NBA legend Dwyane Wade's 15-year-old transgender son, Zaya, has been granted a legal name and gender change after a court battle with his ex-wife. The teenager is now legally recognized as female, and his full legal name is Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade.
Dwyane Wade has been a vocal advocate for his son's transition and has publicly supported him every step of the way. However, his ex-wife attempted to block the transition, leading to a court battle that ultimately ended in Zaya being granted the legal name and gender change.
Zaya came out as transgender in early 2020, and since then, he has been the topic of discussion on whether this is bad parenting or a parent that supports. His father has been open about his journey in learning about the LGBTQ+ community and how he can best support his son.
In an interview with People Magazine, Dwyane said, "I looked at her and said you are a leader. It's our opportunity to allow you to be a voice. Right now it's through us because she's 12 years old, but eventually it will be through her."
Even through the lens of the media, they portray this move in a positive light, most people are in disagreement about how young Zaya Wade is and is very concerned at the parenting moves made the Wade's.