Shane Bitney Crone
Shane Bitney Crone
Shane Bitney Crone is an American film actor that starred in Stephen J. Cannell's horror film, Left in Darkness in 2006.
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'Bridegroom' Sends A Message On The Battle For Marriage Equality (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Shane Bitney Crone, the subject and producer of the documentary "Bridegroom" premiering Sunday night on OWN, became an accidental activist for LGBT when the unthinkable happened: He lost the love of his life, Tom Bridegroom, in a tragic accident. The couple had been together for 6 years and shared a mortgage, a business and a pet -- but without the legal protection of marriage, Crone could not stop what happened next. "I received a phone call from one of Tom's relatives and she wanted to let me know that I was not welcome to attend his funeral -- because if I do show up, his uncle and his father had planned an attack," Crone says in the film. In the above video, Crone talks about the documentary and the broader message it sends in the battle for equality. "Growing up, even at my church they were teaching us in youth group that being gay is a sin and that I am going to spend eternity in hell just for being who I am," he says. "People don't see the negative effects that this has on yo ...
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Shane Bitney Crone Talks 'Bridegroom,' Partner's Death On HuffPost Live
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you're not familiar with the story of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, it is one of crushing loss and heartbreak -- but also uniquely framed by this moment in history for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Providing another voice and story to the battle for the legal rights of same-sex couples, the film follows the aftermath of the pair's six-year relationship when Bridegroom was killed in a tragic accident. Bridegroom's family barred Crone from not only attending the funeral, but threatened him and attempted to obliterate him from Bridegroom's life. "I was on my way to the funeral with my mom," Bitney told HuffPost Live in the above clip, "and I received a phone call from one of his relatives letting me know that if I tried to show up his father and uncle were going to attack me... I know that grief can cause people to do things they wouldn't normally do. But I never imagined that [his mother] would try to erase me from existence." "Bridegroom" premier ...
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Chat: Shane Bitney Crone talks LGBT doc 'Bridegroom'
LATimes - over 3 years
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Those Who Changed History but Won't Be in the History Books
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As a history teacher, I have read and taught about every figure in our textbooks and curriculum. Some are more than deserving of their recognition and immortalization in school texts nationwide, while others just happen to be very lucky that they were chosen for one reason or another. Now, as a historian, I have found that, sadly, there are far more figures throughout history whose acts, though not mentioned in books, have changed the world and lives for the better. There are so many who, though they will not be featured in history textbooks or have monuments built in their names, are as deserving as those who do. Of course, it is impossible to give credit to all those who have contributed to the betterment of mankind, but it is our job as historians and educators to ensure that these individuals and their contributions are not forgotten or lost among those we choose to make sure are remembered. Now, I am not going to be able to mention every single figure whose acts of courage and a ...
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Tomas Mournian: Designing Women Creator Says 'I Do' to Gay Marriage With Outfest L.A. Documentary Bridegroom
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Every Outfest Los Angeles invariably features one film or event that, either by luck or design, speaks to a cultural or political queer moment. In recent memory, We Were Here and Homeboy filled that slot. By this definition, Outfest L.A. 2013's must-see film is the documentary Bridegroom, which was recognized with the Heineken Audience Film Award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (the writer-producer couple best known for Designing Women) pivot to the documentary form with Bridegroom, telling the tragic story of Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone. Young, telegenic and very much in love, the men's relationship was cut short when Bridegroom fell off a five-story building while taking pictures of a college friend. Two hours after Bridegroom's fall, sympathetic nurses smuggled Shane into the hospital room to see Tom one last time. During a lively interview, Bloodworth-Thomason described making the film a year after Br ...
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Shane Bitney Crone: Pride Parades: More Than Just a Party
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For years I have heard people express their dissatisfaction with the LGBT community's propensity for over-the-top parades and flamboyant displays of pride. Admittedly, I too used to be uncomfortable with Pride parades, and even just Pride in general. My own impressions of these events came from stereotypical images shown throughout mainstream media: pictures of half-naked individuals and extravagant drag queens. I knew these parades scared certain people, even some of those trying to be more open-minded, so I thought, "Why alienate them further with loud displays of 'gayness'?" Many of us have spent the majority of our lives hiding our true identities, ashamed and worried about what the public, our family, and our friends might think. It was therefore difficult for me to understand the reasons for being so outrageous, outlandish, and, well, just plain out. Last year I decided to assuage my apprehension (and fear) about these parades and march in the Los Angeles/West Holly ...
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Tribeca's Big Winners
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The Tribeca Film Festival honored two films on Saturday night, awarding "The Rocket" and "Bridegroom" with the Heineken Audience Awards. The festival's audience cast votes for two Heineken Audience Awards, with "The Rocket" nabbing the award for narrative film, and "Bridegroom" taking home the award for documentary film. Directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, "Bridegroom" is a documentary focusing on the fight for marriage equality in California, as seen through one couple, Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom. Led by Kim Mordaunt, "The Rocket" tells the story of a young man living in Laos, trying to change his luck. “Our audiences have chosen two films that testify to the power of the human spirit and hope for change,” Director of Programming Genna Terranova said in a release. “Whether it’s the fight for marriage equality in the U.S. or a boy struggling against all odds in war torn Laos, audiences were clearly moved by these two inspiring stories.” The award-winn ...
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LOOK: Bill Clinton Introduces Gay Rights Documentary At Tribeca
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
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. "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," Clinton told the crowd. "I hope you enjoy it as much as I did." Also in attendance was "Star Trek" star George Takei, an outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate credited with helping "It Could Happen To You," a YouTube video produced by Crone following Bridegroom's death which consequently served a ...
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Shane Bitney Crone: Tap, Tap, Tap: A Secret Love No Longer
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
As a young gay man, growing up in a small, conservative town in Montana wasn't easy. I knew I was different from my peers well before I understood what the word "gay" even meant. As a closeted teen, I experienced a significant amount of bullying everywhere I went: in the halls of my school, at high school football games and even in the church youth group. I was called "fag" and "queer" on a regular basis and even watched as my classmates once took turns spitting into a cup, the contents of which were meant to be poured over my head. Once an outgoing, confident and happy child, I quickly became a depressed, hopeless and lost teenager who did not want to continue living in a world so full of hate. For too long I had been treated horribly, belittled and made to feel like less than I was, simply for being gay. I didn't understand the cruelty of my peers, but I eventually became conditioned to believe that I deserved it. During these tumultuous high school years, I developed ...
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Shane Bitney Crone; Young Marriage Activist [VIDEO]
Campus Progressive - over 4 years
Last month, the documentary about Shane Bitney Crone’s first love smashed Kickstarter fundraising records. The documentary is a project of Director/Producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who met Crone at a wedding — and who happened upon a YouTube video Crone made in May called “It Could Happen To You.” The YouTube video, interwoven with pictures of himself and his long-term partner, Tom Bridegroom, tells the story of Crone’s relationship. It was an apolitical, blissful one: Both young men from small towns, Bridegroom and Crone met each other in Los Angeles and fell in love. They bought a house. There are photos of them standing at Macchu Picchu, the Eiffel Tower, the Egyptian Pyramids — all beaming. Last year, a tragic accident claimed Bridegroom’s life. In the midst of his grief and devastation—at one point Crone recorded himself sobbing, “I don’t know how I’m going to do this,”—Crone found himself shut out of his partner’s remembrance ceremonies. Bridegroom’s fa ...
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A plea for equality: Kalispell native’s video about partner’s death goes viral
Daily Inter Lake - almost 5 years
Just three days before President Obama’s historic declaration supporting same-sex marriage, a YouTube video posted by Kalispell native Shane Bitney Crone on that very issue was already on its way to g
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    TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 20
    Shane Bitney Crone is an American film actor that appeared in Stephen J. Cannell's horror film, Left in Darkness in 2006.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on December 19, 1985.
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