The time is 1969. Homosexuality is still considered a mental illness. The Stonewall riots have just occurred. Two army psychiatrists are working on a presentation about “full inclusion into the tribe”—how a sense of belonging to the majority group prevents soldiers from breaking down in combat. The younger psychiatrist has a secret: Will he be turned away from his “tribe” if his friends and colleagues find out that he is gay? Adam’s “secret” is set in relief as the older psychiatrist has just received an emergency phone call about one of his patients—a soldier being dishonorably discharged for having a male lover.