Lifetime’s “Prayers For Bobby” Receives GLAAD Media AwardMarch 14th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
New York, Mar 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Television movie “Prayers for Bobby” was one of the winners at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards which was held on Saturday night in New York. The movie which was aired on Lifetime network in the month of January last year has already managed to receive wide appreciation in various quarters and the latest honor is another feather in its cap.
“Prayers for Bobby” received the award in the outstanding television miniseries category at the 21st Annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards held last night. The GLAAD Media Awards is known to give recognition to the works which fairly portray the lesbian, gay, bisexual and the transgender fraternity in the media. The honor bestowed upon the Lifetime TV movie hardly comes as a surprise given the fact that it tells the tale of a homosexual man who takes his own life due to the religious intolerance of his sexuality by his mother as well the community. The GLAAD honor was accepted by reputed actress Sigourney Weaver, who edges the role of a 1970’s religious homemaker, Mar, who is the mother of Bobby Griffith and finds it difficult to accept that her son is a homosexual.
The television movie is the screen adaptation of the book “Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son” penned down by much acclaimed American journalist and author Leroy F. Aarons. The movie, which is based on a true life story has received multiple nominations in a host of prestigious awards besides receiving the GLAAD award.
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