Thursday, July 16, 2009

Prayers for Bobby, Sigourney Weaver - Nominated for Emmy Awards – PFLAG National Blog

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National extended heartfelt congratulations to multiple award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver on her Emmy Award nomination for her role in the TV movie Prayers for Bobby in which she portrayed the mother of a gay son who – following tragedy – embarks on a life-changing journey of acceptance.

The film has also received an Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie.

“PFLAG is thrilled to see Ms. Weaver recognized for her amazing performance as a mother who comes to embrace her gay son and become an advocate for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people,” said John Cepek, President of PFLAG National.

Sigourney Weaver, an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, played the role 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, Sigourney’s character began a journey of soul-searching and learning to embrace her son with inspiration and help from PFLAG. She came to be a powerful PFLAG member, advocating for acceptance and equality for all.” Read more PFLAG National Blog

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