PUNO ng pagmamahal at suporta ang ibinibigay ni former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade sa anak niyang transgender child.
Ibinahagi ni Wade sa US program na The Ellen Show kung paano umamin sa kanilang mag-asawa si 12-year-old Zaya, na may pangalan na Zion at pinanganak bilang lalaki.
“We are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud allies as well. We take our roles and responsibilities as parents very seriously,” sambit ni Wade sa programa.
“So when our child comes home with a question, when our child comes home with an issue, when our child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information that we can, the best feedback that we can. And that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”
Ikuwunento rin ni Wade ang kanilang buong suporta para sa anak.
“So once Zaya, our 12-year-old, came home — first Zion, I don’t know if everyone knows, originally named Zion, born as a boy — came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I’m ready to live my truth and I want to be referenced as she and her. I would love for you guys to call me Zaya.’”
“It’s our job to one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have. We just trying to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self.” (Janiel Abby Toralba)