Dwyane Wade is scared for his trans-daughter Zaya Wade as he spoke about getting scared any moment she leaves the house. Does Wade think someone might harm her? I believe she’s very safe considering Wade unlike a lot of transgender parents have the means to keep her safe.
TJB has more;
While chatting during a recent interview about lawmakers passing discriminatory anti-transgender sports bans across the U.S. Dwyane Wade called the legislation a joke and challenged the lawmakers to live a day as his daughter, Zaya Wade. The 3-time NBA champion went on to say,
“As blessed as it is for my daughter to have parents who can support her, I’m still afraid every moment she leaves the house. And not just because of gun violence, but because of the way people perceive her in this world.”
“It doesn’t make sense to me. It’s like everything that like we’re in this stage in this world right now where we’re learning information on social media. We can find everything we want to know about life; Our kids can go find all these things. but then it’s like ‘Hey don’t talk about this in school. Don’t do this in school.’ Why are we not talking about it? Why are we not educating our kids? Why are we not educating ourselves instead of trying to close the book on it?”
“You can’t close the book on what somebody want and how they feel. We’re not going to close the book on anyone being gay, bisexual, transgender… We can’t close the book on that.”
One of the issues with this is Wade and Gabrielle Union decided to make Zaya the face of transgender teens. They didn’t have to do that, Zaya is still a child, they could have let her be free without putting everything out publicly, so they are to blame for any reservations they have now about her being so high profile.
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