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.
Check out the emotional video above, released through the film's Facebook page. Bridegroom will be available for purchase
In the above video, Crone talks about the documentary and the broader message it sends in the battle for equality. "Growing
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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
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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.
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.
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.
Bill Clinton Introduces 'Bridegroom,' Shane Bitney Crone's Documentary, At Tribeca Film Festival (PHOTOS)
"This is really -- on one level -- a wonderful, sad, heartbreaking yet exhilarating and life affirming story, and on another
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.
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.
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.
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