Phoenix Movie Bears Create Community Through Love of Film and Inclusion

If you like going out to movies on Wednesday night and need a group of friends, the Phoenix Movie Bears are ready and willing to join you in the fold. Originally founded as a social group for gay men who identify as bears, PMB has expanded its reach over the past five years to include everyone who's LGBT friendly.

Founder Josh Hastings spoke to Jackalope Ranch about five years of Movie Bears, a big Halloween anniversary bash, and how the organizers got their groove back through kind words from the community.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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