This powerful collection depicts queer people with a strong sense of identity who are compelled to hide their true selves for the sake of someone else’s comfort. In these tales that reveal the light and dark pathways out of living a double life, a South Asian lesbian placates her traditional mother, a closeted politician’s ambitions force his lover into a grave decision, a trans woman decides whether to come out to her new admirer, and a gifted student hesitates to introduce her prom date to a longtime friend.
When tragedy interrupts their secret seaside tryst, the prospect of going public brings two men to a standoff.
Gia is a “stealth” transgender woman — able to pass as cis, but still contending with her love interest at work and a run-in with the Unicorn Gang.
A young Indian woman living in Australia gets a call from her mother back home.
Lucky devises a plan to be able to afford taking her girlfriend to prom, while hiding the relationship from her longtime best friend.
An openly gay teacher must choose a course of action when his sister asks him to step back into the closet for her wedding in Turkey.
This queer love story follows a Dominican teenager in the Bronx on a Saturday afternoon.