In Prayers for Bobby, Sigourney Weaver plays a mother so blinded by homophobia that she cannot see that she's driving her own gay son to suicide.

When The Trevor Project honors Weaver on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles with The Trevor Life Award, Bobby is certain be on the minds of everyone in The Wiltern Theatre.

The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. It started operating ten years ago when HBO aired the Academy Award-winning Trevor, a short film about a gay teen who attempts suicide, and wanted to include a helpline for gay and lesbian teens in crisis.

“I feel grateful and humbled to be honored with the Trevor Life Award, and to be recognized as an ally to the LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning] community,” said Weaver. “I hope that films such as Prayers for Bobby will send messages of compassion and acceptance to all people and compel them to create safer, all encompassing environments for our young people.”

In an exclusive interview with CEO Charlotte Robinson, Trevor Project Executive Director Charles Robbins discusses his organization, its plans to honor Weaver, and how discriminatory laws such as California's gay marriage ban affect gay youth.

“[Prayers for Bobby] is a movie about her coming to terms not only with homosexuality, but how she dealt with the loss [of her son],” Robbins says. “It's a very powerful movie and one that we hope everybody will take time out to see.”

Weaver is to be honored during the organization's annual holiday fundraiser, titled Cracked Xmas.

The Lifetime Networks original movie Prayers for Bobby is set to air in February.

Listen to the entire audio interview at

On the net: The Trevor Project can be reached at or 866-4-U-TREVOR