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Bridegroom’s Shane Bitney-Crone to attend StartOut fundraiser

Bridegroom’s Shane Bitney-Crone to attend StartOut fundraiser

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:16 Written by // James Findlay

A special screening of the award-winning documentary Bridegroom will be held as a fundraiser for new non-profit organisation StartOut Australia on Thursday, May15.

StartOut focuses on improving mental health in people of Diverse Sexualities and Genders (DSG) by building programs that focus on social inclusion, freedom from discrimination and economic participation.

The documentary follows the intensely personal story surrounding the relationship of Shane Bitney-Crone and Tom Bridegroom, and the ongoing debate and struggle over the legal rights of same-sex couples.

Shane Bitney-Crone will also visit Australia and will be at the screening for a Q and A.

Bridegroom was winner of the GLAAD Award for Best Documentary and Audience Choice Award Best Documentary at MQFF this year.

Watch the trailer for Bridegroom

[Image] Shane Bitney-Crone Image: Wikipedia

Bridegroom, May 15, Capitol Theatre Melbourne. For more information and tickets visit


James Findlay

James Findlay

James Findlay is a Melbourne-based writer and broadcaster who has worked in community media for many years. He has won awards for his work on The Naughty Rude Show on SYN, and can be heard on JOY 94.9's breakfast program, Triple Threat, and Hide and Seek - exploring sex, sexuality and self. James was also the Marketing and PR Manager for Melbourne's Midsumma Festival for two years, before traveling overseas where he taught English in Germany and worked as a tour guide around Western Europe. He is currently studying his Masters at Melbourne University in Public Health (specialising in Sexual Health).

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