03/25/2015 10:46 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jason Collins Coaches Gay Athletes And Celebs On The Art Of Coming Out

Jason Collins and Conner Mertens, the first active NBA star and college football player to come out, respectively, open up about the unique struggle closeted athletes face.

“You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” proclaimed former NBA star Tim Hardaway. “I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States.”

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