‘Unconditional Love’ for Son: Dwyane Wade Praise Fellow Father of a Trans Child Marlon Wayans “I Honour Him”

This month, Marlon Wayans discussed his upcoming comedy special during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” revealing that it would center around his 23-year-old gay son, Kai. He emphasized the focus on his personal journey as a parent, detailing the transition from confusion and uncertainty to embracing and unconditionally loving his child.

“I talk about the change—not their transition, but my transition as a parent, from not knowing what was going on to loving and accepting them no matter what,” Wayans shared. “I believe that many parents need to hear that. I understand; I’m taking care of it. I was going through a lot of pain.”

Dwyane Wade, whose daughter Zaya is transgender, praised Wayans at the GQ Men of the Year party in West Hollywood. Wade acknowledged the importance of love and acceptance within families, particularly in the Black community, where such conversations may be challenging.

“If we love each other no matter what, I think we can learn things we didn’t know or were not taught, especially in the Black community,” Wade expressed. “I applaud Marlon for speaking out about what happened with his child, just like I have. Our words are the only ones speaking for our kids right now, until they get a chance to take the mic and speak for themselves. I give him my salute.”

Wade emphasized that Wayans’ narrative is a personal one, reflecting his unique experiences and challenges. He highlighted the importance of fathers sharing their perspectives and discussing how they navigated similar situations.

Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, have been vocal supporters of LGBTQ rights since their daughter came out as transgender at the age of 12. Wade previously offered advice to parents of transgender children, encouraging them to hold onto the love they felt for their child from the moment of birth.

“This is his experience and what he’s going through,” Wade added, emphasizing the value of individuals sharing their stories authentically. “It’s great for dads to talk about them from their own point of view and share how they had to deal with them.”