BIRTHDAY meets HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME.
Brian’s so gay he sweats glitter—it’s impossible to hide. No one knows he hosts the popular podcast—Shampoo Mohawk. Greg’s a super-masc-jock, so it’d totally ruin his image if people discovered he’s just as gay as Brian. And Leslie lives life in the wrong body.
When a hit-and-run shakes their small town to its core, Greg’s left unconscious in a parking lot, and Brian brings the investigation to his podcast, while Leslie is inspired to show her pride. If they can find the courage to step into their truths, they'll learn community is closer than they think.
Your mind was a maze with no map.
You were always lost before a game or gym class. It helped you be oblivious to the boys’ bodies around you. If you zoned out, you wouldn’t be distracted by all the bare skin glistening with sweat, or the firm asses of your teammates and their junk flopping everywhere.
In particular, this evening, you were thinking about language; how the same dudes who called one another homos or queers for missing a pass changed their whole manner of speaking in front of adults or girls. How girls were always hot or fine or stacked, never beautiful or pretty.
That sort of earnestness was for people who gave a shit, and most of your bros tried hard not to get caught caring. Except Paul, your team’s quarterback, who was such a genuinely nice guy that almost no one gave him any real shit—even the good-natured shit talk you traded with the bros you liked best. He sincerely loved God, country, family, his girl, his truck, and his dog. You had almost no doubt that he’d marry his high school sweetheart and die in his hometown satisfied with a small but honest life.