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.
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.