Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

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

Book - 1995
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"Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy. He was a nice, hardworking kid from the suburbs who attended church and was loved by his family. When at age fifteen he realized that he was gay, he came upon a conflict for which he found no solution: His family and his religion taught him that his sexual orientation was a sin." "Through Bobby's poignant journal entries, his mother's reminiscences, and Leroy Aarons's keen journalistic insight we relive the emotional torment that eventually led Bobby to take his own life."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©1995.
ISBN: 9780062511232
Characteristics: xii, 271 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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Apr 01, 2012

i read this as "research" for a project I'm undertaking involving gay youth from religious families. i wasn't terribly fond of the writing style for this book, but it contains many interesting insights into the religious right's views on homosexuality and how devastating they can be. very tragic.

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