Montana-born Shane Bitney Crone is an activist, speaker, writer, and filmmaker. In 2011 his partner, Tom Bridegroom, died in a tragic accident. Shane suffered terrible injustice in the aftermath of Tom’s death, which prompted him to create a YouTube video entitled “It Could Happen to You.” The video ultimately went viral and garnered over four million views. Shane soon found himself at the front lines of the fight for marriage equality, working with organizations such as GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign. He eventually teamed up with director Linda Bloodworth Thomason to produce a full-length documentary about his experiences called Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled, which releases in the fall of 2013.