Mary Griffith (activist)
Mary Griffith (1934 – February 7, 2020) was an American LGBT rights activist whose son, Bobby, committed suicide due to religious intolerance. On December 6, 1995, she testified before the United States Congress.
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Griffith's story was adapted into a book written by Leroy F. Aarons and published by HarperCollins in 1995, titled Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son. In 2008, a film, titled Prayers for Bobby, was produced. Mary Griffith was played by Sigourney Weaver.
- "LGBTQ Rights Crusader Mary Griffith Dies at 85". Variety. February 12, 2020.
- "Congress' Lesson on Values: There's No Middle Ground". Los Angeles Times. 7 December 1995.
- "Prayers for Bobby (2009)". IMDb.
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