Today marks the two year anniversary of Tom Bridegroom's death. Last year, Shane Bitney Crone, Tom's boyfriend, released a powerful video sharing his grief with the world but also making a plea for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples who are prevented from getting married. The video received over 3.5 million views and was turned into a documentary. Today, Shane wrote a letter to Tom, voicing his love for him and telling him about the incredible year he's had, sharing their story and speaking out for equality.
Last week marked the festival premiere of Bridegroom, the long-awaited documentary recounting the love story of Shane Bitney Crone and his partner Tom Bridegroom. Former President Bill Clinton introduced the film at the premiere and, this past weekend, the documentary ended its Tribeca run by receiving the Heineken Audience Award.
It’s guaranteed that there won’t be a dry eye in any theater showing Linda Bloodworth Thomason’s deeply moving documentary about the plight of Shane Bitney Crone, who lost his lover in a tragic accident and was prevented by the deceased’s family from even attending the funeral.
Filmmaker and Eagle Scout Todd Bieber is among the many people recently fighting for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to drop their anti-gay ban. With help from fellow filmmakers from The Onion and The Late Show, Bieber helped a troop of Scouts earn their Cinematography Merit Badge by working with them to produce a short film entitled "Attack of the Evil Mutant Scouts."
A new documentary based on David Johnson's book, The Lavender Scare, aims to shed light on the firing of thousands of LGBT employees in the 1950s by executive order under President Eisenhower. A period in our history worth revisiting as ENDA is reintroduced in Congress.
Former President Bill Clinton took a New York theater by surprise when he turned up to introduce "Bridegroom" at the Tribeca Film Festival. The former president said he'd been moved by the new documentary, which chronicles the relationship of Shane Bitney Crone and his boyfriend Tom Bridegroom as well as the tragic aftermath that followed Bridegroom's sudden death.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and GLAAD Vanguard Award recipient Charlize Theron presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to entertainment lawyer Steve Warren on Saturday at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.