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Dwyane: Why I am proud of my transgender growing son


American former professional basketball player, Dwyane Wade has said he is proud about the 12-year-old child’s gender identity after he bravely came out as transgender.

Speaking during a recent interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 38-year-old former basketballer recalled the ‘proud’ moment Zaya, born Zion, approached him and his wife Gabrielle Union to open up about his gender identity.


“First of all, me and my wife Gabrielle, we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we are proud allies as well. We take our roles and responsibilities as parents very seriously.

“So when our child comes home with a question, our child comes home with an issue, our child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information we can, to give the best feedback we can. And that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”


He also revealed that he and his wife had to educate themselves on the LGBTQ+ community in other to help Zaya ‘be her best self’.

The ex Miami Heat player revealed: ‘Once Zion came home and said “call me Zaya” and was ready to take on this, I looked at her and said, “You are a leader. It’s our opportunity to allow you to be a voice”. Right now it’s through us, because she’s 12 years old, but eventually, it will be through her.”


Dwyane went on to explain how he and Gabrielle take their ‘responsibilities’ as parents ‘very seriously’.

“So when our child comes home with a question, our child comes home with an issue, our child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information we can, to give the best feedback we can,” he stated.

“And that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it,” he added.

The retired NBA star is father to four children, Zaire, 18, Zaya, 12 and Xavier, six from a former relationship, and one-year-old daughter Kaavia, whom he shares with wife Gabrielle.


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Limpopo mourns after popular transgender woman was brutally murdered


A popular Transgender Woman, Nare Prince Mphela was brutally murdered by unknown persons in Limpopo, South African.

LGBTI group, Capricorn Ignited LGBTI, confirmed Mphela’s death on Tuesday, stating that her body was found locked in a shack with multiple stab wounds.

“Limpopo is mourning after a brutal murder of one of our own. A well known Transgender Woman from Ga- Matlala Prospect, Nare Prince Mphela was found locked in a shack on Sunday in the Mokopane area where she worked. It appears her body has been lying there for some days, with multiple wounds of stabbings. The case is under investigation as we await further details and no arrests were made yet. She will be burried on Saturday 10 January, Further details will be updated. It is a painful loss to the Limpopo LGBTIQ+ Community and Society as a whole. May her Soul Rest in Power” it said


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