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Its been a while since Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches daughter Zaya Wade came out as Transgender and became part of the LGBTQ community. However, it’s her first public appearance since her father shared her secret on the Ellen Degeneres show. Zaya, previously known as Zion, was accompanied by parents Dwyane and wife Gabrielle Union at the Better Brothers Truth Awards 2020.
What are Truth Awards and What was Zaya Wade Doing there?
March 7th’s Truth Awards 2020 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, Los Angeles was a star-studded event. It celebrates the achievements of the Black LGBTQ community. Dwyane Wade, daughter Zaya Wade and current wife Gabrielle Union were present at the ceremony for a friend.
The former NBA basketball player was seen sharing his thoughts about his 12-year-old transgender kid, who is now a proud member of the LGBTQ community.
When our 8-year-old daughter, Zaya Wade, came home and came out to us, we admitted that weren’t as educated about the LGBTQ+ plus community as we should have been.
Former pro-NBA basketball player then explains how he and the family took on the challenge.
We got advice from friends in the community. [They] helped us navigate the right language to use and the questions to ask. We were also reminded to make sure Zaya Wade knew her community and felt the love and support inside and outside of the home.
The Wades also shared beautiful pictures from the event and they seemed to be having a lot of fun. Here’s a clip of Zaya Wade and family walking beside a pool.
Better Brothers Los Angeles Truth Awards 2020 recognizes services and achievements by the African American LQBTQ community. This year’s impressive list of award-winning African Americans in the LGBTQ community includes the following.
Transgender rights activist and Pose actress Angelica Ross.
Netflix Styling Hollywood’s Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis. The stars of Netflix are a couple and Hollywood celebrity stylists.
CNN political commentator and New York Times best-selling author Keith Boykin
President and CEO LeadersUp Jeffrey Wallace.
The Truth Awards 2021 might see Zaya Wade as an award winner too. We’ll have to wait on this one. Dankanator will keep you updated.