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Prayers for Bobby : A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son (Paperback) (Leroy
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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.