Ken brought my hand to his lips and kissed it. I’d been paying so much attention to Ken, I didn’t know what happened during the game. I don’t think anyone cared too much what the outcome was after Ken’s at bat.

“Do you know who won?” I asked Cooper, who automatically translated into sign language for Shawn.

Shawn laughed his odd laugh and signed something back. He looked at Ken, who had an arm wrapped possessively around my waist.

Cooper grinned. “Shawn says it looks like you did, Jordie.

We have probably all seen teachers who would pick a student up by the scruff of the neck for saying ‘Shit,’ but who would walk by without a word when overhearing that same student taunting a classmate, calling him a ‘fag.’ It is often easier not to intervene – even when there is a clear-cut victim. It’s out in the hall. It isn’t our business. It isn’t our problem.

But our inactions, like our actions, define who we are and what are true values are.

Most people who are would each not be in love with their partner, if they did not have the kind of genitals they have.

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