Bridegroom, which traces the love story of a gay couple, premieres Sunday on Netflix and 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.

In speaking with gay glossy The Advocate, Crone said that he was outside the Supreme Court on the day it handed down two groundbreaking rulings related to gay marriage.

“I wanted to be there, and that was an incredible day – the energy around there, and the hundreds and hundreds of people. It was bittersweet in a lot of ways, but overall I was just happy,” he said.

He added that he was honored to have Oprah Winfrey's support.

“So much that has happened is so unimaginable, but to have her support, it's huge. Just for her to believe in the film is an honor, but I'm just so grateful because [airing on OWN is] really going to help us reach a lot of people that we wouldn't have been able to reach.” (The film's trailer is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)