Reggie Bullock and Mia Henderson
Slain Baltimore Trans Woman Was Sibling to NBA Star

By Parker Marie Molloy

Originally published on Advocate.com July 21 2014 5:19 PM ET

Last week 26-year-old transgender woman Mia Henderson was found murdered in an alley on Baltimore's northwest side. Shortly after news of her death became public, 23-year-old Los Angeles Clippers player Reggie Bullock revealed on Twitter that he and Henderson were siblings.

Bullock starred in college at the University of North Carolina from 2010 through 2013 before being selected by the Clippers with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Bullock appeared in 43 games for the Clippers during his rookie season, averaging 9.2 minutes and 2.7 points per game.

Referring to Henderson by her given name and calling her his "brother," Bullock issued a quick series of tweets, praising his sibling for helping him realize the importance of living a genuine life and to not care what others think. Bullock thanked his fans and followers for their outpouring of support.

All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your "OWN LIFE" love you soo much man. Gone but not forgotten #RIPKEVIN

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 16, 2014

Atleast I sent the last LOVE YOU to my brother

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 16, 2014

@CatherineABC2 he lived his own life that's all I really want ppl to know...he was one that loved me and his immediate family to death.

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 17, 2014

@CatherineABC2 never cared what others thought..always tried to keep people smiling and would do anything for me

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 17, 2014

@Miss_Star87 thanks a lot..y'all community have my biggest support

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 17, 2014

@glampickman no doubt I'm pushing and supporting that community for life just because any person should be able to live there own life

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 17, 2014

I got all the txts and calls from every1 and if I didn't call/txt bck thanks for callin and checking up on me, much love to those people!!

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 17, 2014

Staying strong and continuing to work!! #all4youbro

— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) July 18, 2014

Henderson's death occurred just one month after Baltimore trans woman Kandy Hall was murdered. Police have yet to name any suspects in either of these cases.

According to Bullock's Twitter account, services will be held for Henderson Thursday at 2 p.m. at United American Free Will Baptist Denomination Headquarters, located at 1011 University St., Kinston, N.C. 

Contributor: 
Parker Marie Molloy