Reggie Bullock, a forward with the Detroit Pistons, will take the stage at GLAAD’s New York Media Awards on Saturday to talk about his support for LGBTQ inclusion. Bullock has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ acceptance and equality since his transgender sister, Mia Henderson, was murdered.

“What happened to Reggie Bullock’s sister Mia Henderson was a tragedy and shouldn’t happen to anyone,” adds Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of transgender media and representation. “But the fact that Reggie Bullock wants to use this as an opportunity to talk about his support for LGBT people, and especially for transgender women, is really incredible.”

Introducing Bullock at the GLAAD Media Awards will be actresses Amiyah Scott and Angelica Ross, who will speak about their own experiences as trans women of color.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Outsports is nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia, for a piece about gay former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan.

The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo.

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