An NBA player showed his LGBTQ tattoo to come out for equality after he saw first hand the violent consequences of transphobia.
Reggie Bullock, who plays for the Detroit Pistons, has a tattoo that says “LGBTQ” on his left calf.
The letters are part of a permanent memorial to his sister that he carries with him. In 2014, his sister Mia Henderson was killed. Henderson was transgender.
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Earlier this year, Bullock wore shoes with “Equality” written all over them and his sister’s name on the soles at a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
He is also working with GLAAD to become a spokesperson for equality within the NBA.