Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Great Holiday Gift Idea: Prayers for Bobby now available on DVD

PFLAG National is pleased to announce the release this week of Prayers for Bobby on DVD!

Prayers for Bobby – based on the book by Leroy Aarons – is the true story of Mary Griffith, a devoutly religious mother who struggles to accept her son, Bobby, when he comes out as a young gay man. Following a tragic turn in Bobby’s life, Mary begins a journey of soul-searching, learning to embrace her son and other LGBT people…with a little help from PFLAG along the way.

The film stars multiple award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver as Mary Griffith, for which she earned an Emmy Award nomination. Ms. Weaver has discussed the critical role that PFLAG played in Mary’s life and the lives of countless families across the country today, recently saying, “Please share this film with family and friends so we can work together to tackle the crucial civil rights issue of our time: equality for all. Please also consider purchasing and donating additional copies of this film to your local schools and libraries, and empowering your community leaders to join in PFLAG's ongoing mission.”

Learn more about the many awards that the film earned since its original airing on Lifetime in January of last year, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie. Special thanks to the film’s executive producers Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe and David Permut for their tremendous work in making this film a reality!

The DVD is a great holiday gift idea—think of all of the people you can touch by sharing this powerful story with your family, friends and potential straight allies. Go to now to learn how to order your DVDs.

Please consider adding Prayers for Bobby to your holiday gift giving list today!

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