Dwyane Wade Praises Transgender Daughter Zaya, Reveals He Fears for Her Safety

Dwyane Wade always has his daughter’s back — but he also got real about his fears as the parent of a transgender child.

The Miami Heat alum also addressed anti-trans politics,

inviting lawmakers to experience life how his oldest daughter does by spending a day in her shoes.

“To me, it’s a joke. This is our life. We live this.

When you’re out there making rules, if you’re not experiencing this,” Wade remarked.

“Come and live a day with my daughter. Come and see how it is to walk through this world as her.”

While voicing his fears and anger at transphobic laws, the retired athlete also praised Zaya

for the lessons she’s taught him through her gender identity journey.

In addition to Zaya and her brother Zaire, 20 (both of whom he shares with ex Siohvaughn Funches), Wade is also dad to son Xavier,