Ryan is a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Though he's yet to come out to his devoutly religious mother - and his school has a hostile stance towards homosexuality - Ryan is able to confide in two classmates who are also gay. In order to continue doctoral studies at the university of his dreams, Ryan must complete his thesis on "The Divine Gift of Love". At the same time, he begins a relationship with a man he has met on the Internet who seems perpetually unable to commit. With the pain of unrequited love and the inability to share his fears with his mother deepening, Ryan struggles with finishing his thesis and holding on to his faith.