Dwyane Wade Uses ‘She’ Pronoun When Referring To 12-Year-Old Zion: Nothing Changes With My Love

Dwyane Wade Uses ‘She’ Pronoun When Referring To 12-Year-Old Zion: Nothing Changes With My Love

Dwyane Wade has been unapologetically backing his 12-year-old son Zion’s major life changes. The family has received lots of criticism after they supported Zion at the Pride festival earlier this year.

They then made headlines when Dwyane Wade shared a photo of his wife Gabrielle Union, daughter Kaavia and Zion with the caption,

“My girls”

In a new interview on Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson’s “All The Smoke” podcast, Dwyane Wade opened up about supporting Zion.

“I had to look myself in the mirror and say, ‘What if your son come home and tell you he’s gay?’ What are you going to do?You’re talking about strength and courage. My 12-year-old has way more than I have. You can learn something from your kids. In our household that’s all we talk about. We talk about making sure our kids are seen by us. We want them to be whoever they feel they can be in this world. That’s our goal.”

He added,

“While you trying to go down that process this is what’s going to come at you. It’s going to be a lot of negativity. It’s going to be a lot of hate and it’s not even just from my son sexuality, it’s just about being a young black man or a black woman right? When I respond to things socially I’m not responding because you’re hurting my feelings. Why I’m responding is because I understand my platform. I understand that I’m speaking for a lot of people that don’t have the same voice that I have.”

He continued,

“So for me, it’s just my version of supporting. It ain’t about him. He knows who he is. It’s about you. Who are you? All these people that out there saying those things, look at yourself. Understand that you the one that got the issues. You the one that got the problems. It’s not the kids. You decide that, yeah they’re born a certain way, and you say they got to be that way. That’s not life. I’ve watched my son from day one become into who she now eventually come into. Nothing changes with my love. Nothing changes with my responsibilities. Only thing that I have to do now is get smarter and educate myself more.”

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Authored by: Char