Dwyane Wade opened up about his fears for the safety of his 15-year-old transgender daughter Zaya.The 40-year-old NBA legend announced in February 2020 that his child, who was born with the name Zion and assigned male at birth, was identifying as transgender, changing her name to Zaya.Wade attended the Time 100 Summit in New York City, where he was interviewed by Poppy Harlow and asked about raising a transgender daughter, while some states are enacting trans sports bans.

Opening up:Dwyane Wade opened up about his fears for the safety of his 15-year-old transgender daughter Zaya Identify:The 40-year-old NBA legend announced in February 2020 that his child, who was born with the name Zion and assigned male at birth, was identifying as transgender, changing her name to Zaya Interview:Wade attended the Time 100 Summit in New York City, where he was interviewed by Poppy Harlow and asked about raising a transgender daughter, while some states are enacting trans sports bansWhen Harlow asked what Wade’s, ‘reaction and message to lawmakers’ after states like Louisiana passed a trans sports ban, Wade pulled no punches, stating, ‘To me, it’s a joke.”This is our life.

We live this, so when you’re out there making rules and if you’re not experiencing this, if you’re not living this, that’s a joke,’ Wade said. ‘Come live a day in my world with my daughter, come and see how it is to walk through this world as her,’ Wade added.