May 7 marked the third anniversary of Tom Bridegroom’s death. Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom were together for six years until a tragic accident pulled them apart. After Bridegroom’s death, Crone made the documentary Bridegroom: An American Love Story. Interviews, photos and video footage tell the story of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized.
"This is really, on one level, a wonderful, sad, heartbreaking yet exhilarating and life affirming story, and on another level, it's a story about our nation's struggle to make one more step in forming a more perfect union, for which marriage is both the symbol and substance," said Former President Bill Clinton of the film.
The two young men’s emotional journey underscores the legal and social challenges facing same-sex couples in America. Watch the trailer for Bridegroom below. The film is now available on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix.