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Prayers for Bobby : A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son - Leroy Aarons

Prayers for Bobby

A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

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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 was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life.

Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.

As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.

The plunge -- "What went wrong?" -- Fire and brimstone -- The sissy -- A rope with no knot -- Coming out -- The healing -- The leper -- The second coming out -- Portland -- The golden thread -- On the road -- Born again.

ISBN: 9780061951954
ISBN-10: 0061951951
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25th August 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia