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Dwyane Wade, Cynthia Nixon and More Celebrity Parents Supporting Their LGBTQ Kids


Courtesy of Gabrielle Union-Wade/Instagram; Courtesy of Marcia Gay Harden/Instagram; Courtesy of Dean McDermott/Instagram; Courtesy of Cynthia Nixon/Instagram Parents with pride! Dwyane Wade , Khary Payton and more celebrities have opened up about their LGBTQ kids’ journeys.

The professional basketball player revealed in February 2020 how his daughter Zaya came out as transgender , noting that he takes his “roles and responsibilities” as her father “very seriously.”

The athlete said during an Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance at the time that his preteen was “born as a boy” and “originally named Zion,” but she sat down with Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union , to share her story.

“[She] said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward, I’m ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as she and her. I would love for you guys to call me Zaya,’” the A Father First author recalled. “Now it’s our job to one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have.”

Wade said that he and the actress later contacted the cast of FX’s Pose , which made TV history with the largest cast of transgender actors.

The Chicago native explained to […]

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