Why? I don’t understand how people are supporting this young man at the age of twelve identifying himself as a girl. Going as far as changing his name to Zaya? Its insane to me because at twelve years old, your mind is not even developed enough to make that type of decision. Twelve year old children should not be able to make a life changing decision at such a young age. I am all n support of being there for your child’s wants and needs if they enjoy girl toys or activities. But when it come to identifying, changing of the name and making a media fool out of my child, I cant agree with. I understand someone that is a teen maybe even an adult who has experienced a few things even understand the potential discrimination and back lash that comes with that lifestyle, but twelve years old, isn’t right. I feel like the media is making a mockery out of the Wade’s.
Black men are already emasculated based on racism and stereotypes so now we are promoting a movement of young black boys to go into the world and act like girls. I see that picture of Dwayne Wade and Gabriel Union standing up there cheesing while their son “Zaya” unknowingly feels excited to come out and be “accepted by the world.” He cant be ready for the ridicule and back lash that’s to come. I think the right thing to do is give the boy time, not support him in a name and sex change. He is too young. The mind has not experienced or developed enough. Why is he wearing fake nails? Whats next?
I am a supporter of the gay community and support freedom of choice but when it comes to children, NO! Wait live a bit more before you put everything on front street. I am sure the media is eating this up. Yes I have heard that many in the LGBT communities knew they were different at a certain age, but there is a reason they come out as adults- your mind has to experience and develop to be certain. I just cant agree that 12 years old is enough. What are your thought? Thanks for Reading!