Mary Griffith, a mom, a wife, a grand mom, a driving force for LGBTQ youth. In the wake of her gay son's suicide found the peace and strength to keep going. Also became an example for parents to accept their gay and lesbian children. She has touche thousands of people's lives. It took a very personal tragedy for the light to shine through the cloudiness of religious bigotry. In the process youth has a rock to stand on when it comes to coming to terms with their gayness, bringing their families together in acceptance. She has kept her son's memory alive but tell his story. A story that was depicted in the book "Prayers for Bobby" by Leroy Aarons, who heart felt saga. Leroy has since went home to the Lord. But his work carries on. But part of his legacy is his book Prayers for Bobby.
As a gay man myself, I want to thank Mary for her work in helping LGBTQ youth know that they are loved, equal member of society. I know Bobby would be happy that his mom has changed and accepted her gay son. Mary thank you for all you have done and continue to do. Much love.