Dwyane Wade’s Son Identifies As Female, Changes Name to Zaya

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NBA star Dwyane Wade has been very transparent about his son Zion and his sexuality.

During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wade reveals that Zion identifies as female and now goes by the name Zaya.

He says:

“Me and my wife, Gabrielle Union, we are proud. When I say proud, we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re proud allies as well. We take our roles and our responsibilities as parents very seriously. So when our child comes home with a question, when our child comes with an issue, when our child comes with anything, 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. That doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”