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Center for American Progress Hosts Screening of ‘Bridegroom,’ a Film About Two Young Men in a Loving, Committed Relationship

Right-wing journos who think marriage is between a man and a woman may want to stay away from this one.

The Center for American Progress will host a screening of “Bridegroom” Thursday night, followed by a panel discussion with Shane Bitney Crone, the film’s executive producer and subject of the film.

The film was directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and won the Audience Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. As described in a release from The Center for American Progress, it “tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship—one that was tragically cut short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death—of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized—is poignant, enraging, and opens a window into the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.”

Panelists include Shane Bitney Crone and Bishop Gene Robinson, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who is not to be confused for the WaPo columnist. The two bear less than zero resemblance. The moderator will be Maya Rupert, policy director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

The event takes place at the E Street Cinema in Chinatown. Contact ashoup@americanprogress.org to inquire about attending.

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