The small town of Welko, Utah, should have a warning posted on the city limits sign, stating that homosexuals need not apply. This point is driven home to Dr. Dan Baxter, who’s called out several times to treat men and women who’ve been harmed by homophobes. Shy by nature and inhibited by his past, Dan lives a solitary life. He longs for love, but knows a relationship with another man would endanger himself and his son, Marty.
Billy Webber is Marty’s best friend, and they always kick off summer vacation by spending the first day together. When Dan and Marty arrive at Billy’s house Monday afternoon, they discover that police sergeant Lloyd Webber, Billy’s stepfather, has severely beaten the young man. Billy reveals that he’s endured such abuse before and was trying to leave. Fearing for Billy’s life, Dan takes the young man home with him, and calls on friend and attorney Rob Sheridan to help legally protect Billy.
From these painful and uncertain beginnings, the four men struggle to find their way to love and acceptance.