Detroit Pistons guard, Reggie Bullock has called for the NBA to incorporate support for LGBTI rights into sports.
Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Bullock proposed a colourful idea to the National Basketball Association on Twitter, suggesting hitting the courts in rainbow-coloured jerseys to “incorporate #LGBTQ into sports.”
Bullock encouraged the NBA to “make it happen” in his lifetime Tweeting:
— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) April 22, 2018
Bullock who has been a public supporter and an outspoken advocate of LGBTI rights for much of his NBA career, and has become a cause particularly close to his heart, following the murder of his transgender sister, Mia Henderson, in July 2014.
Earlier this year, the Pistons posted a video on social media showing Bullock meeting with representatives from GLAAD and Athlete Ally. The video featured Bullock showing off an “LGBTQ” tattoo he has on his left leg next to another tattoo memorialising his sister.
Following the death of @ReggieBullock35‘s transgender sister Mia Henderson, he has pledged to take a stand for Transgender awareness and acceptance. He met with representatives of @GLAAD & @AthleteAlly & hosted a Pride Night to show his support for the LGBTQ community. pic.twitter.com/cOOsFbuYtl
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 31, 2018
In response to Bullock’s encouragement, the NBA has since shown a league-wide interest in building an LGBTI-inclusion message.