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Internet Applauds Dwyane Wade’s Use Of ‘She’ Pronoun When Referring To Son’s Evolution

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Dwyane Wade is doing the dad thing right and folks are taking notice and applauding his efforts!

While visiting Showtime’s All the Smoke podcast on Wednesday, the former NBA star opened up about his 12-year-old’s “strength and courage.”

“I’ve watched my son from day one become into who she now eventually has come into. for me it’s all about — nothing changes with my love; nothing changes with my responsibilities … Only thing I got to do now is get smarter and educate myself more.”

This is the first time fans have heard Wade openly use the ‘she’ pronoun when discussing Zion, and the overwhelming amount of support he received online was instantaneous!

Later in the interview Wade went on to open up about how he and wife, Gabrielle Union, have decided to forge ahead in parenting.

“We want them to be whoever they feel that they can be in this world. That’s our goal. Understand you can be whoever and you can be whatever,” he continued, adding that that comes with helping them navigate not only sexuality, but growing up as “a young black man.”

And while they’re committed to showing tolerance and inclusion, the world around them is sometimes less loving. It was just last month when Gabby posted a photo showing Zion wearing a crop top and long nails and some commenters were relentless in their criticism.

At the time Dwayne stated on Twitter, “I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so I get it. But here’s the thing — I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!”

We should all be more like the Wades!

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  1. Pingback: Dwayne Wade's 12 Year Old Says Call Me Zaya, Not Zion - Hypefresh Inc

  2. Rainey

    May 16, 2020 at 2:44 PM

    What skin you feel like you should be in, wear it because in the long run you will be here and not going through all that stress and confusion….when you have a kid you cannot pick the make and model, Go with what God gives you..I really appreciate Dwayne for not being a uppity hypocrite and being ashamed of what other misinformed people have to say..Agape love is the way to go..just let what ignorant people say slide off your back..like a ducks feathers does water..LOVES thee only way..God bless you Dwayne and family

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