In a recent court filing, Dwyane Wade says it is “in her best interest” for her 15-year-old transgender daughter Zaya to legally change her name and gender.
the filing was in response to his ex-wifeSiohvaughn Funchess-Wade, who earlier this month tried to prevent Zay, who was born Zion, from getting an updated birth certificate.
The document states, “This petition is not about Seohwon or Dwayne or their prior marriage, it is about what Zaya wants and what is in her best interest. This petition is to empower Zaya to live her truth.” It’s about making.”
The Miami Heat legend said that Zaya has identified as a woman since she was 12, and a name/gender change freed her from the self-doubt that comes from checking a box or signing a name. Will allow to live a more comfortable lifestyle without cloud. which does not reflect his identity.
The filing states, “A court order confirming her identity will allow Zaya to live more comfortably and honestly in all aspects of her life – from simple introductions and ordering food, to applying for a driver’s license and Until filling out college applications.”
Funchess-Wade argued that her ex-husband was trying to profit from Zaya’s transgressions, and that “can exert pressureZaya calls the former NBA star “nonsensical” and “disrespectful to his core” on potential “financial opportunities”.
Both were married in 2007 but got divorced in 2010And there has been a war of words between them recently over Zaya.
“I have given her the opportunity to reach out to Zaya’s teachers, doctors and therapists over the years, and even meet her friends, to gain her own understanding of what our child needs for her life! Won’t!” Wade wrote in an Instagram post earlier this month. “She hasn’t been to a school, recital, graduation, school dance, play date, practice, parent teacher conference, etc. and Zaya has given her every chance to try to get to know her. She won’t do that!
“As a woman who claims to be a good Christian mother, I have yet to see her make any sacrifice or effort to leave her home to participate in her children’s lives in over a decade. Now she is not the same 3 year old child and she is screaming for the world but most importantly her mother!No one in our house will force Zaya or any of our children to do anything against their will , leave alone forcing an identity on them. This is not a game for the kids in my family and certainly not for Zaya. This is her life! Until my wife and our village are broken into pieces after heartbreak Have been helping him to lift it!”
The matter is to be heard on December in Los Angeles,