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2011-09-19 12:06:00

Devoted to Diversity, UNITY Diversifies Its Own Mission MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY: Journalists of Color will now include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), after the boards of directors of both organizations agreed to the partnership last week. NLGJA's mission to advance the interests of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender journalists is consistent with UNITY's mission of ensuring that American newsrooms, and consequently...

2009-12-15 13:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Television, the leading entertainment destination for women, has received four nominations for the 67th Annual Golden Globe® Awards, including the Lifetime Original Movie Georgia O'Keeffe (Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television); Joan Allen, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby (Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television); and Jeremy Irons, Georgia...

2009-07-16 09:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

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2009-01-27 22:53:01

Prayers for Bobby, a U.S. television movie starring Sigourney Weaver, was watched by 3.8 million people when it premiered, Lifetime announced. Based on Leroy Aarons' book of the same name, Prayers tells the real-life story of Mary Griffith, a profoundly religious wife and mother who questioned her faith after the suicide of her gay son. Weaver, known for her roles in Aliens, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl and Baby Mama, made her television movie debut with Prayers, which premiered last...

2009-01-26 17:03:00

Real-Life Story Increases Web Traffic by 169 Percent LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The poignant Lifetime Television original movie Prayers for Bobby impacted 3.8 million total viewers (3.1 HH rating) during its Saturday, January 24, premiere at 9 PM (ET/PT), and drew 2.3 million viewers (1.7 HH rating) with its subsequent repeat on Sunday, January 25, at 8 PM (ET/PT). Prayers for Bobby continues the Network's year-long success in producing popular made-for-television movies,...

2009-01-18 14:12:16

The upcoming U.S. cable TV movie Prayers for Bobby may offer enlightenment to parents, an official with a gay family support group says. Mike Neubecker, vice president of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said the Lifetime channel movie features Sigourney Weaver in the role of real-life mother Mary Griffith, whose gay son committed suicide, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. Griffith's struggles to accept her son's homosexuality and suicide were depicted in a 1995 book...

2008-05-19 12:00:31

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar(R) nominated and Golden Globe(R) winner Sigourney Weaver ("Aliens,""Ice Storm,""Gorillas in the Mist") has signed on to star and co-produce the Lifetime Original Movie, "Prayers for Bobby," marking her first performance in a made for television movie. Based on a true story and Leroy Aarons' book of the same name, Weaver stars as Mary Griffith, a profoundly religious wife and mother who begins to question her faith after the suicide of her beloved...