A film which traces the love story of a gay couple will premiere later this month on cabler OWN.

Bridegroom documents the lives of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, who met in 2005 and vowed to marry one day, if it became legal.

While Shane's family completely accepted the couple, Tom's family refused to accept that he was gay.

Two years ago, Tom died in a tragic accident and Shane was threatened and banned from the funeral by Tom's family.

The film is directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, the creator of the CBS sitcom Designing Women, and was introduced at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, where it won the Heineken Audience Award, by former president Bill Clinton.

Clinton called the true-life story “life affirming.”

Bridegroom premieres on OWN Sunday, October 27 as part of a special night of programming about being gay in America. (The film's trailer is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)