"Athletics is the next frontier for gay rights," Jay explained to NYU Local. "When you look at the civil rights movement, it wouldn’t have been as successful if a person like Jackie Robinson hadn’t been there. I really hope that a gay athlete comes out soon. I think that professional sports these days are just a business and these players know that it could hurt the brand and the bottom line if they came out."
Other LGBT individuals in the video include Jolie Ward, who is NYU's head women's volleyball coach, as well as Scott Donie, NYU's assistant swimming and diving coach. "Too often, people are bullied for their sexual orientation or their perceived sexual orientation," Donie says. "As a diver and an athlete, this is something I experienced growing up."
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