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

Harper Collins, 25 août 2009 - 288 pages
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.


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Avis d'utilisateur  - Azayel - Babelio

Un livre bouleversant, qui raconte la terrible réalité du décès de Bobby Griffith. Ce livre dévoile comment Mary Griffith essaye tant bien que mal, mais avec un courage extraordinaire de défendre les ... Consulter l'avis complet


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An earnestly didactic case study about homophobia. Mary Griffith, a mother of four in the suburbs of San Francisco, was a conservative Presbyterian who viewed her son Bobby's homosexuality as an ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

List of Photographs
Introduction 1
Gay Youth 1996
The Plunge 9
Help Organizations
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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Leroy Aarons, an award-winning journalist and playwright, was a national correspondent for The Washington Post and executive editor of The Oakland Tribune. He is the founder and past president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

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