New York Giants player Victor Cruz gives assist to gay bullied teen

Since he came out in middle school, Joey experienced constant bullying from his peers. He faced discrimination, abuse, and threats that lead him to contemplating suicide. The harassment mostly took place in the school’s locker room. Years later, Joey was able to move beyond the anti-LGBT harassment and engage in LGBT advocacy. Recently, Victor Cruz, the New York Giants wide receiver, helped Joey continue to move forward from the painful past by giving him a tour of the Giants locker room.

“Now, thanks to Victor Cruz, he gets an opportunity to clear another hurdle: revisiting a locker room, a place that still conjures up painful memories. Cruz takes Joey on a tour of the New York Giants locker room to help him put the agony of his past truly behind him. Joey gains closure he needs to continue on his path to full recovery and learns to Never Say Never to overcoming his fears.”

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