Gabrielle Union introduces Zaya, Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter

Zaire and Zaya

The Wade family has shown a great deal of love, support and respect for Zaya Wade, who has decided the name and pronoun changes in front of the entire world.

Dwyane and Gabrielle's parenting is being praised by fans worldwide, but the supportive father went on to say that he thinks his daughter is as much a role model as any parent. "I was the only child looking for company and someone to look after and take care of", he wrote to Instagram. He said his daughter, Zaya, came home one day and announced her decision. I think going forth, I'm ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as she and her.

In the video, Zaya says, "I would say, just be true to yourself".

Wade added: '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'. "I'd love for you guys to call me Zaya"," the retired basketball player told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday's instalment of her hit talk show. "This is a child who has figured out more about her life than we had when we were 12!" she concluded.

Last year, Union attended the Miami Beach Pride Festival with Zaya with a designed T-shirt that promotes inclusion and equality.

She captioned the shot: 'Meet Zaya.

And it's clear Zaya has exclusively pure love and assist from each single member of her household.

TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @ Jade_Ashley94 _ #DwyaneWade and #GabrielleUnion have been excellent examples of parents who have been hugging their children for what they really are and showing them love and support both privately and publicly.

DeGeneres also mentioned that Wade and his family are working closely with the GLSEN organisation, which aims to create affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth and can be a good resource for these children and their loved ones.

Support: Prominent politicians such as Sen.

"What is the point of being on this earth trying to be someone you're not? It's like you're not even living as yourself, which is like the dumbest concept to me", Zaya said.

A number of notable politicians responded to Union's post, including Massachusetts Sen.

Zaya wants to offer advice to young people who may be going through a similar situation.

We're SO proud of you, Zaya! Never stop speaking up and speaking out!' "We are humble LGBTQ+ allies with ALOT to learn & grateful for all the support".

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