Former college basketball player Will Sheridan, who played for the Villanova Wildcats, privately came out to his teammates as a freshman in 2003, and the team knew about his sexuality throughout his college career. Later, in a 2011 interview, Sheridan publicly came out. Speaking about his experience in 2013, he said his teammates didn't treat him any differently, but his dad still struggles. Sheridan explained, "My dad to this day goes back and forth. He's like, 'I want you to get married.' I say, 'I can have kids.' He says, 'You need to marry a woman' — all that old-school thought. I say, 'I can get married.' At the end of the day, you don't have to support the gay community. But I'm your son. Just support me."
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