The former NBA star has been a staunch supporter of his daughter, who is due to come out in February 2020. One of his biggest concerns was gun violence and transphobia, he added.
Dwyane Wade Congratulates Daughter Zaya, Who Identifies As Transgender!! Also Discloses Her Safety Concerns!
As lucky as it is for my daughter to have parents who can support her, I am still worried every time she leaves home,” the 40-year-old former NBA star, Wade, remarked to CNN at the TIME100 summit on Monday, June 7 of his 15-year-old daughter. Not only because of the prevalence of gun violence but also because of how others perceive women in our society.”
He also spoke out against anti-trans political problems and challenged legislators to follow in the footsteps of his daughter, who is transgender, for one day. Zaya revealed her gender identification during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2020 “Prior to anything else, my partner Gabrielle Union and I are overjoyed parents of an LGBTQ+ child. We’re allies, too, and proud of it.
In our family, we take our parental responsibilities very seriously. ” It is our responsibility as parents to “listen” to our children and “provid[e] them with the utmost knowledge and feedback we can,” he stated. Since sexuality is already a part of the equation, this will not alter.”
The second child of JoLinda and Dwyane Wade Sr. in Chicago, Wade was born on Jan. 17 of this year. In Wade’s opinion, his grandmother is to be commended for the unusual spelling of his and his father’s names. Dwyane and his older sister Tragil were already in JoLinda’s family when she married Wade’s father. Wade’s parents divorced when he was just four months old, and he has never been happier. Wade insisted that his childhood on Chicago’s South Side was difficult.
Following the breakup of his parents, JoLinda was awarded custody of his two children. Drug addict JoLinda was both incarcerated and out of prison at the same time. By pretending they had gone to the movies together at the age of eight, Tragil enchanted her younger brother and brought him back to live with his parents. In the two years following his father’s relocation to Robbins, Illinois, Wade was unable to see his mother on a regular basis.
Basketball and football kept Wade away from the bad influences of gangs and drugs. Wade credited Tragil as the guy who most influenced his ability to play in the correct direction. Wade was a lifelong fan of Michael Jordan, and he developed his game in the mold of Jordan’s. On October 14, 2001, Wade’s basketball career took off, allowing JoLinda to make a major shift in her life. Since 2003, she claims, she hasn’t taken any drugs.
In 2004, Wade was a member of the American national team. Wade averaged 19.3 points per game for the team at the FIBA World Championships in Japan. The US national team presented a bronze medal as its prize. From 2006 through 2008, Wade represented the United States at the international level. Along with James Anthony and James Anthony, he was also a co-captain of the 2006 team.
After defeating Spain in 2006, the World Champion, the United States went undefeated and won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Wade led the team in scoring with 27 points in just 27 minutes on 75 percent shooting from the field. He also had four steals, two assists, and two rebounds to go along with his impressive stat line. With 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, and 2.3 steal in 18 minutes on 67 percent shooting from the field in the year 2000, Wade was instrumental in leading the United States to a gold medal at the Olympics for the first time.