[서울=RNX뉴스] 박진우 기자 = Dwyane Wade Opens up About Supporting Transgender Daughter.
Dwyane Wade recently appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and spoke about his 12-year-old daughter, Zaya.
During the interview, Wade described the moment Zaya, formerly Zion, decided she wanted to live her “truth.”
"Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, 'Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I am ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as 'she' and 'her.' I would love for you guys to call me Zaya.’" Dwyane Wade, on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
The 38-year-old retired NBA All-Star said it was his “job” as a parent to support his child no matter what, even if it involves “sexuality.”
"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." Dwyane Wade, on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
He said that he and his wife, Gabrielle Union, have sought help from the ‘Pose’ cast in order to learn about the LGBTQ community.
"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." Dwyane Wade, on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Union also shared a message of support for her daughter, posting a clip of Wade and Zaya to Twitter.
"Meet Zaya. She's compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It’s Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people." Gabrielle Union, via Twitter