Shane Bitney Crone

"Authenticity suddenly became more important to me than hiding who I am."
A little over two years ago, I lost one of my best friends in a tragic and sudden accident. His name was Tom Bridegroom. It
Though he was ostracized by his partner's family, Crone doesn't want people to come away from his story feeling angry. "I
Producer & subject of "Bridegroom" Shane Bitney Crone joins HuffPost Live to talk about the crushing aftermath of his partner's death.
Crone is featured in the documentary "Bridegroom," which tells the story his relationship with his partner, Tom Bridegroom
"Bridegroom" piercingly conveys a love story through a vast amount of personal footage and photographs from Bridegroom's
As a historian and straight educator who sees the struggles of his gay students on a daily basis, I know that there are individuals who performed acts that may not seem historic or monumental but have indirectly improved the lives of so many.
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.
After the screening, director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason revealed that Bridegroom's family, who shut Crone out following the
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.