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Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union were among the well-heeled stars at the 2022 Met Gala in NYC on Monday.

Two years ago, Dwyane's child, Zion Wade, came out as a transgender named Zaya.

Since then, Dwyane, 40, and Gabrielle, 49, have become vocal advocates for the transgender community.

A reporter from Variety and asked them to share encouraging words for other dads of trans children.

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The former NBA star offered fatherly advice to other dads of transgender children.

Dwyane said parents should remember the moment they saw their newborn in the hospital - and the love they felt for their child. "Don't let that ever leave you," he said.

"The moment when you were in the hospital and you grabbed your daughter and you looked at your daughter, all the emotions that went through your mind and how much love filled your heart at that moment. Don't let that ever leave you — no matter what. The one thing we do as parents is we find our 'mini-mes' and we try to make them just like us, but our kids are going to be who they are, and it's our job to help mold them and try to push them in the places that they want to go."

Gabby added: "And we believe them when they tell us who they are."

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Dwyane Wade confessed he used to play dress up in his sister's clothes and heels when he was a kid.

Wade revealed his childhood explorations in a discussion about parenting on the "I Am Athlete" podcast. Wade, a father of four, said he wanted to be that parent who loves his children "unconditionally" and "selflessly".

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Wade, 40, said he and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, realized his son Zion, 49, was different early on.

"At three years old, me and my wife looked at each other and said, 'What if? What if Zaya comes home - at the time, the name was Zion - if Zion comes home and says 'Dad I'm gay...' What are you gonna do, sir?"

Wade said:

"The reason we looked at each other is because... as kids, I used to put on heels, I used to put on, I used to do all those things. I'd try to put on, whatever my sisters wear, whatever my sisters did, I'd try to do those things. So at first, I said to myself, 'Ah no, I did that. Zion is just doing the things I did. And then it went further and further and me and my wife had to look at each other and say 'What if?'"

Wade said he looked in a mirror and prepared himself for the day that came when Zaya was 8 years old. Wade said he changed the way he spoke in the locker room and challenged his teammates to change their views on LGBT+ people.

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Wade is also father to son Zaire, 20, daughter Kaavia, 3, and son Xavier,8.

Wade revealed the name his children calls his wife behind closed doors.

"They have a mother. She's not their mother. Right? We call her bonus mom. They don't call her Gab - they call her a totally different name that her family calls her... Nicky. Everyone calls her Nicky. My wife name is Nicky..."

Wade also discussed the relationship Zaya has with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.

"One day they're gonna be able to read what the hell is going on, and that's unfortunate. But, we're never putting shade on their mother. Right? We're not doing any of that. Right? We're the adults. We're the imperfect ones that have made these decisions. The only thing we're gonna do is lift them up. We're gonna lift their mother up and we're gonna lift everyone up. And that's what we all did. We all made sure at all times. No matter the situation - how ugly my divorce was... All we did is pump positive juice into the relationship that they mother would have with Zion and Zaya."

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and Gabrielle Union's Easter photo went viral on Easter Sunday.

The photo shows the former NBA star and his wife posing with their children, daughter Kaavia James, 3, son Zaire Wade, 20, and his girlfriend, Lola.

Also in the photo are Dwyane's transgender child Zaya Wade, 14, formerly Zion, and Zaya's FtM significant other who identifies as a boy named Hudson (see photos below).

It was all too confusing for Dwyane's IG followers who tried to be open minded.

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According to a new poll, 62% of adults say they would be comfortable if their child came out to them as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

Additionally, 24% of adolescents and teenagers now identify as transgender since 2020.

In response to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a transgender treatment ban into law, Dr. Nola Ernest said "86% of transgender youth contemplate suicide, and almost half attempt it."

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Lil Mama sparked outrage on social media when she announced she is starting a "heterosexual movement" to defend straight people against LGBT+ bullying.

"I'm about to start a heterosexual rights movement," the 31-year-old ex-rapper wrote on Instagram last week.

"Y'all fight so hard to be respected and SOME of you, NOT ALL get a kick out bullying people for having an option, how they dress, how their hair and or makeup looks, how much money they have, etc."

Lil Mama, 31, reminded young'ns that there was a time when heterosexuals and homosexuals co-existed peacefully (before sexuality and gender became politicized).

"There are so many people afraid to give their honest opion [sic] because if they do the LGBTQ+ will hear what they want to hear and take statements out of context," she wrote.

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The TV personality, who is sometimes confused for fellow rapper Bow Wow, was quick to say she is not anti-gay but she feels obligated to speak out against the LGBT+ mafia.

"I don't have to prove myself by reminding people that I have loved ones of the LGBTQ+ Community. When I speak I'm not trying to hurt anyone, I'm just speaking my truth, just like you all."

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Lil Mama's posts came on the heels of her disapproving comments about hormone blockers for children to treat gender dysphoria.

"So children are too young to smoke cigarettes, too young to drink alcohol, too young to get a driver's license, too young to go to a club, too young to gamble, too young to rent a car, but old enough to cut off their genitals and/or 'change’ their gender? This is insanity America."

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Among Lil Mama's critics was comedienne/actress Jackée Harry, who tweeted on March 19: "The lip gloss was never really that poppin" -- referring to Lil Mama's hit record.

The 64-year-old "Sister, Sister" star followed up by encouraging her trans followers to be true to themselves.

"Be true to yourself. You were made perfectly. I love you for who you truly are."

But Lil Mama wasn't letting her off so easily, referring to Harry as an "old b***h" who cares more about PC points than protecting Black children.

"Thought you was a Sister Sister, More like Sister Act! That's the problem now. These new young girls don't respect y'all old b****es. Why? Because y'all don't reach out and provide genuine council."

She added:

"You play these internet childish games and end up in a childish mix. WHERE ARE OUR ROLE MODELs? CAUSE IM TIRED OF YALL OLD HOLLYWOOD BULLS***! Kiss my a** Jackie."

Question: Whose side are you on?

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Angela Stanton-King's male-to-female child, Jaybz, took aim at her on social media after the death of his father, aspiring rapper Decatur Slim.

Justin Cody, 39, was shot to death and set on fire in an abandoned vehicle during a violent NBA All-Star weekend in Atlanta.

Cody fathered Jaybz with Stanton-King, and now Jaybz is speaking out against his mother.

"That was the only good parent I had, and he's gone now," said Jaybz, referring to Cody.

As the tears flowed, Jaybz said Cody "was the only family I had" and he wasn't on speaking terms with his mother.

Stanton-King responded angrily at her child for turning his back on the person "that sacrificed for you."

She wondered how Jaybz was so close to his father when the rapper was recently released from a federal penitentiary.

"He got locked up when you was 10 years old. He just came home last year -- now he dead. How is he the only person you ever had?"

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Claudia Jordan expressed concern for 13-year-old male-to-female transgender Zaya Wade after former B2K singer J Boog criticized Michelle Obama for praising Zaya.

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"This is not cool, very demonic," said Boog (pictured). "Using this child for their new agenda. Take away the man - make the woman the new man - and no more reproduction."

Jordan, 47, responded to Boog's rant on her "Cocktails with Queens" web series, saying she shares Boog's sentiment that Zaya is being pushed to be an LGBT+ activist at a tender age.

"I think two things can be possible at the same time. I think the fact that — what Michelle Obama was doing was encouraging to a child. She was looking out for someone — an individual — and other kids that are like that."

The former beauty queen and Miss Teen USA (1990) added:

"On the other hand — I think some people are not properly articulating how uncomfortable they may feel about a child being pushed. They may think that child is being pushed to the front of the agenda — pushed to be the face of this. Now if Zaya is 1000% okay with that, then I'm all for it. It's really none of my business, but I feel like it's our job to talk about these things."

"I just hope that there are no regrets later on," she continued.

"I just want Zaya at the end of it to not feel and pressure. Like if Zaya ever felt like, 'You know what? I don’t feel this way anymore.' Does Zaya feel this uncomfortable, ridiculous amount of pressure to not be able to go back? Not saying that she wants to, but I just feel like [it’s] such a young age to have so much pressure on her shoulders."

Zaya, whose father is retired NBA player Dwyane Wade, came out as homosexual at age 11.
 

 


 

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Michelle Obama took time out of her busy schedule to chat with male-to-female adolescent Zaya Wade.

The former First Lady told Zaya she was proud of the youngster who is ex-NBA star Dwyane Wade's youngest born son, formerly Zion Wade.

The chat was awkward and both participants seemed at a loss for words at times.

What does a grown woman say to a 12-year-old child who is apparently on female hormones and puberty blockers?

"We've already heard so many great things about you," Mrs. Obama said, as the youngster giggled.

Zaya skipped a class to chat with Mrs. Obama who was very appreciative.

"I am just so proud of you, being an amazing role model and embracing your truth right?" Obama said.

Democrats are gently steering more Black boys to try puberty blockers. Joe Biden's assistant health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine previously expressed support for gender confirming surgery in teens.

Dr. Levine, who is openly transgender, said "street youth" should not receive puberty blockers, but proceed immediately to taking cross-sex hormones.

"You're already doing this," Mrs. Obama told Zaya, "so maybe this is for some other young people that are listening."
 


 

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Fans of classic toys were shocked when Hasbro announced a gender neutral makeover for Mr. Potato Head on Thursday.

The company decided to drop the "Mr." and "Mrs." Potato Head for the more gender neutral Potato Head.

The company announced the change would appear on toy boxes later this year. Mr. Potato Head was first introduced to children 70 years ago.

Hasbro announced the toys would reflect today's modern family of two dads and two moms.

"It's a potato. But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with," said Ali Mierzejewski, of The Toy Insider, referring to transgender children.

Liberals celebrated the change, but Hasbro backtracked after a furious public backlash to the company's "woke" agenda.

"Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD."

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Angela Stanton King angered the LGBT+ community when she rejected her trans child earlier this month.

King is one of the invited guests who will speak on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which begins Friday, Feb. 26, in Orlando, Florida.

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech at CPAC. King, who spent two years in prison for her role in Phaedra Parks' car theft ring, was pardoned by Trump last year. She gave birth to her fifth child in prison.

On Feb. 16, King went on a Twitter rant about her biological son, who angered her by transitioning to female.

"I wake up daily thinking about how morals, values, & common sense are no match for societal norms," she tweeted. "Thinking about how I fought for my son & sacrificed to raise him. While his Dad was rotting in prison. Just for him to grow up and decide he wants to be a woman. Seriously wtf."

She added:

"I spent 60k getting a Degree in Psychology. I thought I was losing it. But I leared that it's a psychological disorder 'Gender Dysphoria' & instead of the Government helping our kids they’re pushing it as normal to join forces w/ Big Pharma & line their pockets [sic].

"If you think your child is safe in today's society you got another thing coming. What parent in their right mind wants their child lost? Dismembering their bodies in search of becoming something they'll never be. How tf is that normal?

"Does anyone consider the parents? These predators want my son to believe that I don't love him if I won't accept him as a woman. How f*cking dare you!!"

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A Pennsylvania mom faces charges of fatally shooting her children, including a female-to-male trans.

Krisinda Bright, 48, is accused of fatally shooting her 16-year-old bio daughter, Kiara Bright, a male-identified trans who went by the name Jeffery "JJ" Bright.

Friends say Kiara transitioned at age 11.

Bright also fatally shot her second daughter, Jasmine Cannady, 22.

Interim Police Chief John DeLuca told reporters that, after shooting her children, Bright called 911 and went outside to meet emergency responders and police, WTAE reported.

Bright told dispatchers she shot her children and that the gun she used was unloaded and on the dining room table.

She said she shot one of her children while she was lying in bed. Then she went downstairs and pointed the weapon at her second child, who pleaded with her, saying, "Please don't shoot."

Bright said the gun misfired, but she fixed the jam and then shot her daughter in the face. The child was still moving, so Bright went upstairs to retrieve another weapon before returning and shooting her again because she didn't want the child "to suffer," according to the police report.

Both victims were shot in the head and face, according to the complaint.

Bright is facing two counts of criminal homicide. She is being held without bond in the Beaver County Jail.
 

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Justin Timberlake has teamed up with Apple TV to promote transgenderism in a new film titled Palmer. Timberlake plays a hardened ex-con in the Deep South who befriends a boy who thinks he's a girl.

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According to IMDB.com, the ex-con meets the boy, who is a neighbor from a single parent home, and strikes up an unlikely friendship with him.

The boy, who is constantly bullied by adults and children, is abandoned by his mother, and Timberlakes steps in to raise the boy. No, this isn’t the hick town version of Moonlight.

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Palmer checks off all the diversity and inclusion boxes. Black actress Stacie Davis plays one of the few sympathetic adults in the film. Her film credits include The Wire (2002) and Lottery Ticket (2010).
 

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LeBron James's eldest son Bronny James is over people constantly asking him if he would date Dwyane Wade's MtF transgender child, Zaya Wade.

Zaya, 13, was born a boy named Zion, but he changed his name in 2019 after coming out during a Pride parade in Miami.

Bronny, 15, was repeatedly asked the question during his Twitch livestream sessions. The star high school player was asked by someone if he'd date Zaya Wade.

"Did I just hear that?" Bronny said, while frowning.

In another video, while playing a basketball game, a fan asked if Bronny would "smash" Zaya. He looked perplexed and said, "Why would you ask that?" Before asking his followers to "flame" the person for asking the question.

Bronny, who is heterosexual, has come under scrutiny for mentioning the type of females he is attracted to on TikTok.

Black females were upset when Bronny declared his preference for light-skinned exoticals or Hispanic women.
 

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Gabrielle Union sparked outrage online by posting a quarantine video that shows her and stepson Zaya Wade having harmless fun.

The video shows Zaya wearing an improvised sarong, while Union dances like the tooth fairy.

Union, 47, is married to Zaya's dad, retired NBA star Dwyane Wade, who announced Zaya was a transgender who prefers feminine pronouns.
 

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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.