Dwyane Wade Thanks Boosie, Critics for ‘Hating’ on Parenting: ‘We’re Starting Conversations’ Dwyane Wade was a guest on I Am Athlete podcast. The episode was on parenting. D-Wade spoke about his daughter Zaya. He said at age three he and Gabrielle Union noticed then-Zion was different and discussed the possibility he was gay and how they would handle it. At age 8 Zion opened up to the family about being gay. At age 12 Zion came out as transgender and adopted the name Zaya. D-Wade thanks Boosie and others who have criticized his parenting, because you are allowing the conversation to keep going forward. We might not have all the answers but we’re growing from each conversation.