You probably recall the video we posted a while back called “It Could Happen To You,” where Shane Bitney Crone talked about the aftermath of losing the love of his life Tom Bridegroom to a tragic accident. Bridegroom’s family was not accepting of their gay relationship so the forbid Crone from attending the funeral and because of the laws, was forbidden from getting any information from the hospital. This story broke the hearts of the millions of people who watched it and it made me bawl my eyes out.
Now, Crone is teaming up with filmmakers to make a full length documentary titled ‘Bridegroom‘ that will tell the emotional journey of these two young men in a loving and committed relationship – a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized— is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.
They have created a video on Kickstarter to help raise money for the film so that it can be in theatres by the fall. Watch the video below and support this great cause if you can. A heads up that this video will probably get you choked up once again.