The locker room is born.
The locker room is still first and foremost an empty space.
Humanity brings everything else into that space, from the dreams to the wood to the showers to the plumbing to the slogans on the wall, to the love, hate, smiles, laughter, fear, understanding, misunderstanding, heart, mind, spirit … what’s inside your soul, at the core.
Remember your core? Feel your core?
Can anyone change your core?
Can you change anyone else’s core?
Can you change how you feel about anyone else’s core?
The locker room is just an empty space.
Your choice what you bring to that space.
As the quarterback and leader of this team, I, Walter Yeager, am bringing into the locker room a winning attitude, so I can get another ring, because when my career is over, people aren’t going to ask me about the locker room.
People are gonna wanna know about these! (flashes rings) … You can be a player who has some of these! (flashes rings) … Or … you can be a player who talks about how you didn’t want to be naked in a room of a hundred men, all because one of them chose to be honest about who he loves back at home.
Your choice, always and forever. This much is true.
by Randy Boyd
A Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Romance
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