Because they had no rights under the law as a gay couple Shane was initially given no rights at the hospital regarding the man he loved & shared his life with. Imagine not only had he lost the love of his life but had no rights in that situation to respond to his life partners final needs. During the video I found his name was Tom, Tom Bridegroom. It came to me in a split second that this was the charming young guy from MySpace with the beautiful voice.
Today I watched Bridegroom Movie & was moved by the way that although this had been a hellish experience for Shane, there was no hate for those who had perpetrated his torturous experience. The fact that in sharing this experience, which I am convinced is to effect change & growth has to show great big gap gaps in the level of equality in this country.
I challenge anyone to watch this movie & not me moved by the the sheer humanity of this experience. Those who take issue with gay rights really need to search their souls & ask themselves why. Shane is someone's brother, someone's son, someone's friend & so was Tom & for everyone to not see the need change after watching this movie would leave me aghast.
Rest In Peace Tom Bridegroom , You were a beautiful & talented individual gone too soon. May your passing teach us love one another more & exercise a greater glimpse into humanity. You light up the sky x
There is no freedom till we are all equal!
Love & Peace, Xander.