GLORIA is an elaborate fiction. A narrative that tells the story of a young boy and his experience with struggle and content. Comfort and conflict. A statement about the death of the adolescent, toeing the line between boyhood and a masculine realization. It is a reality in which the subject is passive, yet confrontational. Windows into intimate moments existing somewhere in a time before or a time after an action of conflict or desire. It is a form of self defense and vulnerability. A dramatic pageant subverting machismo culture and aggression while celebrating its homoerotic subtexts. GLORIA is the story of my identity as a gay man and the men I have encountered. This is the story of coming of age, the loss of innocence, of struggle and pain. This is a story of love and loss, of comfort and conflict.