Dwyane Wade’s Candid Talk About Supporting His 12-Year-Old's Gender Identity

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    Muddati: 04:22

    Dwyane Wade candidly chatted with Ellen about embracing his 12-year-old's gender identity, and how he and his wife Gabrielle Union made it a priority to educate themselves about the LGBTQ+ community to give Zaya the opportunity to be her best self. The NBA star also opened up about the passing of his friend Kobe Bryant.
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Lilllice
Lilllice

It absolutely baffles me that this guy is out here loving his child and supporting her, and that people feel the need to criticize him for that. Shame on all of you. I can only hope that you all see how wrong you've been in the future and feel remorse for the hatred you have spread over something you do not understand. Thanks for having him on, Ellen.

24 kun oldin
Manik Kreator
Manik Kreator

I respect this man so much.

Oy oldin
carla cody
carla cody

I love this... makes me reminded to step up the same way even higher than I already think I do... love this fam! My kid is an only child, would love Zaya to be my son's cousin, someone he can look up too; she's a leader.... Zaya is confident and strong and most of all loved... what more can a parent ask for... kudos ya'll!

Oy oldin
LOSTNOTFOUND
LOSTNOTFOUND

To the people making all these hateful reaction videos to this, what is it that makes you so upset about how someone is living THEIR life? Are you that insecure in your image of yourself and how things should be according to you? All LOVE to d wade and the whole wade FAMILY ❤️ one love, one life

Oy oldin
Over It
Over It

She she she she she she she she

Oy oldin
Jbsayzwhat
Jbsayzwhat

I respect him for being a super suportive of what his child tells him

Oy oldin
Chester Wilson Jr.
Chester Wilson Jr.

salute to Dwayne Wade 12 year old child for deciding to be their self I'm happy

Oy oldin
Zakiya Wiltz
Zakiya Wiltz

So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️

Oy oldin
Stephanie Castillo
Stephanie Castillo

He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻

Oy oldin
Angel Perez
Angel Perez

bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire

Oy oldin
YOBOYSTOLEYOGIRL
YOBOYSTOLEYOGIRL

It doesn't matter about the gender of your child is its still your child and you shouldn't be down that your child isn't what you thought it might be just know as long as your taking care of your child and there being happy you will be to idk wtf I just said all I'm tryna say is treat everyone the same way no matter there gender or anything and treat them with respect

Oy oldin
Lehlohonolo Tsolo
Lehlohonolo Tsolo

Wow

Oy oldin
seeni gzty
seeni gzty

💗

Oy oldin
Austin Rodriguez
Austin Rodriguez

Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

Oy oldin
Joy Blue
Joy Blue

You know when a man loves his woman or a woman loves her man, s/he never stops talking about him/her, even when the subject is not necessarily about him/her. Dwayne truly loves his wife

Oy oldin
opzz xsin
opzz xsin

My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.

Oy oldin
Daysha Moore
Daysha Moore

I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.

Oy oldin
Gwen30
Gwen30

Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.

Oy oldin
j m
j m

Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.

Oy oldin
Miaya
Miaya

I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

Oy oldin
Hammer63
Hammer63

Everyone is forgetting that the number one job of a parent is to LOVE and CARE for your CHILD! End of story!

Oy oldin
Wolvez Lionz
Wolvez Lionz

SUPPORT YOUR CHILD NOT TEAR THEM DOWN// NO MATTER WHAT THE WORLD IS CRUEL ENOUGH

Oy oldin
Marina Desiree
Marina Desiree

This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!

Oy oldin
Pauline Bhalai
Pauline Bhalai

DWad3 was always my favorite player not because he was great but because of the respect he as for himself and others!

Oy oldin
just me
just me

To see a black family support and love and understand and listen to her is beautiful and many black families need to take note and support their kids and not create a stigma around important social issues and need to watch how they talk about social issues around their kids because they never know what their children are going through

Oy oldin
Lil Nip
Lil Nip

I don’t think I could support my child for being gay at that age smh I guess I don’t need to be having children anytime soon if I feel this way

Oy oldin
Makeda Phillips
Makeda Phillips

This is so beautiful. Let me tell y'all a lot of black people have a lot of homophobia and transphobia because we've already been fighting so hard for our humanity in terms of race, so to add queerness on top of that seems impossible. But we must understand we don't have to be just like our oppressors to be successful. Thank you, Dwayne. You're doing so much good.

Oy oldin
Ashleyjusto29
Ashleyjusto29

Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼

Oy oldin
Tiffany Zaman
Tiffany Zaman

amazing 😭

Oy oldin
joan kearns
joan kearns

Good parents!

Oy oldin
Naomie J
Naomie J

I’m surprised the comments are on.

Oy oldin
Khalil Brim
Khalil Brim

Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this

Oy oldin
MANUEL ESTRADA
MANUEL ESTRADA

Great parent support!!! Respect!!!

Oy oldin
AMERICA FIRST
AMERICA FIRST

Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.

Oy oldin
Dream dean dream ‘
Dream dean dream ‘

Holy shit just please do not give this kid estrogen or any other chemical if they want to be a girl that’s fine just don’t do anything too permanent

Oy oldin
Stream Lottery, You Hoes
Stream Lottery, You Hoes

Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘

Oy oldin
Carmel Latte
Carmel Latte

Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽

Oy oldin
chosen elite76
chosen elite76

Is it ok for me to disagree?

Oy oldin
Brady80
Brady80

Wade youre an idiot this child is far too young to decide something like this. Most children who consider themselves trans at a young age (as low as 5-20 percent) just wind up being discovering that they were just gay. However, its typically not until AFTER "supportive" parents pay for them to drastically alter their bodies and take hormones and other irreversible changes that they realize that doing this does not actually make them happy. I know no one wants to condemn a father being supportive of your child but for the love of god let him grow into an adult before this child alters their body.

Oy oldin
Morgana Moonshard
Morgana Moonshard

As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

Oy oldin
Secret Admirer
Secret Admirer

This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community

Oy oldin
Robert Williams
Robert Williams

💛💛💛

Oy oldin
Sheldon Conk
Sheldon Conk

This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.

Oy oldin
Dsgb Georgiaboy
Dsgb Georgiaboy

At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life

Oy oldin
Cyber Boy
Cyber Boy

This is honestly so refreshing to see. Sexuality is such a taboo subject in the black community (I know from first hand experience). Being gay is one thing, but to come out as trans is considered the worst of the worst. So to see a prominent black male figure publicly expressing his unconditional acceptance of his daughter and solidarity to the LGBTQ+ is so amazing to see. Hopefully he has inspired others to lead by his example🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽xx

Oy oldin
Jay Li
Jay Li

if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN

Oy oldin
J
J

I love the support that they show for Zaya. I hope in the future, they will let Zaya tell her own story. This interview is nothing new because they've been posting and commenting every step of the way. I want to hear from Zaya, with the parents being supportive in the background. For all of the people saying everyone should mind their own business, it's impossible when your parents tell the world. Everybody can't have everything. Let Zaya get ahead of her own story and let her control the narrative.

Oy oldin
Naomi Meme
Naomi Meme

Not my life not my concern. Its HIS child and their life..do what makes you happy 🙂

Oy oldin
Syani Rose
Syani Rose

I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

Oy oldin
Mellie Pierce
Mellie Pierce

What a great father, his children are so lucky

Oy oldin
Jeffrey Colon
Jeffrey Colon

EVERYONE WITH A NEGATIVE COMMENT CAN EITHER SEE ME OR JUMP OFF A MFING BRIDGE, ALLLLLL CAPSSSSSSSSSS🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽✊🏽

Oy oldin
Dario Hall
Dario Hall

Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them

Oy oldin
SOB Hijo
SOB Hijo

All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins

Oy oldin
Juicytribe
Juicytribe

I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️

Oy oldin
Kaylee Aldridge
Kaylee Aldridge

hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

Oy oldin
Kayla Monroe
Kayla Monroe

💖💖💖💖

Oy oldin
Cyril Moore
Cyril Moore

Oy oldin
Ebony Lamb
Ebony Lamb

I have so much respect for this man. He is an awesome dad for doing what he has to for his child. Screw the haters!

Oy oldin
Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar
Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar

Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

Oy oldin
Josh Witte
Josh Witte

Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...

Oy oldin
Smooch💋OKC
Smooch💋OKC

Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER

Oy oldin
The murrkenn Family
The murrkenn Family

I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢

Oy oldin
NikkiSiixx
NikkiSiixx

What a good man. Wish there was more hearts and genuineity (if that's a word 😄) like him in this world. God bless her for speaking her truth. We need to start teaching our children to be a vessel such as this young child.

Oy oldin
john anderson
john anderson

Good on ya Dwyane!!! I think your second act is going to be better than your first one... Hall of Fame basketball career... continue to lead by example... THANK YOU!!!

Oy oldin
Neil Robson
Neil Robson

Their family is so pure!!! I adore the love they show the world

Oy oldin
James Wynn
James Wynn

The lesson is this Love Your Child unconditionally, It is their life,Love is always the answer

Oy oldin
Pooh Mitchell
Pooh Mitchell

There thousands of parents of gay kids who love their children.Thousands D wade just famous and on Ellen. No need for a ceremony. Like one of the commenters said to each is own.

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ally
ally

10/10 dad

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shae vlogs
shae vlogs

this is beautiful❤❤

Oy oldin
freshavacodo
freshavacodo

Very nice Ellen 😊🤗

Oy oldin
Lily Magana
Lily Magana

Ellen basically opened this video up with exactly what I was going to say. Every parent should support their child. loving your child unconditionally is what parents do.

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Krizel's Hustle
Krizel's Hustle

*I hope every parent are so loving and supportive of their children, irregardless of their gender*

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Ralph3210
Ralph3210

D Wade is a beast on and off the court.✊🏼

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Sam
Sam

Im a huge fan of this man for raising his child with respect. 💕

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Mia Renee’s “LIVINGROOMTALK”
Mia Renee’s “LIVINGROOMTALK”

The support of this family is through the roof ❤️ #UnconditionalLove

Oy oldin
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez

Such good parenting.

Oy oldin
DatBoiiHenry
DatBoiiHenry

my guy wade🙏🐐🐐

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Jessica Joseph
Jessica Joseph

Never stop love your child for who they’re , all they need is loveee!.

Oy oldin
Samara B
Samara B

I was mad at first and after listening to this I'm happy for what they did for her. Their parenting skills are the best and I respect them for that decision.

Oy oldin
Lisha Brown
Lisha Brown

Great great great father 🙏🏼 blessings 💞

Oy oldin

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