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Video | Gay suicide examined in 'Prayers for Bobby'

Saturday night, a film called Prayers for Bobby debuts on Lifetime. The movie is based on a nonfiction book by the late Leroy Aarons, founder of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. (I knew Roy and served five years on the NLGJA national board.)

From Lifetime:

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver stars in this emotional true story about a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son Bobby being gay. Premieres January 24 at 9 pm et/pt

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I knew Roy also, and I'm a close friend of his life partner, Joshua. Did you know that Roy's website is live and updated, thanks to Josh?

http://www.leroyaarons.com/

I read Prayers for Bobby when it first came out in 1996, then I re-read when I heard that the Lifetime movie was about to air. It's just as powerful and relevant now as when it was first published.

Joan, thanks for sharing the URL to Roy's website.

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