Jay Hayes, an NYU student (and former Joonbug staffer!), is taking on the fight against stigmas LGBT youth in sports often face. Hayes is currently the the captain of the men's volleyball team at New York University and wants to help knock down the barriers LGBT individuals experience as athletes. In conjunction with The Trevor Project, Hayes produced and starred in "It Gets Better," a video to help bring awareness to an often ignored issue.
"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."
Where do I begin... well maybe at the fact I haven't slept in 26 hours! Why, you might ask? For Lady Gaga of course! Yes all you Little Monsters out there, I was there this morning in Rockefeller Center for the sheer madness and beauty that Lady Gaga is. After meeting my friends in line at 9 p.m. last night we preceded to wait 9 hours for the show of our lives. The time went by surprisingly fast with help from my faithful line companions. We met gorgeous Little Monsters from all over the place: London, Ireland, Poland, and Chicago. Each and everyone amped me up for the show in their own way. I was getting random, but amazing, facts from these Monsters that made me love Lady Gaga more than I already did! Is that even possible? Yep!