Prayers for Bobby () is a United States television movie, based on the book of the same name by Leroy F. Aarons. It is based on the true story of the life of. Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay.. . Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son [ Leroy Aarons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bobby.

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I had seen the Lifetime movie with Sigourney Weaver in and cried at toward the end. It was hard to like her for so long, then I just wanted to tell her that she was doing good.

You are always in my thoughts. It asks the simple question praeyrs our society — do we really want to have the blood of millions of suicidal young people on our hands because we neglected to let them know how much they’re loved? I truly believe this book could change a lot of peoples opinions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Bobby’s character was so lovely and realistic that my heart still pains for him. He also had a bit part in the movie. He served in the Navy and Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant, then took a prayerd job with the New Haven Journal-Courier. Be the first to discover new talent!


Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

An extremely emotional read, I felt nearly moved to tears at numerous points. Return to Book Page.

This was a bit tedious for me and I skimmed a lot of it. Outside the main theme of the book, it was empowering to read about someone who could previously be perceived as weak and unsure transform into a nationally influential figure with self-confidence built from scratch. Link to the movie YouTube.

Published August 9th by HarperOne first published She later becomes an advocate for gay rights in memory of her son. Retrieved from ” https: The way that Mary comes to understand the role she played in her son’s death is extremely emotional, and I found myself coming to care for and love Mary prayets much as I did Bobby by the end of the story.

I did everything I could to cure him of his sickness. Besides Mary’s moving story, this is a great account of the early eighties in the gay lifestyle. See 1 question about Prayers for Bobby….

After he left daily journalism inAarons researched the story in depth.

Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons gives hope that there is a future. How anyone can ever sugges Absolutely heartbreaking, at times I needed to get away from it. In the last decade of his career, Aarons turned to opera, writing the libretto for Monticello. The book is a compilation of journal entries from Aaarons, a gay young man who committed suicide at age 20, and his mother’s thoughts.


By the time Mary made the change I have to admit I was so proud of her and just wished it had happened before Bobby died. It will truly allow many people the ability to accept themselves for who and what they are.

I couldn’t possibly rate it. S This was an incredibly impactful book bogby only because it brings into focus the horrible reality of rejection and discrimination that so many young gay people face, but also because it’s a great example of self-imposed ignorance cured and turned into something that has and still does benefit gay people everywhere.

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Her son’s death eventually led Mary to moderate her religious beliefs and become one of the most visible activists for PFLAGthe nationwide association of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. He also deals with some issues specific to the times, such as the emergence of the AIDs virus.

Leroy Aarons – Prayers pragers Bobby: Another was to donate books on gay and lesbian subjects to high school libraries, so that questioning students could get accurate information on the topic.