Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son - A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son - Leroy Aarons (1995)
ISBN 9780062511225
Genre Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs
Subject Gay men - Diaries; Gay men - Family relationships; Gay men - Suicidal behavior; Homophobia - Religious aspects; Homosexuality - Religious aspects; Parents of gays; Religious fundamentalism
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date June 1995
Format Hardcover (222 x 159 mm)
Language eng
Plot
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.

Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 54
Rating 0
Read It Yes
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Product Details
LoC Classification HQ75.8.G75A25 1995
Dewey 305.38/9664/092
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $22.00
No. of Pages 271