This is pretty much where we are in 2020.
Actor Hill Harper the post by Gabrielle Union on Instagram wishing Zaya Wade happy Birthday, so he jumped in the comments and did the same. Except, he got blasted when he added ‘young man’ to his comment.
Once Twitter got hold of this information, they proceeded to let Harper have it and accuse of him of misgendering him.
Harper has since apoligized on Twitter.
It was earlier this year when Wade took to the Ellen Show and announced that Zion was no more, and was not only transgender, but going as the new name, Zaya.
“Me and my wife — my wife Gabrielle Union — we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re proud allies, as well.”
“We take our roles and our responsibilities as parents very seriously,” Wade told Ellen DeGeneres, adding that he and Union, 47, feel it is their job as parents give their kids the “best information that we can, the best feedback that we can, and that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it.”
“Yeah,” Zaya said. “I know it can get tough. Definitely. But I think you push through and you be the best you. Especially more recently it’s become more accepting, even though there are still obviously a lot of people out there who still are set more in the ‘back in their days’ way of mind. But I think even through hard times, you gotta just push through.”
“It’s worth it. I feel like it’s very worth it when you reach that point of yourself,” she said. “Like you can look in the mirror and say hi to yourself, like nice to meet you, instead of, ‘I don’t really know who I am.’”