Must See TV Sunday October 27th on Oprah’s OWN


Sunday, October 27 

from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT

Oprah hosts a conversation about being gay
in America with actress/comedienne Wanda Sykes, “Modern Family” star
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and “Scandal” Emmy award-winner Dan Bucatinsky.
 The actors share when they knew they were gay,
how they came out, the reactions from family members and the process of

They discuss the state of television and the impact being
gay has had on their careers in Hollywood. Together they also talk about
parenting, marriage equality and the importance
of role models within the community.  


 Followed  by – “BRIDEGROOM”

Sunday, October 27 from 10 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. ET/PT

“Bridegroom” is a documentary film by
director Linda Bloodworth Thomason (“Designing Women”) that tells the
emotional journey of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, two young
men in a loving and committed relationship that was
cut tragically short.  The story of what happened after Tom’s
accidental death– of how people in relationships without the legal
protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and
ostracized by family members – is poignant, thought provoking
and sheds more light on the issue of marriage equality and human


On the anniversary of Tom’s death, after a
year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute
to his partner entitled “It Could Happen to You.” The video went viral
and has garnered over four million views.
 Although it was a cathartic process for Shane and a tribute to the
love of his life, more than anything, he wanted it to serve as a warning
to other LGBT couples, and to show the world what can happen when two
people are legally barred from having equal rights
and protections that are granted to others under marriage laws. 


The film has earned numerous accolades,
including audience awards at the TriBeca Film Festival, where it was
introduced by President Bill Clinton, and Outfest Los Angeles Film
Festival.  Shane continues to work alongside organizations
including GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign to promote equality, and
received the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Award in 2012.  “Bridegroom” will
be available on DVD on November 19, 2013.