A Very, Very Bad Thing
Marley is comfortable with being gay in Winston-Salem, but he never had any real passions until he met Christopher, son of a bigoted television evangelist; the two become an inseparable couple until Christopher's parents send him to a religious program intended to "cure" him of being gay, and outraged Marley tells a very big lie--and then has to deal with the repercussions.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; homosexual; gay teenager
mother and father
homophobia; truthfulness and falsehood; friendship; prejudices; suicide; parent and child; conversion camp; romance; dating
Self, Jeffrey, "A Very, Very Bad Thing" (2017). Diverse Families. 1286.