“I fear for the safety of my 15-year-old transgender daughter every time she leaves the house,” said NBA legend Dwyane Wade

BASKETBALL icon Dwyane Wade said he was petrified for his daughter’s safety “every moment she leaves our house”.

The NBA legend admitted he’s scared to death for 15-year-old Zaya for how she’s perceived.

Dwyane Wade with Zaya Wade and partner Gabrielle Union in March 2020

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Dwyane Wade with Zaya Wade and partner Gabrielle Union in March 2020Photo credit: Getty
Dwayne Wade and daughter Zaya were photographed in Hollywood earlier this year

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Dwayne Wade and daughter Zaya were photographed in Hollywood earlier this yearPhoto credit: AFP
The NBA legend spoke at the TIME 100 Summit in New York this week

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The NBA legend spoke at the TIME 100 Summit in New York this weekPhoto credit: Getty

Zaya publicly came out as transgender in February 2020 with dad Dwyane by her side.

Miami Heat hero Wade is full of support for his daughter.

But he revealed at the TIME 100 Summit in New York this week that he fears for their safety.

Wade said, “As blessed as it is for my daughter to have parents who can support her, I still dread when she leaves our home.

“And not just because of gun violence, but because of the way people perceive it in this world.

“Come and live with my daughter for a day. Come and see what it’s like to walk through this world as her.”

It comes as more states pass laws barring trans women from competing in women’s sports.

Louisiana has just joined Florida, Alabama and Texas in implementing the law.

Wade added, “To me, it’s a joke. This is our life. We live this.

“If you’re out there making rules and if you’re not experiencing this and you’re not living this and you’re just out there signing off and legislating, that’s not right. this is a joke

“We’re not going to close the book if someone is gay, bisexual, transgender – we can’t close the book on that!”

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