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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.
Fundraising will always be a challenge for independent creators, but crowd sourced funding websites give projects that might have been overlooked in traditional channel a renewed chance for success, and have been particularly useful for many LGBT creators hoping to share their stories through independent media. Here is a list of 15 LGBT-inclusive fan-funded success stories from 2012.
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Instinct Magazine has included Spirit Day Ambassador Shane Bitney Crone in its list of Leading Men of 2012!
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BRIDEGROOM, the documentary about tragedy befalling a gay couple and the inequalities that comes from a lack of marriage protections, has become the highest funded film in the history of Kickstarter.com. The fundraising website, which has helped to finance more than 7,400 films, confirmed that the indie documentary about marriage equality surpassed all previous fundraising efforts by netting $384,375 in four weeks.
Shane Bitney Crone of the "It Could Happen To You" video is teaming up Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Linda Burstyn to make a documentary about his partner's tragic death and the discrimination he's faced since, and they need to raise another $12,000 in order for the movie to be made.
On top of suddenly losing his partner of six years, Shane Bitney Crone was forced to suffer even more because his relationship wasn't legally recognized in the eyes of the law. Shane created a YouTube video with the hope that other couples won't have to go through what he did. The video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times.