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.
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
Also, click here to view the whole HuffPost Live segment including a discussion with Director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. If
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
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.