Gabrielle Union Says Zaya Wade Felt ‘Outed’ On Social Media

Gabrielle Union Says Zaya Wade Felt ‘Outed’ On Social Media

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been extremely supportive of Zaya Wade amid her transgender journey.

In February, Dwyane Wade said during an interview that Zaya Wade identified as a female.

Now, Gabrielle Union has revealed Zaya Wade felt “outed” three years ago.

Gabrielle Union said while on the premiere episode of “Peace Of Mind With Taraji”,  Taraji P. Henson’s mental health series on Facebook Watch:

“Zaya’s peace is non-negotiable. As Zaya gathered more language, she was able to tell us about her identity. She was able to tell us about her sexuality. She was able to tell us, ‘I’m trans.’ And she says, ‘I’ve come out a few times.’”

She continued:

“She said, ‘Well, I came out to my teacher in the third grade and then [again] when you guys posted that picture of me in Chicago at my birthday party.’” 

The picture Gabrielle Union is referencing is said to be one from Zaya’s 10th birthday party in 2017. She added:

She added:

That picture was dissected on black blogs. The comments were guessing as to who Zaya was and why… She said ‘I felt like I was outed and I was just standing next to the cake.'”

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Authored by: Char Patterson