My contribution to this year's Charity Sip Blitz is Teammates, which actually started out as a Christmas story several months before we even started talking about the charity sip project. Then Cory told Jeff, "It gets better," and the proverbial light bulb went off in my head. In addition to supporting the It Gets Better Project, I've been a huge Dan Savage fangirl ever since I saw him circa 1995--in drag, wearing a priest's cassock, and performing gay marriages--speaking at my college.
Here's the story blurb: When Cory’s car breaks down just as he’s heading home for winter break, the last thing he expects is Jeff, the school’s star basketball player -- and Cory’s secret crush -- to offer him a ride. Cory’s even more surprised to find out his feelings might be returned, but Jeff’s parents’ angry reaction to Jeff’s coming out may pose an obstacle. Will Cory have the chance to show Jeff that things get better or will Jeff run back into the closet?