Dwyane Wade’s Candid Talk About Supporting His 12-Year-Old’s Gender Identity

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Published on February 11, 2020

Dwyane Wade candidly chatted with Ellen about embracing his 12-year-old’s gender identity, and how he and his wife Gabrielle Union made it a priority to educate themselves about the LGBTQ+ community to give Zaya the opportunity to be her best self. The NBA star also opened up about the passing of his friend Kobe Bryant.

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20 comments

  • ‘Juan Niko ‘ 8 months ago

    Holy shit just please do not give this kid estrogen or any other chemical if they want to be a girl that’s fine just don’t do anything too permanent

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  • AMERICA FIRST 8 months ago

    Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.

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  • MANUEL ESTRADA 8 months ago

    Great parent support!!!
    Respect!!!

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  • Khalil Brim 8 months ago

    Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this

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  • Naomie J 8 months ago

    I’m surprised the comments are on.

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  • joan kearns 8 months ago

    Good parents!

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  • Tiffany Zaman 8 months ago

    amazing ?

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  • Ashleyjusto29 8 months ago

    Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can ??

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  • Makeda Phillips 8 months ago

    This is so beautiful. Let me tell y’all a lot of black people have a lot of homophobia and transphobia because we’ve already been fighting so hard for our humanity in terms of race, so to add queerness on top of that seems impossible. But we must understand we don’t have to be just like our oppressors to be successful. Thank you, Dwayne. You’re doing so much good.

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  • Lil Nip 8 months ago

    I don’t think I could support my child for being gay at that age smh I guess I don’t need to be having children anytime soon if I feel this way

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  • just me 8 months ago

    To see a black family support and love and understand and listen to her is beautiful and many black families need to take note and support their kids and not create a stigma around important social issues and need to watch how they talk about social issues around their kids because they never know what their children are going through

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  • Pauline Bhalai 8 months ago

    DWad3 was always my favorite player not because he was great but because of the respect he as for himself and others!

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  • Rianne Winter 8 months ago

    This is probably the most mature way I’ve seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!

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  • Wolvez Lionz 8 months ago

    SUPPORT YOUR CHILD NOT TEAR THEM DOWN// NO MATTER WHAT THE WORLD IS CRUEL ENOUGH

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  • Miaya 8 months ago

    I love this ??❤️❤️❤️

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  • j m 8 months ago

    Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.

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  • Gwen30 8 months ago

    Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.

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  • Daysha Moore 8 months ago

    I’m am completely shook his love and support is unreal.

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  • opzz xsin 8 months ago

    My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.

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  • Joy Blue 8 months ago

    You know when a man loves his woman or a woman loves her man, s/he never stops talking about him/her, even when the subject is not necessarily about him/her. Dwayne truly loves his wife

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