Reggie Bullock calls for rainbow NBA jerseys
Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Bullock proposed a colorful idea on Twitter, according to HuffpostQueer. Playing basketball in a rainbow-colored jersey to “incorporate #LGBTQ into sports.”
The small forward encouraged the NBA to “make it happen” in his lifetime:
Bullock has long been an outspoken advocate for LGBT+ rights.
It’s a cause particularly close to him because his transgender sister, Mia Henderson, was found murdered in Baltimore in July 2014.
He has hosted an LGBT+ Pride Night, and even gotten the words “LGBTQ” tattooed on his calf next to Mia’s name.
As for the NBA, its slowly been making strides at being a more inclusive organization.
In early 2014, Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in any of North America’s major professional sports leagues when he signed with the New Jersey Nets.
Similar to what Bullock proposes, the NBA previously partnered with GLSEN, which works to end anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools, and retailer Fanatics to celebrate Pride Month by offering T-shirts with rainbow-colored NBA logos.
The Gayly. April 24, 2018. 12:15 p.m. CST.