Pistons’ Reggie Bullock Fights for LGBTQ Equality

Vice Sports' Documentary Follows Bullock on his Journey Into LGBTQ Activism

BTL Staff
By | 2019-01-30T14:36:06-04:00 January 30th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Reggie Bullock, a small forward and shooting guard for the Detroit Pistons, said he didn’t know how many transgender lives were lost to violence until his sister, Mia Henderson, was murdered in July 2014 in Baltimore.
“Actually looking at the numbers of what goes on within the transgender community, particularly dealing with the African-American community, is at a super high rate,” he said in the new Vice Sports’ documentary which follows Bullock on his journey into LGBTQ activism.
Those numbers, according to Mic’s 2016 project, “Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives,” show that one in 2,600 transgender women of color between 14 and 34-years-old, is murdered, compared to one in 12,000 in the general population.
This, compounded by his  sister’s murder, moved Bullock, a straight man, to educate others about the humanity of transgender individuals, and the alarming rates of violence they face.
Today, Bullock serves as an ally to LGBTQ people, and has appeared at events like NYC Pride, the GLAAD Media Awards and the NBA Voices event for LGBTQ Youth and Allies.
Watch the full documentary on YouTube online.

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