As social media and technology continue to connect millions across the world with their favorite celebrities, stars are using their platform to spotlight certain issues now more than ever.
The NBA has been one of the most socially conscious sports leagues as of late and Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock is just the latest player to speak out. One of the more underrated players in the league, Bullock has had a passion for learning about the LGBTQ community ever since the death of his transgender sister in 2014. The Pistons posted a vid on Bullock and his activism to their Twitter account:
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
A lot of players have voiced their support for one social issue or another in recent months and a lot of times, those matters hit very close to home. Reggie Bullock’s situation is no exception as his sister, a member of the community, was murdered just years back.
Whether it be gun violence, LGBT rights or anything else relevant in today’s society, it’s inspiring to see these players use their platform. The issues these men discuss are more than deserving of national attention but sometimes just need that major public figure to bring it into the conversation.
Since the death of his sister, this is what Bullock has aimed to do with LGBTQ right and hopes for people to become more aware of this slim but growing demographic. On the season, Bullock is averaging a career year with per-game averages of 11.2 points and 2.5 rebounds.