Gay is working with a women's shelter to promote the national debut of a mobile app designed to help victims of domestic violence. The "RUSafe" app has been available in Pittsburgh for several months and will be made available nationally on iPhones and Androids beginning Nov. 1. The app, designed by the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, gives users a brief questionnaire and provides the option of connecting to the nearest domestic violence hotline or 911.
The app has already helped over 20 victims in Pittsburgh get the help they need. Gay has become a leading advocate for domestic violence victims. His mother, Carolyn Hall, was killed by her husband when Gay was a child.