own children by urging them to support their kids, regardless of their gender identification.
While many people have complimented Dwyane Wade for his outspoken support of Zaya, others have criticized him and his wife Gabrielle Union for their parenting decisions. Particularly, there have been rumors that Siohvaughn Funches, Wade’s ex-wife, is dissatisfied with the way they are raising Zaya.
Funches also accused Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union of attempting to “push” Zaya to transition, and that they are subjecting her to adult circumstances that she is not ready for. Funches has also blasted Wade for discussing Zaya’s gender identity in public, saying that the family’s doctor should handle that privately.
Wade and Union have steadfastly defended Zaya in the face of these criticisms. They have made it clear that they are merely following their daughter’s lead and acting in her best interests. Also, they have emphasized the value of enabling kids to express themselves and be who they truly are.
Gabrielle Union discussed the criticism they’ve received in an interview with People magazine, saying “As parents, we lead with love. We lead with compassion. We lead with understanding.” She also underlined that although they are devoted to learning and developing as parents, they are not “experts” on parenting a transgender child.
It is obvious that Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are doing it in Zaya’s best interests. They have utilized their platform to spread awareness of the challenges that transgender people experience. The open support of Dwyane Wade’s daughter has sent a strong message of inclusiveness and acceptance.
Zaya, Dwyane Wade’s daughter, eventually succeeded in changing her gender and name request. Zaya is now officially, Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade.