The Wade family has shown a great amount of love, support and respect for Zaya Wade, who has decided on name and pronoun changes in front of the whole world. Zaya’s older brother, Zaire Wade, has a sweet message as she takes on this new journey.

While the world has this family under a microscope. they continue to publicly support one another. Zaire says nothing will change between him and Zaya, despite what people have to say about her.

“We did everything together…we fought, we played, we laughed and we cried. But the one thing we never did was leave each other behind,” Zaire said. “I don’t care what they think Z, you are my best friend and I love you kid.”

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are showing great support for Zaya’s courageous decision, and look forward to comforting Zaya in her transition. The Wade family is made up of Zaire, baby Khavia, and now Zaya, and they have become the poster family for acceptance of children in the LGBTQ+ community.


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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ #DwyaneWade and #GabrielleUnion have been great examples of parents that have been embracing their children for who they truly are and showing them love and support both privately and publicly. Recently, Dwyane Wade made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he talked about his 12-year-old coming out to him and Gabrielle. _____________________________________ He recalled the moment his 12-year-old made the decision to go by the name Zaya and to be referred to by she/her pronouns. He said, “So once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home and said, ‘Hey, I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I’m 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 also shared how proud he and Gabrielle are. He continued, “Me and my wife Gabrielle Union are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we are proud allies as well. We take our roles and our responsibility as parents very seriously. So when—read more at

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