Dwayne Wade announced that his daughter, Zaya, came out as trans at the age of 12. His wife, Gabrielle Union, posted a video of Zaya explaining her decision to come out with the caption "Meet Zaya. She's compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It’s Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people."
In her own words, Zaya vocalizes exactly why she wanted to be "true to herself."
"If [you] are afraid to be judged, I would say, don’t even think about that. Just be true to yourself. Are you really even… like, what’s the point of being on this earth if you’re going to try to be someone you’re not? It’s like, you’re not even living as yourself. It’s just like, be true and don’t worry about the ‘stereotypical’ way of being you is."