Prayers For Bobby

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    Sep 14, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    I am not sure if this book/movie has ever been mentioned here, but I just wanted to recommend this movie to everyone here. Sigourney Weaver's performance is just heartwrenching. You can find it on youtube. But I will warn you, it is a true tearjerker. By the end of it, I was totally bawling...however, it was worth it.
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    Sep 14, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    It was mentioned before. I haven't seen it yet though.
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    Sep 14, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    I was crying from the very beginning of this movie.

    Watching this movie helped me come out since I come from a religious family and I could totally relate to Bobby.

    It is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.
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    Sep 14, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    trliber saidI was crying from the very beginning of this movie.

    Watching this movie helped me come out since I come from a religious family and I could totally relate to Bobby.

    It is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.


    Mine, too. I came from a religious background as well, although I was strong enough not to succumb to it. It just pains me to know there are young gays and lesbians out there who are in similar situations and feel as if there is no way out.
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    Sep 15, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    Her monologue at the very end when she's marching in the PFLAG group in the gay pride parade is my favorite part.
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    Sep 15, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    Awesome movie. Loved it.
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    Sep 15, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    trliber saidHer monologue at the very end when she's marching in the PFLAG group in the gay pride parade is my favorite part.


    Yes, that part is great. And when she walks up and hugs the guy who she thinks is her son/looks like her son, that's when I just lost it. icon_cry.gif I really, really felt that hug. I'm tearing up now just thinking about it...see what I've done to myself?
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    Sep 15, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    Well, the very sad part is it's based on a true story. A very likable and handsome young man, 20 years old, jumped from a freeway overpass into the path of an oncoming 18 wheeler rather than face the rejection of his religious, intolerant mother.

    She eventually came around and supported gay rights. Too late to save her son.

    There are so many lessons to be learned from this movie. Both for young gay people struggling to come out and for parents of gays. Bottom line for young gays, suicide is a permanent and devastating choice. For parents, accept your children as they are and examine the validity of your cultural/religious beliefs.
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    Sep 15, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidWell, the very sad part is it's based on a true story. A very likable and handsome young man, 20 years old, jumped from a freeway overpass into the path of an oncoming 18 wheeler rather than face the rejection of his religious, intolerant mother.

    She eventually came around and supported gay rights. Too late to save her son.

    There are so many lessons to be learned from this movie. Both for young gay people struggling to come out and for parents of gays. Bottom line for young gays, suicide is a permanent and devastating choice. For parents, accept your children as they are and examine the validity of your cultural/religious beliefs.


    It was Bobby's choice, although I don't support what motivated him to do it. I do not personally feel that suicide is wrong, immoral, etc.