On Sunday, September 20, PFLAG Executive Director Jody Huckaby will walk the red carpet at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards with the producers and cast of “Prayers for Bobby,” the Lifetime TV movie and true story about the mother of a gay son who embarks on a life-changing journey of acceptance. “Prayers for Bobby” is nominated for Best TV Movie, and Sigourney Weaver is nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of a real-life PFLAG mother.
“This is such an important movie for all families, especially those with LGBT youth looking for acceptance,” Huckaby said. “I’m honored to attend the Emmy Awards and represent the countless number of parents, families, and friends who work for LGBT acceptance and equality, freedom of gender identity and expression, and strong support for all members of families with LGBT members.”
“’Prayers for Bobby’ illuminates the core components of PFLAG’s mission—support, education, and advocacy, and we are so grateful to producers Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe, and David Permut for their passion in bringing this movie to American television,” said Huckaby. “Whether anyone walks away with the statue or not, the movie is still a winner and PFLAG is proud to be on hand to help celebrate.”
The Emmy Awards will be televised by the CBS Television Network from the NOKIA Theatre LA Live, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT).