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Prayers for Bobby : a mother's coming to terms with the suicide of her gay son

Author: Leroy Aarons
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Aarons, Leroy.
Prayers for Bobby.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1995
(OCoLC)841094609
Named Person: Robert Warren Griffith; Mary Griffith; Mary Griffith; Robert Warren Griffith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leroy Aarons
ISBN: 006251122X 9780062511225 0062511238 9780062511232
OCLC Number: 31660414
Description: xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Leroy Aarons.
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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."--Jacket.

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