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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.

WATCH: Music Video Pays Heartbreaking Tribute To Tragic True Gay Love Story

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Just in case you haven't cried enough while watching OWN's release of "Bridegroom," Coleen McMahon, a friend of the late Tom Bridegroom, released a he...

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...

WATCH: 'Bridegroom' Star On The Crushing Aftermath Of His Partner's Death

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

If you're not familiar with the story of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, it is one of crushing loss and heartbreak -- but also uniquely framed ...

WATCH: Why You Should Wear Purple Today

OWN | Posted 10.17.2013 | OWN

The millions of people who chose to wear purple today -- October 17, Spirit Day -- are taking a stand against bullying and showing support for lesbian...

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.

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

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.

LOOK: Bill Clinton Introduces Gay Rights Documentary At Tribeca

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Former President Bill Clinton took a New York theater by surprise when he turned up to introduce "Bridegroom" at the Tribeca Film Festival. The fo...

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.

LISTEN: Shane Bitney Crone Talks About His Documentary, 'Bridegroom: An American Love Story'

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with Shane Bitney Crone about his documentary Bridegroom: An American Love Story, which is currently in development. It all started when Shane posted a video on YouTube about the accidental death of his life partner Tom Bridegroom and what happened in the aftermath.

An American Love Story

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

We dreamed of starting a family when we could, and getting married as soon as it became legal. But marriage is still illegal in California, and because of that, Tom's parents -- who were opposed to him being gay and opposed to our relationship as a result -- had all the legal rights, and I had none.

WATCH: Gay Man's Sad Tribute Shows Lack Of Rights Offered To Unwed Same-Sex Couples

Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices

A California-based gay man is marking the one-year anniversary of his boyfriend's untimely death with a new video that's both a poignant memorial and ...