Dwyane Wade Admits He’s ‘Afraid’ For Trans Daughter Zaya’s Safety

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Dwyane Wade says that he fears for the life of his transgender daughter Zaya Wade every time she leaves the house.

“As blessed as it is for my daughter to have parents who can support her, I’m still afraid every moment she leaves the house. And not just because of gun violence, but because of the way people perceive her in this world,” he told CNN.

“To me, it’s a joke,” he said. “This is our life. We live this. When you’re out there making rules, if you’re not experiencing this. Come and live a day with my daughter. Come and see how it is to walk through this world as her.”

Wade says his daughter taught him how to be confident.

“I went years without telling my chef that I don’t like cilantro on my burger, as an adult, it took me years to have the confidence to say that. My daughter, at 8 years old, had the confidence to say, ‘This is who I am. This is who I want to be.'”

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