April 18, 2009

April 18, 2009
Prayers For Bobby

Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on in another day of my life. It is Saturday and even though it is the weekend, it was a very busy day for me.

I had to be up extra early to speak at a health fair at First Baptist Church of Mandarin. We are the first HIV/AIDS group the church has invited to participate in a heath fair. So it was very important to me we make a great showing. Torrencia, Alice, Angela and I staffed our HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention table. All in all I think we received a great reception. I know we reach a few of the younger (under 25) group and hopefully they will think twice before having unprotected sex. At least I can hope.

But I would like to talk about a movie called "Prayers for Bobby". For those of you who did not see the movie several weeks ago. You have another opportunity.

Don't Miss Prayers for Bobby This Sunday at 9 PM Eastern on Lifetime!

Join Dab the AIDS bear Project and Lifetime for the return of this important film, based on a true story that has changed millions.

Join Daddy Dab and Lifetime this Sunday, April 19th at 9:00 PM EST for a special re-broadcasting of Prayers for Bobby, starring Sigourney Weaver, Ryan Kelly and Scott Bailey.

Prayers - 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 and our friends at PFLAG..

Earlier this year Dab the AIDS Bear Project held "Prayer" parties, inviting their communities to hear this story. Now Lifetime is bringing Prayers back for a special encore - and you and your chapter can be a part of it.

If you haven't watched Prayers yet, make the time this Saturday at 9 PM EST to watch this incredible movie with your friends and family! And, click here to learn more about the true story behind the film, and the making of the movie.

For more information, visit Lifetime's official Prayers site.

Prayers for Bobby is one of the most moving stories I have ever seen on the issue of GLBT youth. I know there were many times I felt that way growing up in a small Southern town in northwest Florida in the 70s.

Let's work together to make sure all of our youth know they are special and worthy of love.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab