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Last year, social media bloggers claimed retired NBA star Dwyane Wade was unhappy with the head coach of his son, Zaire Wade's basketball team. It seems the reports were true.

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Wade, 38, is reportedly unhappy with the attention lavished on LeBron James's son Bronny James (pictured), a rising star on the highly touted Sierra Canyon High School basketball team.

Before Zaire suffered a foot injury in early December, Wade reportedly had a heated argument with Sierra Canyon head coach Andre Chevalier over Zaire not getting enough playing time.

When Zaire recovered from his injury, he still didn't get the coveted playing time that Wade is paying for.

Wade, who was hired by TNT as a sports analyst, was asked whether he would attend Saturday's State Championship game.

"I will not be there. My son ain't playing and I don't want to do nothing to the coach," he said, suggesting they might come to blows. He added, "I won't be there but I'll be rooting for the kids."

Wade's conflict with the head coach threatens to drive a wedge between Wade and James, 35, who is staying out of the drama.

Zaire was touted to follow in his superstar dad's footsteps. But he has not lived up to the hype at Sierra Canyon. That's a hard pill to swallow for Wade who lives vicariously though his children.

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According to a published report, Wade argued with Chevalier about playing his son more. The same report claims Wade was considering transferring Zaire to another high school where he is not outshined by better caliber players.

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Everywhere the 30-4 Trailblazers went this season, the media hordes followed LeBron James's son Bronny.

Zaire, a 17-year-old senior, and Bronny, a 15-year-old freshman, are bench players on a team that boasts Amari Bailey, the No. 6 high school player in the nation, and Brandon Boston Jr., a five-star recruit heading to Kentucky next year.

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Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, pictured with Zaire, share 19-month-old daughter Kaavia James, and Wade fathered a son, Xavier, 6, with his fan, Aja Metoyer, 36.

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Angela Stanton-King, who is running for Rep. John Lewis's Congressional seat, criticized Dwyane Wade for exploiting his gender confused child Zaya Wade.

Stanton-King, a best-selling author and former reality TV star, was recently granted a full pardon by President Trump in February, after serving a 6-month home confinement for a white collar crime.

Zaya, who was born a boy named Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, believes he is a girl. The 12-year-old made his red carpet debut at a charity event in Los Angeles, alongside Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union.

Union, 47, posted a video of the boy strutting the red carpet in an overtly provocative manner that many saw as inappropriate behavior for a minor child.
 

Stanton-King, 53, was among the critics who voiced their concern that the Wades are exploiting the child.

"PEDOPHILIA" she wrote above a photo of Zaya. "Gay means Men having sex with men. If you wouldn't want your 12 yr old daughter advertising that she enjoys sex with men/boys why your 12 yr old son? This is confusion, pedophilia, and sexual exploitation wrapped up in acceptance."

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Zaya's supporters among the LGBQ and T communities reacted swiftly, labeling Stanton-King "homophobic and transphobic". She followed up with another tweet:

"I am a woman that loves men and appreciates masculinity. We need our men. We need our sons. We need our brothers. Our men are not women and Our boys are not girls."

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Dwyane Wade, 35, and Gabrielle Union, 47, recently listed their Mediterranean style villa in Sherman Oaks, California for $6.2 million. The Wades purchased the 8,700-square-foot crib in 2018 for $6 million.

The house features eight bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms, incredible mountain views, a grand spiral staircase, a home movie theater, and an Olympic size swimming pool.

The Wades moved out of the house 2 months ago after dropping a cool $18 million on a 22,000 square-foot, 7-bedroom manse in star-studded Hidden Hills, California. The house originally listed off market for $23 million.

Their neighbors in the exclusive guard-gated community include Drake, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, John Stamos, Matt LeBlanc, and more.

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The Wades also own a Miami Beach mansion that they've been trying to unload for a year. The former NBA star listed the house for $23 million.

The 14,000 square foot, 6-bedroom home boasts a chef's kitchen, a full-service hair salon and a half basketball court.

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Zaya Wade, 12, made his red carpet debut at a private event with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union on March 07 in Los Angeles, California.

Wade, 35, posted an Instagram image of Zaya dressed in a multicolor tuxedo at the Better Brothers Los Angeles' 6th annual Truth Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Wade captioned the image:

"Everyone allow her to re-introduce herself her name is Zaya Wade! Last night was Zaya’s first red carpet and we couldn’t have been prouder of how she handled the questions that were asked of her. She has emerged as one of the young faces and voices for the LGBTQ+ community. #truthawards."

Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, posted a video of the family entering the event. Her followers were shocked at the child sashaying in an overly exaggerated sexual manner.

"You're serving fierce runway realness!" one homosexual male follower commented to the adolescent.
 

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Others praised the Wades for not allowing Zaya to wear stereotypical feminine attire. A Hollywood source claims Wade sought advice from NBA legend Magic Johnson, whose son EJ is a cross-dresser.

Magic, 60, reportedly told the Wades they made EJ wait until he was 18 to express his lifestyle by dressing in drag.
 


 

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Pictures and video have surfaced of the male nanny hired by Dwyane Wade to watch his two young sons 24 hours-a-day.

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Wade had just divorced his first wife, Siohvaughn Funches, and received full custody of his young sons. But he was a star NBA player who was often on the road. He needed someone to watch his kids. So, rather than call their mother, he turned to a male nanny.

Wade, 38, recently made headlines when he announced his 12-year-old son, Zion Wade, calls himself "Zaya" and prefers feminine pronouns.

The Internet wondered if someone influenced young Zaya to lean towards an alternative lifestyle.

In one video uploaded to social media by activist Tariq Nasheed, the nanny is seen boating with young Zion, who seems to be every bit a wide-eyed, fun-loving boy.

The Internet believes someone touched Zion when he was very young. Child experts say young children are eager to please adults in their lives. Some children are very easily manipulated by trusting adults.

Was Dwyane Wade a little too trusting with a non-family male around his sons? Is that why all images of the male nanny were scrubbed from Wade's social media?

So many questions.
 


 

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Only 705,000 viewers tuned in to watch ESPN's D. Wade: Life Unexpected, a candid look at Dwyane Wade's life on and off the court.

The documentary drew Less than 1 million viewers despite the heavy press coverage of Wade's gender confused child, Zion Wade, a 12-year-old boy who calls himself Zaya and prefers feminine pronouns.

In addition to Zaya, the former Miami Heat star and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, share 18-month-old daughter Kaavia James. He is also father to 18-year-old son Zaire and 6-year-old son Xavier, whose mother is family friend, Aja Metoyer.

Esquire magazine breathlessly called the documentary "a groundbreaking portrait of modern fatherhood" and "a breakthrough as a sports documentary" that "calls attention to the way we've viewed and discussed fatherhood in past years."

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An advanced screening of Wade's documentary at the massive AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami drew less than 1,000 fans on Sunday.

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In the documentary, Wade, 38, talked about how, when he was "on a break" from Union, he fathered Xavier. And about his public divorce from his first wife, Siohvaughn Funches, with whom he reached a $5 million settlement that included an NDA agreement.

Esquire referred to Wade's announcement about Zaya "the highest point" of the documentary.

"I looked at her and said, 'You are a leader. You are a leader and this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice," Wade told openly lesbian TV host Ellen Degeneres.

"Right now it's through us because she's 12 years old, but eventually it'll be through her," Wade said.

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50 Cent promised to be a kinder, gentler social media troll after the tragic death of NBA star Kobe Bryant in a helicopter accident last month.

But the rapper-turned-TV executive, real name Curtis Jackson, went back on his word when he trolled Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old son, Zaya Wade, on Instagram.

Wade recently announced his son, Zion, now goes by the name Zaya and uses the feminine pronouns she/her.

On Monday, the 44-year-old rap mogul posted a meme on his Instagram page that shows Wade, 38, sitting next to incarcerated singer R. Kelly, 53, at a fashion show.

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A bubble above Kelly's head reads: "I heard you had a daughter now." Wade responds "U touch her I'll kill ya."

Fiddy captioned the meme: "LOL NOW THIS SOME FUNNY SH*T."

Kelly is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges of raping minors in Chicago and other cities. The charges date back to the 1990s.

Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, is fully supportive of her stepson, Zaya's mental illness.

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Serayah McNeill weighed in on the controversy surrounding retired NBA player Dwyane Wade and his gender confused child, Zaya Wade, 12.

In a social media video post, the Empire actress urged Wade not to make any "life-changing decisions" for his child.

"Let's not jump to a life-changing decision that will never be undone... That's serious! That's really, really serious," McNeill said.

"I'm accepting of my child being gay, that's OK, but there are so many other things around in society that is pressuring children and parents to be a certain type of way. Let's just take back the reigns, OK?"

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Speaking directly to Zaya, McNeill said:

"I think everything is a little bit too premature. I don't care if you're a boy or a girl. For me, there's things we need to be worried about at this time. What do you wanna do in life? Do you wanna be in any (sports) activities?

"It's OK! We're just not gonna go there right now. Let's wait 'til you get a little bit older, and this is exactly what you want to do and be for the rest of your life."

Studies show that 80% to 90% of all transgenders who were diagnosed as children outgrow their disorder as adults and revert back to their biological sex.

"Detransitioning" is a dirty word in the LGBT+ community. Thousands of "transgender" children who were prescribed hormones have stopped taking the chemicals due to the harsh side effects.

There are as many "detransitioning" videos on YouTube as there are transitioning videos.
 

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Rapper Lil Boosie Badazz was kicked out of an Atlanta area Planet Fitness gym for his comments about retired NBA player Dwyane Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade.

Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, expressed his opinion about Wade's 12-year-old son, who goes by Zaya Wade and prefers the feminine pronouns she/her.

"Dwyane Wade, you have gone too f****** far. That is male... a 12-year-old. They don't know what they next meal gon’ be," Boosie said in a video rant. "They don't have sh*t figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his d*ck gone - how he gon' - like, bruh, you going too far, dawg. Don't address him as a woman, he's 12, dawg."

In a follow-up video on Thursday, the 37-year-old rapper filmed himself leaving a Planet Fitness after being ejected from the gym on Atlanta's southside.

Boosie lashed out at the gym manager for putting him out.

"Do not go to Planet Fitness, they racist, they haters," he said. "They just put me out Planet Fitness for what I said about Dwyane Wade son. And they said I said in a video one of they employees was a f****t or some shit. Don't go to Planet Fitness... They got roaches in that bitch."

Boosie captioned the video, "MANAGER WHO WAS GAY REFUSED TO LET ME N PLANET FITNESS BECAUSE OF MY PAST ACTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT GENDER ETC. DO NOT SUPPORT PLANET FITNESS 'Hwy 138 Jonesboro rd' THEy Racist ,THEY HAVE ROACHES , N THEY SHOWER WATER DONT GET HOT!! GET OUT YA FEELINGS LIL BITCH..."

A Planet Fitness spokesman issued the following statement to 11 Alive News:

"Planet Fitness does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. In this instance, a guest was asked to leave after refusing to comply with gym policies and harassing club staff. We are the home of the Judgement Free Zone and as such, we have policies in place to ensure that we maintain a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for all of our members where everyone feels accepted."

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Boosie's 16-year-old son (pictured) supported his father in an Instagram stories post, writing:

"F*ck Dwayne [sic] and his son, [I don't care if] he gay. My pops said what he said. Stop sending me that. I bet you won't say it to our face. I know this girl that will do sum thangs to DWade son that will make that boy back str8."

 


 

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Celebrities reacted to rapper Lil Boosie's bizarre and disrespectful video rant about Dwyane Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade, 12. Boosie was heavily criticized for telling Wade not to cut his child's d*ck off.

Zaya's older brother, Zaire Wade, 18, responded to Boosie, saying the rapper had his facts wrong.

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Among the celebrities responding to Boosie's toxic rant was Wade's narcissistic wife, Gabrielle Union, 47, who seems to be enjoying all the attention.

Many believe Union pushed the weaker Wade into exploiting his emotionally troubled son for their own selfish benefits.

Union responded to Boosie's rant, saying she covers all of Zaya's haters in the blood of Jesus and will move forward in love and light, or something to that effect.

If you're wondering why Wade won't shut up about his dysfunctional family, it's because he has a documentary coming out on Sunday. The documentary is all about him, of course.

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Rappers Young Thug and Lil Boosie reacted to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union normalizing mental illness in their child, Zaya Wade.

Zaya, who was born Zion, is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from the mental disorder Gender Dysphoria.

Thugger, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, was once praised for wearing dresses on his album covers and in print media. But now he faces backlash for opposing Hollywood's attempt to emasculate Black boys.

In a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday, Thug wrote: "All I wanna say to wade son is GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES but hey live your true self."

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "You're gods best creation."

The reaction from Thugger's followers was mixed. He was praised for speaking honestly on a disturbing trend to normalize mental illness, while others labeled him transphobic and homophobic.

In an interview to promote his upcoming documentary on ABC's Good Morning America with Robin Roberts, Wade, 38, said his son knew he was transgender at age 3 -- when most toddlers are mastering potty training.

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"I don't think I'm gay," Wade said Zaya told him and Union. This is how I identify myself. This is my gender identity. I identify as young lady. I think I'm a straight trans (girl) because I like boys."

Wade, who retired from the NBA in 2019, urged parents to do "proper research" to support their mentally disordered children.

Rather than seek advice from a child psychologist or a licensed therapist, the Wades took advice from cross-dressers and drag queens who make up the cast of a television series, Pose.

Studies show that 98% of children who come out as transgender reverted back to their biological sex as teens and young adults.

Affirming their dysphoria does not help them more than agreeing with an Anorexic that they are fat.

Thousands of teenagers and young adults who came out as transgender in childhood are now transitioning back to their biological sex (see video below).

"I'm not going to sit here and act like we have all the answers," Wade said. "I'm not going to sit here and act like before our child came home and sat us down, that we weren't ignorant parents when it comes to the world. When I say we're learning from our 12-year-old, were literally learning from our child.

Wade said Zaya is now the family leader.

Wade is also father to 18-year-old son Zaire, son Xavier, 6, and 18-month-old daughter Kaavia James.
 

 

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Dwyane Wade says he dreaded telling his highly emotional wife Gabrielle Union about his break baby when his side piece, Aja Metoyer, told him she was knocked up with their son.

Xavier Zechariah Wade was born on Nov. 19, 2013. In his upcoming documentary on ESPN, Wade, 38, said telling Union about his love child was the hardest thing he has had to do.

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Wade, who is no stranger to sleeping with NBA groupies on the road, forgot to wear a condom when he had a brief sexual liaison with Metoyer, 36.

"I had a child with someone else and I had to tell her." Wade said in his documentary D. Wade: Life Unexpected. He struggled with his secret, knowing it would devastate Union, who is emotionally fragile.

"Hardest thing I've ever had to do is man up and tell Gabrielle Union that I've had a child with somebody else. I couldn't sleep. I wasn't eating. When you hold something in that you know is going to come out and you have this information and you know it's gonna f**k somebody's life up, that you care about, tat you love, if it don't hurt you, then you're not human. Me and Gab just went through something you never want to go through and we still came out of it."

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Wade recently revealed his son Zion Wade prefers to be called "Zaya" and use feminine pronouns - a consequence of Wade's long absences from home when Zion was a toddler.

Wade barely mentions Xavier in interviews or on social media. Despite that, the 6-year-old seems happy and well-adjusted.

His mom, Instagram model Aja Metoyer dotes on Xavier and his sisters Amara, 17, and Aniya, 15 - both by comedian Damon Wayans Jr.

Metoyer makes sure to keep a real man around her son at all times. In one Instagram video, the youngster runs out of the video frame while his sisters are dancing to a rap song.

We find out a few seconds later that he went to join the only man in the room. Even at age 6, Xavier knows that he is a boy who should not be dancing in videos with girly girls.
 

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Dwyane Wade says going public with his son Zion Wade's struggles with a gender disorder helped his own self-awareness. "I'm growing into the man that I've always dreamed of becoming."

Wade, 38, opened up about Zion's gender confusion in an interview with openly lesbian television host Ellen Degeneres, 62, on Tuesday.

Wade said 12-year-old Zion identifies as a girl named Zaya, who prefers using feminine pronouns.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, the retired NBA player defended going public with such a personal family issue.

"We're not the only family that's had to deal with gender expression, gender identity, sexuality, with their child," he said.

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Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, were heavily criticized for exploiting their son's struggle with gender confusion and sexuality at such a tender age.

Union reportedly sought advice from the gender-bending cast of the hit TV series Pose, rather than a licensed therapist.

Wade claims his critics are simply "uneducated" and he suggested that God gave him the platform to exploit his emotionally troubled child for publicity for his upcoming Netflix documentary.

"We understand the position we've been put in," Wade told ET, "especially in our community, and even though it's not always a popular thing to speak out on issues that people are uncomfortable with or not as educated on, but this is the platform that God gave me and my family. So, we use it."

Wade said Zion's gender confusion has helped him grow into the man he should be.

"I've learned to keep my mind open, keep my eyes open, keep my heart open, keep my thoughts open. That's what I've been trying to do as I'm growing into the man that I've always dreamed of becoming," Wade said.

For years, Wade has been plagued by rumors that he is a bisexual man trapped in the closet. Black Twitter seems to think Wade is ready to come out and join his son.
 

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Dwyane Wade's ex-wife is apparently not on board with his new "woke" agenda. Dr. Siohvaughn Funches still refers to her youngest child, Zion Wade, as her son.

Wade and his wife, troubled actress Gabrielle Union, 47, delighted in telling the world that 12-year-old Zion is now a "Zaya", a "transgender" girl.

But Funches apparently did not get the memo. While she hasn't spoken out publicly about her emotionally troubled child, insiders say she still refers to Zion as her son.

Sources say the deeply religious Funches, who divorced Wade when Zion was a toddler, refers to the boy as Zion, not Zaya, as he prefers to be called nowadays.

She also uses male pronouns for Zion and his older brother, Zaire Wade, 18.

Zaire, a standout basketball player at L.A.'s Sierra Canyon Day School, is very supportive of Zion. He penned a heartfelt note to his little brother, whom he calls his best friend.

Man, I remember bugging my mom as a kid telling her I wanted a brother so bad. I was the only child looking for company and someone to look after and take care of," he wrote on Instagram. "I have been blessed to have my best friend, Zaya with me for 12 years. We did everything together...we fought, we played, we laughed and we cried. But the one thing we never did was leave each other behind..."
 

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Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old son Zaya, who was born Zion, shared an empowering message for other kids struggling with their gender identity.

Zaya, who is seen in a video uploaded to Instagram by stepmom actress Gabrielle Union, encourages other gender confused youth to be true to themselves and come out of the closet.

"Don't even worry about that, just be true to yourself," Zaya said, while riding in a golf cart with retired NBA star Dwyane.

"What's the point of being on this earth if you're just going to try to be someone you're not? It's like, you're not even living your true self, which is like, the dumbest concept to me. Be true and don't really care what the stereotypical way of being you is."

Gabrielle proudly tweeted alongside the video:

"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."

Interestingly, Zaya avoids reinforcing the stereotypical feminine style of wearing dresses, wigs and makeup to imitate biological women.

Instead, the youngster wears a gender neutral golf shirt, black jacket and cap.

When Dwyane asks about the struggle to be authentic even when "people are being mean", Zaya added: "I know it can get tough, definitely. But I think you can push through, and you be the best you and especially more recently, it's become more accepting."

Zaya continued:

"But I think even through bad times, you just gotta push through. It's worth it. I feel like it's very worth it when you reach that point of like, yourself. You can look in the mirror and say hi to yourself, 'nice to meet you,' instead of, like, I don't even know who I am. It's like, full identity crisis."

Gabrielle was ridiculed on social media after Dwayne told Ellen Degeneres that his wife turned to the cast of cross-dressers and drag queens on the hit TV series POSE for advice on dealing with her gender confused stepson.

Gabrielle, 47, did not respond to the criticism.

She plans to sue Simon Cowell for smoking around her before she was let go from her gig as a judge on America's Got Talent.

California has a strict anti-smoking policy which bans employers from knowingly or intentionally permitting... the smoking of tobacco products in an enclosed place of employment.

Twitter responded to Gabrielle's threat as the last desperate act of a soon-to-be, if-not-already blacklisted actress.

"Good luck getting any work," one user tweeted. Another Twitter user wrote: "Wow, I use [sic] to like her, before she revealed this crazy side. I'd say she is single-handedly ruining her career."
 

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union sought advice from the cast of hit FX television series POSE when Wade's 12-year-old son, Zion, told them he wanted to be known as "Zaya" and use feminine pronouns.

During a guest appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, that will air on Tuesday, Wade said his son, "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'd love for you guys to call me Zaya'.

The retired NBA player told Ellen DeGeneres that his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, turned to the cast of POSE for advice on dealing with a child who suffers from a gender disorder.

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"That was our job to go out and get information, to reach out to every [LGBT+] relationship we have," Wade said. "My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of Pose. We just tried to figure out as much information as we (could) to make sure we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self."

POSE, about New York City's Black and Latino LGBT+ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s, is a cast of cross-dressing and non-binary actors.

Wade insisted neither he or his wife ever questioned Zaya's decision to come out, adding: "Once Zion came home and said, 'Call me Zaya,' and was ready to take on this, 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."

Wade, 38, shares 16-month-old daughter Kaavia James Union Wade with Union. He also has a son, Zaire, 16, with his first wife Siovaughn Funches; and a love child, Xavier, 6, with a fan, Aja Metoyer, 36.

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Gabrielle Union shared a normal photo of her stepson Zion Wade, 12, on her social media account over the weekend.

Union, 47, posted a series of photos that show her, Zion, and her toddler daughter, Kaavia, posing next to a backyard tree decorated in Christmas lights. She captioned the images, "Family Time Is The Best Time."

In the Christmas photos, Zion appears to be a normal 12-year-old boy. The new images are in contrast to the provocative Thanksgiving photo she shared on Instagram.com that showed Zion wearing a crop top, leggings and acrylic nail tips.

His appearance, which was clearly inappropriate for a minor child, sparked a massive backlash against Union and her husband, retired NBA star Dwyane Wade, on social media.

Many called Wade an unfit father. Critics said the issue was not Zion's assumed sexual identity. They accused Wade and Union of exploiting an emotionally troubled child for their own selfish benefits.

The criticism must have struck a nerve with Wade because the 37-year-old sports analyst hit back, telling concerned social media users to kindly mind their own business.

Union posted the controversial photo after she was fired from NBC's America's Got Talent. She later accused the show's founder, Simon Cowell, of sexism, and she accused guest judge Jay Leno of racism.

After a 5-hour meeting with NBC and lawyers representing Cowell's Syco last week, Union deemed the meeting "productive".

She allegedly said Cowell's staff claimed her hair and clothes were "too black" for the show's audience.


 

Dwyane Wade's eldest son, Zaire Wade defended his little brother Zion Wade after the effeminate boy was criticized for wearing fake nails in a Thanksgiving photo.

The controversy erupted on Thanksgiving Day when Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, posted a Thanksgiving family photo on Instagram.


 

In the photo, Zion, 12, dresses seductively in a crop top and leggings. He also wears sharp acrylic talons and lipstick.

Zion, then-11, came out during Miami's Pride parade in April. Union proudly rode on a float with him during the parade.

Wade, 37, responded to critics by telling them to kindly mind their own business and he will raise his son as he sees fit.

In defense of his brother, Zaire, 17, posted an Instagram photo that shows him sitting on a throne while his brother stands next to the chair.

The caption reads: "We didn't ask for y'all opinion."

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Wade and Union showed their support for Zaire's post in the comment section, with Union commenting "Facts."

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Wade is pictured at his retirement ceremony with his infant daughter Kaavia, 1, and sons Zion, center, Zaire, right, and Xavier, 6.

Zaire and Zion are Wade's sons by his first wife Siohvaughn Funches, a 38-year-old attorney and book author who resides in Atlanta.

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Dwyane Wade fired back at concerned Internet users who questioned his parenting skills when his wife, actress Gabrielle Union posted an Instagram photo of Wade's 12-year-old son, Zion Wade, wearing a crop top, leggings and sharp acrylic nail tips.

Mothers everywhere were shocked and saddened by the boy's sexually suggestive attire. They criticized Wade on social media. But the retired 37-year-old NBA player asked them to kindly mind their own business while he raised Zion as he saw fit.

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Gossipmongers wondered aloud if Wade's ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches - who was SO outspoken during their bitter divorce - had something to say about Wade and Union exploiting her son to advance their careers.

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Siohvaughn, a 38-year-old author who first dated Wade in high school, has not said a word publicly - probably because she's under a very restrictive non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

According to MTOnews.com, Siohvaughn is making some explosive allegations against the NBA baller.

In throwback videos, that were coincidentally re-uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 2nd, Siohvaughn claims that she suffered physical and mental abuse at the hands of her ex-husband.

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"I saw him sell his soul. I saw him taking his character and exchanging it for yet another endorsement," she told Successful Ladies Live in a series of interviews.

She also said Wade beat her while she was pregnant with Zion. Siohvaughn, who said she was mentally abuse by Wade, may have transferred that negative energy to her unborn baby. The boy was born into a dysfunctional home filled with violence and hate.

Siohvaughn told Successful Ladies Live:

"I woke up in the middle of the night. I was sick - obviously because of the pregnancy. And I noticed that [Dwyane] wasn't in the house. And so I was calling him because it was like 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, and we went to bed together...

"He finally got back several hours later. I was very upset... [Dwyane] started cursing and calling me names. Telling me 'Shut the F up', 'Women talk too much' and 'You should know your place'.

"Then it turned to physical violence. He picked me up, and threw me down. He threw me down so hard, that when my back hit the ottoman it broke into pieces. And my head and back hit the marble floor.

"After that I immediately got up and went to the phone, and went to call the police. He snatched the phone out of my hand and slammed it into my body, so hard the phone broke into pieces."

She said she begged him not to enter the NBA draft because she knew the money and instant fame would break her family apart.

Siohvaughn also says Wade cheated on her constantly after he signed his NBA contract. She must have felt vindicated when Wade's 3rd son, Xavier, was born to a California woman six years ago - while he was dating Gabrielle Union, 47.

Watching Siohvaughn speak so openly about the abuse she allegedly endured - all while struggling to keep her family together in 2007 - will touch the hearts of women who can relate to Siohvaughn's emotional story.

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Dwyane Wade responded to online criticism from critics who said his son Zion Wade was dressed sexually suggestively in a family holiday photo. Many outraged social media users say Zion was dressed inappropriately for a 12-year-old child.

Actress Gabrielle Union posted a Thanksgiving photo that showed her minor stepson wearing acrylic stiletto nails and a cropped top that revealed his belly. Then-11-year-old Zion "came out" during Miami's Pride parade in April.

Social media users blamed Union for posting the photo to divert attention away from the fact that she was fired as a judge on America's Got Talent for being difficult to work with on the set.

Many accused the 47-year-old actress and her 37-year-old husband of promoting an agenda and "sacrificing" Zion to Hollywood pedophiles.

But Wade did not back down. In a tweet sent out on Saturday, Nov. 30, he called the criticism "stupidity" and vowed to continue to allow his son to dress sexually inappropriately for a minor.

"I've seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in - so i get it. But here's the thing - I've been chosen to lead my family not y'all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!"

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Many liberal blog headlines defended Wade for allowing Zion's sexually suggestive outfit.

Jezebel magazine referred to concerned social media users as "assholes" and the Atlanta-based magazine described Wade as an "excellent and supportive dad."

Bet.com called social media users "trolls" for showing their concern for a minor child.

And E! Online also referred to social media users as "trolls" for reacting to a child's inappropriate style of dress.

Dwyane Wade Defends His Child Zion From Assholes Online - Jezebel.com

Dwayne Wade Reacts To Trolls Criticizing His 12-Year-Old Son For Wearing Fake - BET.com

Dwyane Wade Fires Back at Trolls Who Mocked His Son's Look EOnline.com

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In a Thanksgiving photo shared by his stepson Gabrielle Union, Zion Wade, 12, posed on curved steps with Union, his father, Dwyane Wade, and his 1-year-old sister Kaavia. In the photo, Zion wears acrylic stiletto nails.

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Stiletto nails are all the rage among celebrities, such as Beyonce, Rihanna, and Cardi B (pictured below). But the tips are considered dangerous due to their sharp pointy tips.

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Stiletto nails are hard acrylic nails painted with layers of polish and often decorated with tiny art or rhinestones.

Wade's fans praised him on social media for allowing the boy to live in his truth. They said 12 is not too young for the child to express his sexuality at an age when he should be playing sports.

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Zion is Wade's son with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. Wade's oldest son with Funches, 17-year-old Zaire Wade, is a top ranked high school basketball star.

Union, 47, was let go as a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent last week. She has since opened up about being fired from the show.

"When the world feels like it's falling apart. Try to find your peace," she captioned a video clip.

In a tweet, Wade, 37, said he was proud of Union for "standing up for what she stands for" and practicing what she preaches to their daughter Kaavia.

"As proud as i were of her being selected as a judge on #AGT— I am even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that’s US. So [cheers] to you @itsgabrielleu on not losing sight of the lessons we've talked about teaching our daughter and for kicking ass while you were on that platform. Number 1 judge on one of the biggest shows in the world."

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Gabrielle Union thanked social media fans for cheering her up after she lost her lucrative gig as a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent last week.

Lovebscott.com first reported that Gabrielle and fellow new judge Julianne Hough would not be returning to the popular show after just one season, leaving fans to speculate over the reason for her dismissal.

Following reports of a "toxic" atmosphere on set regarding "racism" and "sexism", VAriety.com reported that the 47-year-old actress was offended by staffers complaints about her ethnic hairstyles.

Union took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank fans for their continued support, saying she was "lost" and all "alone" after being let go from her job.

"So many tears, so much gratitude. THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone... you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever," she tweeted.

While the mother-of-one and stepmother of four didn't address the NBC show directly, she went on to like a tweet from a reporter who mentioned she'd been "fired" from the franchise.

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Union spoke out after her retired NBA star husband Dwyane Wade shared his support for his wife by suggesting network bosses tried to pin a drop in viewership on the new judges.

"Men lie, Women lie, numbers don't," he tweeted, quoting lyrics by rapper Jay-Z, on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Wade, 37, expressed surprise upon learning that Union was fired from the show. They thought for certain that being LGBT allies would elevate her status in Hollywood.

"Over this past year I've been approached by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason they've started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show. So when i got the news that my wife was being fired - my first question was obviously why!? Iam (sic) still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she's an advocate for our community and culture."

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LeBron James, right, and former NBA star Dwyane Wade (not pictured) led the celebration for their pal Carmelo Anthony, left, who signed a 1-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers this week.

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Wade, left, tweeted, "It's about damn time!" While James retweeted Wade's post, adding, "RIGHT!!!!"

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The 10-time NBA All-Star sat out for one year as teams passed him over after the Houston Rockets traded Anthony to the Chicago Bulls and the Bulls waived him one month later.

At the ripe old age of 35, Anthony is no longer considered a superstar role player who can lead a team to the playoffs. Anthony, who won the league's scoring title in 2012-13, has a reputation as a selfish player who alienates his teammates.

Many fans mused that the Trail Blazers gave Anthony one last chance to go out at the bottom of his game.

Anthony will join his new teammates on Saturday for a six-game road trip.

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Gabrielle Union responded to the debate over her husband Dwyane Wade's social media post in which he expressed love for his "girls" - including his son, Zion Wade.

In the post, Zion poses with his stepmom, Gabby, and his half sister, Kaavia James, 1. Zion wears a pink scrunchie on his wrist.

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Zion, who is only 12, came out of the closet during a Pride parade in Miami earlier this year. Since then, both Wade, 37, and Union, 46, have used Zion to promote themselves as LGBT allies.

So it was no surprise that Union responded to the controversy on social media.

"Looks like love to me," she wrote in a post featuring the original image. "I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve."

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But social media users fear that Union's role in pushing the agenda is more than simply supporting and loving their sons. Many say little Zion didn't exhibit feminine tendencies until Union entered the picture.

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Women fear that something more insidious is underfoot.

On Instagram.com, one user reposted the GQ magazine cover featuring an effeminate Pharrell Williams. The cover was for "The New Masculinity Issue".

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Black women fear that the already depleted pool of masculine Black men will dwindle in 30 years.

They have good reason to be concerned.

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This was a question for Democratic presidential candidates at the recent CNN presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues, held last Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Novo theater in Los Angeles.

With all the problems facing LGBT Americans, this question was at the top of their list. Why? Who takes puberty blocker medications?

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Democrats are eager to lower the price of puberty blockers to get them into the hands of as many Black boys as possible. Boys like Zion Wade, who will soon be old enough to take puberty blockers without his dad's permission (age 16).
 

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Most women are attracted to men who are macho or masculine in appearance and behavior. But certain women prefer men who are more feminine.

According to Psychology Today, macho men have exaggerated masculine traits that women find valuable. They also think macho men are more virile and make good biological fathers.

Women who prefer feminine men usually have a past history that includes physical abuse or rape. Such women consider feminine men to be more sensitive, gentler and kinder than masculine men.

"In some circumstances, masculine qualities are more valuable. In others, a more feminine partner might be the better choice. The results of 15 years of research consistently show that women prefer masculine men more for a short-term fling than for marriage, perhaps because macho men are generally less committed."

A research study by Glasgow University's Iris Holzleitner tested 500 women who rated the attractiveness of a set of male faces that had been manipulated to appear more feminine or more masculine.

Holzleitner found that, generally, women most preferred male faces that were moderately masculine.

Women also differed in their preferences according to their own attractiveness: Women who thought they were highly attractive didn't find feminine male faces very attractive at all.

Women who thought of themselves as less attractive were more attracted to men with feminine features, according to Holzleitner.

Dwyane Wade's ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches spent Mother's Day with her sons. Siohvaughn posted Instagram photos of her Mother's Day get-together with her sons, Zion and Zaire Wade and Zaire's girlfriend.

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