“Let’s get one thing straight up front. I AM NOT SERON! My name is Lee. I am a different kind of man, but a man nonetheless. I know what you thinking after reading the things Seron said about me. Yes, I like sex. I mean, I’m awesome at it and haven’t had any complaints so why not have as much as I can? Besides, I’m an educated, working black man with my own place. I have a job and pay my taxes. Family values? My mama and family are taken care of. God? I love me some Jesus and He loves me and that is all you need to know! Love? Look, I did that whole thing. Nope, it didn’t end great but I’m cool. I don’t need to try that again. Scared? Naw, I’m not scared. Honestly, there’s nobody I’m feeling anyway. Well, there is one guy but, that’s a long story. Regardless, I’m the type of guy that is always on the move and the only way that love stuff will catch me again is from behind.”
Seron (the central character), receives a message that a former love interest, Calvin is deathly ill and returns to the home and past from which he had fled seven plus years earlier. Over the course of a 3 day weekend he reacquaints himself with his family and friends in his hometown of Chicago. Seron repeatedly puts off visiting Calvin in the hospital,the primary reason for his visit, mostly because Seron fears that he has infected Calvin with HIV. The familiar faces and scenery forces him to finally address internal feelings of insecurity regarding his homosexuality, HIV positive status and mixed results with romantic relationships. In the end Seron begins a long overdue process of healing and self acceptance.