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Shane Bitney Crone has had many jobs in his life: day camp counselor, ice cream store cook, sandwich artist, retail associate, and even weed-remover. Today he is proud to call himself an activist, speaker, writer, and filmmaker. He grew up in Kalispell, Montana, a conservative, small town near the state’s famous Flathead Lake. At a young age, he was a very active member of his tight-knit community; and was once awarded Student of the Year for his leadership. Despite his efforts to fit in, however, he was the victim of years of homophobic bullying and battled severe depression. Determined to escape the close-mindedness of his hometown, he graduated from high school, packed up all of his worldly belongings and trekked to Los Angeles where he would pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry.

In 2005, knee-deep in the world of Hollywood, he met a young man who would change his life and heart, forever: Tom Bridegroom. They fell quickly in love and soon collaborated on all aspects of their lives. They founded a social media/public relations company, established a successful music blog, purchased a home and adopted a dog. The couple was lucky enough to share the American dream of starting a business, buying a home and with hope, getting married. But their dreams came to an end in May 2011, when Tom died in a tragic accident.

A year after Tom’s death, Crone created a YouTube video about his experiences entitled, “It Could Happen to You.” In ten minutes he recounted their story, including the series of injustices Crone suffered during the aftermath of his death. The video ultimately went viral: it garnered over four million views and was translated into over a dozen languages. Crone's video was named one of GLAAD's “Most Inspiring Videos that Helped Push Equality Forward in 2012.”

Linda Bloodworth Thomason, creator of Designing Women and director/producer of the critically acclaimed Man from Hope, took interest in his story. Together they produced a full-length documentary, "Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled," which was released in the fall of 2013. The film explores Bridegroom and Crone's life together, the fallout from Bridegroom's untimely death and the broader ramifications of marriage bans. The documentary earned numerous accolades, including audience awards at every film festival at which it’s been screened. Festivals of note include Tribeca Film Festival and Los Angeles’ Outfest Film Festival.

In spite of a lifetime of harassment and discrimination, Crone has always tried to channel his energy to support good causes, hoping to inspire others, particularly young LGBTQ people, with his personal stories. He lobbies for marriage equality alongside organizations such as GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign. In 2012 he was awarded the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Award and was named one of Instinct Magazine’s Leading Men.

Today Crone travels regularly to promote Bridegroom and to continue campaigning for LGBTQ rights. While he loves to meet supporters and make new friends, he is always happy when he can spend time at home in Los Angeles with his supportive friends and beloved dog.

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