Ex-NBA star Dwyane Wade’s son, born Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, has legally changed his first name to Zaya in an L.A. court on Friday and is now officially a “female,” even in the face of opposition over the move from his birth mother.
The teen, who has gone by Zaya since 2020 and wants to be seen as a girl, also won permission from the Los Angeles Superior Court to change gender markers on official documents, according to People.
Wade’s son first came out as transgender in 2020 and made his first appearance as a transgender girl in March of that year.
That “re-introduction” came a month after the couple went public to proudly support the boy, who decided to be known as a girl named Zaya going forward.
“Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union…we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re proud allies as well,” Wade told Ellen DeGeneres…