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Bridegroom Documentary

Three Years Gone but Never Forgotten: A Tribute to a Lost Love, and a Pledge for Equality

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

Three years ago the world and I lost Thomas Lee Bridegroom. Tom loved me like no one ever had. He taught me to love myself and reminded me every day that I was worthy of my own love and the love of others. His absence has been felt each and every day of these past three years.

What This Activist Wants You To Learn From His Tragic Story

OWN | Posted 10.28.2013 | OWN

Shane Bitney Crone, the subject and producer of the documentary "Bridegroom" premiering Sunday night on OWN, became an accidental activist for LGBT wh...

Heartbreaking Documentary 'Bridegroom' To Premiere On OWN

OWN | Posted 10.07.2013 | OWN

On Sunday, Oct. 27, OWN will present a special night of programming focusing the conversation around being gay in America. Oprah will begin the night ...

Designing Women Creator Says 'I Do' to Gay Marriage With Outfest L.A. Documentary Bridegroom

Tomas Mournian | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason pivot to the documentary form with Bridegroom, telling the tragic story of Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone. Very much in love, the men's relationship was cut short when Bridegroom fell off a five-story building.

Must-See Video in the Face of Supreme Court Rulings

Mia Norton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

The story of the untimely ending to Shane and Tom's love is heartbreaking. It doesn't matter what one's sexual orientation is; love is love, and loss is loss. The urgent underlying message in the story of Shane and Tom is that they had no legal means of legitimizing their relationship.

Two Years Gone, But Never Forgotten

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I would give anything to spend one more day with you, to hug you, kiss you and tell you I love you. That can't happen, so I'm channeling those dreams into a new purpose in life. You showed me how to love myself and fight for what's right, so I'm devoting myself to doing the same for others.

Tap, Tap, Tap: A Secret Love No Longer

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

Tom was an amazing person who spent his days convincing me that I was worthy of love -- his love. But we hid the fact that we were a couple, mainly because I was ashamed to be out. To circumvent potential judgment when we were around others, we developed a secret code.