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  • Dwyane Wade says trans daughter Zaya has identified as a girl since age 3

    I'm not sure if this story has gotten any air time outside of the US but it has been a hot topic (especially on social media) lately.
    A few celebrities have come out against D Wade and his family.
    The former NBA star spoke to "Good Morning America" about the 12-year-old publicly coming out as transgender.

  • #2
    Commendable!

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    • #3
      She is lucky to have an understanding parent.

      And I have seen some negative reactions from "celebrities" and surprise surprise - it's rappers. While it doesn't come as a surprise, at least the whole rap community which is very anti-LGBT can learn to keep their mouth shut.
      I have received many gifts from God,
      but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
      .

      Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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      • #4
        I'm by no means an expert in the context of transexuality, but I'm looking back at my own biography. When I was at kindergarten age, I liked to play with dolls, pretended to wear a dress by putting a towel around my waist and stuff like that. I was basically fooling around and my parents never worried about that. Now what would've happened if they judged that I was transgender based on my behavior or preferences at that time? 20 years later, I'm fully fine being a man, don't have a problem with my sexual organs, wear men's clothes, go to the gym to build up muscles and have a beard. So my personal (yet of course not professional) opinion would be not to label the child or lead it into a certain direction too early. It could very well just be a phase and if he/she still feels like that at an adult age, he/she could still do the whole transitioning process.
        Last edited by theMathematician; Thu February 20, 2020, 21:20.
        Is it offensive to fall in love with you and everything you do
        and everything you stand for?
        Could I break through your invisible wall, could I hide my pride for once,
        just to tell you that I see more?

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        • Debs_Wild
          Debs_Wild commented
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          Out of sheer curiosity, do you identify as straight or gay nowadays?

        • theMathematician
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          I identity as No. 5 on the Kinsey scale.

      • #5
        Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
        I'm by no means an expert in the ontext of transexuality, but I'm looking back at my own biography. When I was at kindergarten age, I liked to play with dolls, pretended to wear a dress by putting a towel around my waist and stuff like that. I was basically fooling around and my parents never worried about that. Now what would've happened if they judged that I was transgender based on my behavior or preferences at that time? 20 years later, I'm fully fine being a man, don't have a problem with my sexual organs, wear men's clothes, go to the gym to build up muscles and have a beard. So my personal (yet of course not professional) opinion would be not to label the child or lead it into a certain direction too early. It could very well just be a phase and if he/she still feels like that at an adult age, he/she could still do the whole transitioning process.
        Same experience.

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        • #6
          But no one is leading her. She wants to be known as “she/her”. I have seen most comments focus on the “sex part” specifically sex organs and sex reassignment surgery. D Wade never mentioned transitioning.

          Of course Zaya may feel differently in a few years but so what? I have seen so many ignorant comments online that I am disgusted! I definitely need a break from social media.

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          • #7
            Rappers are trash and disgusting as usual, what's new?
            Cha Cha Instructor

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            • #8

              Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
              I'm by no means an expert in the context of transexuality, but I'm looking back at my own biography. When I was at kindergarten age, I liked to play with dolls, pretended to wear a dress by putting a towel around my waist and stuff like that. I was basically fooling around and my parents never worried about that. Now what would've happened if they judged that I was transgender based on my behavior or preferences at that time? 20 years later, I'm fully fine being a man, don't have a problem with my sexual organs, wear men's clothes, go to the gym to build up muscles and have a beard. So my personal (yet of course not professional) opinion would be not to label the child or lead it into a certain direction too early. It could very well just be a phase and if he/she still feels like that at an adult age, he/she could still do the whole transitioning process.

              Originally posted by Hejira View Post

              Same experience.
              Playing with toys (the difference between female and male toys is a social construct anyway, why wouldn't boys play with dolls or girls with cars? Because your daddy thinks it's girly/boyish and doesn't like it?) and pretending to wear a dress is one thing. The more important thing is what's going on in your head. Are you pretending to wear female clothes because it's fun, or is it something you feel more comfortable wearing and wish you could wear all the time? Kids pretend and dress up like they're robbers and cops when they play. They don't end up being either of those in 99% of the case. To sum it up - did any of you wish to actually be a girl instead of a boy for a very long period of time?

              Does saying your name is Tom make you feel more comfortable than if you'd say you are named Anna or vice versa? And this is not something you can call a phase. If she was showing signs and asking about it since her third year and she's now 12, then obviously it ain't a phase. From what I've read it wasn't a short road - they checked with specialists, educated themselves about the whole thing.

              I have received many gifts from God,
              but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
              .

              Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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              • #9
                Of course, I am generalizing to an extent, yet I think a lot of little boys at least tried to wear their mommy's high heels or tried the lipstick, because it is so sparkly, shiny, bright, colourful in comparison to the casual dad's attire. I am not in any way an expert on those issues but maybe the age 3 is a bit too early, but obviously at the age 12 it's more than a phase or curiousity.
                Waffles are checked cookies

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by spiritboy View Post
                  Rappers are trash and disgusting as usual, what's new?
                  This!
                  Haven't been early since '88

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                  • #11
                    Studies have shown that most children by the ages of 3-5 will talk about not being their gender.

                    Kudos to Dwyane Wade and his wife.

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