Zion Malachi Airamis Wade Comes Out As Gay, Dwyane Wade Opens Up

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Zion Malachi Airamis Wade Comes Out As Gay, Dwyane Wade Opens Up

Zion Malachi Airamis Wade is well known among tabloids as the daughter of NBA Hall Of Fame player Dwyane Wade. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she is attaining her education from  Sierra Canyon School.

She first came to the media's attention following her hospitalization in November 2015 for an unknown ailment. As a result, her dad took some time off from the field to play for his team.

Birthday, Coming Out, Parents Support

Zion (born on  29th May 2007) came in terms of her sexuality at a very young age. She disclosed her gay sexuality among family members in 2018 while she was only 11 years old. Likewise, she came out publicly a year later after she was spotted in the LGBT community parade alongside her family.

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While biologically a male gender, Zion chooses to refer herself through her sexuality as "she".Also, on several occasions, her father Dwyane Wade refers to her using female pronouns during interviews.

Moreover, her father publicly expressed his support for her and even shared about how she helped him in becoming a better father and teaching about maturity, acceptance. During Dwayne's interview with Showtime podcast All the Smoke in 2019, he shared,

 “My 12-year-old son has way more strength than I have. You can learn something from your kids."

Zion Malachi Airamis Wade with father Dwyane Wade in December 2019 (Photo: Dwyane Wade's Instagram)

Furthermore, her father's support hasn't been limited to solely her but to the gay community as well.

In order to support the LGBT youth her parents gave 50 percent of the proceeds to the cause from the sales of their self designed t-shirts which read: "Please remain inclusive and dedicated 2 equality."

Parents, Siblings Details

Zion's father Dwayne Wade is a well-known name in the sports arena as he is a former NBA star who mostly played for the Miami Heat team. He was previously married to Siohvaughn Funches, Zion's biological mother.

She is an author and public speaker who was married to Dwayne from 2002 to 2010. However, their divorce process was quite long and a messy one since Zion's dad filed for sole custody of Zion and her older brother Zaire Wade.

Zion Malachi Airamis with mother Siohvaughn Funches and brother Zaire Wade in 5th July 2016 (Photo:  Siohvaughn Funches's Instagram)

As a result, today, Zion resides with her stepmother Gabrielle Union whom her dad married on 30th August 2014.

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Following her father's second marriage, her half-sister Kaavia James Wade arrived in the world on 7th November 2018.

Zion Malachi Airamis Wade's father Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union holding her sister Kaavia James Wade on November 2018 (Photo: liverampup.com)

But, she was conceived through a surrogate mother due to Gabrielle's fertility issues.