October Happenings from Pride Guide California!

Things To Do in Tempe, Arizona this season In Tempe, Arizona, fall means the start of beautiful weather and event season. Enjoy fun-filled outdoor festivals, live music and arts performances throughout the city. Come to Tempe for an event and make a long weekend out of it. Stay in one of Tempe’s many hotels, from resort-style properties to budget-friendly accommodations located near Downtown Tempe, ASU Tempe Campus and shopping at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills. Visit www.tempetourism.com to plan your getaway today.
 

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Things To Do in Tempe, Arizona this season

In Tempe, Arizona, fall means the start of beautiful weather and event season. Enjoy fun-filled outdoor festivals, live music and arts performances throughout the city.

Come to Tempe for an event and make a long weekend out of it.

Stay in one of Tempe’s many hotels, from resort-style properties to budget-friendly accommodations located near Downtown Tempe, ASU Tempe Campus and shopping at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills.

Visit www.tempetourism.com to plan your getaway today.

Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) – live music, a gallery, and theatre in a beautiful, lakeside venue

ASU Gammage – see the best of Broadway at this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed auditorium

ASU Art Museum Exhibitions

Outdoor Festivals and Events

  • ASU Football Home Schedule: September 25 – November 27, 2021
    Get excited for a season full of fans and action-packed football at the legendary ASU Sun Devil Stadium.
  • Music in the Garden: Friday evenings,October 1 –
    November 19, 2021
    Desert Botanical Garden’s Ullman Terrace sets the stage for live music from a variety of local bands.

  • Phoenix Pride Festival: November 6-7, 2021
    Held at Steele Indian School Park, the Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 6 stages and over 300 exhibitors showcasing food, shopping and community resources.
  • IRONMAN Arizona: November 21, 2021
    This grueling, yet inspiring competition features a 2.4-mile swim, a
    112-mile bike ride and a complete 26.2 mile marathon.

Photo: Nils Nielsen

  • Chihuly in the Desert at the Desert Botanical Garden:
    December 3, 2021-June 19, 2022
    Chihuly in the Desert showcases Dale Chihuly’s stunning, large-scale installations nestled among the Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants.

For even more events, visit www.tempetourism.com/events/.

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Ventura County Pride is August 20th – 22nd

Fall is the perfect time to visit Arizona. The weather cools off, but not so much that you need a jacket, there’s pumpkin spice everything, and in Tempe, fall means the start of the event season. Starting in September, enjoy fun-filled outdoor festivals, art exhibitions and Broadway performances. Make a long weekend out of it by staying in one of Tempe’s hotels, located near Downtown Tempe, the ASU Tempe Campus and shopping at Arizona Mills. Visit www.tempetourism.com to plan your getaway.
 

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Visit Tempe, Arizona

Events in Tempe this season

 

Fall is the perfect time to visit Arizona. The weather cools off, but not so much that you need a jacket, there’s pumpkin spice everything, and in Tempe, fall means the start of the event season. Starting in September, enjoy fun-filled outdoor festivals, art exhibitions and Broadway performances.
 

Make a long weekend out of it by staying in one of Tempe’s hotels, located near Downtown Tempe, the ASU Tempe Campus and shopping at Arizona Mills. Visit www.tempetourism.com to plan your getaway.

 

ASU Art Museum exhibitions:

  • Pilot Projects: Hugh Hayden, “Pillory”: on view through December 3, 2021

  • “DinnerWhere”: on view through October 9, 2021

ASU Gammage: See the best of Broadway at this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed auditorium.

  • HAMILTON: Sept. 8-Oct. 10, 2021

  • MEAN GIRLS: Nov. 2-7, 2021
     

Photo Credit: Mean Girls, ASU Gammage 

Outdoor Festivals and Events

  • Phoenix Pride Festival: November 6-7, 2021
    Held at Steele Indian School Park, the Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 6 stages and over 300 exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food, shopping and community resources.

  • ASU Football: September 2 – November 27, 2021
    Get excited for a season full of fans and action-packed football at the legendary ASU Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Sonoran Sippin’ at Desert Botanical Garden: select dates through September 10, 2021
    Stroll the trails as you soak in the desert vibes and iconic sunsets all while enjoying music by local deejays and musicians.

  • Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake: Oct. 8-10, 2021
    One of Tempe’s signature annual events, Four Peaks Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, food vendors and more.

  • IROMAN Arizona: November 21, 2021
    This grueling, yet inspiring competition features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a complete 26.2 mile marathon.

 

Find more events on the Tempe Tourism Office website

 

Photo Credit: Oktoberfest, Four Peaks Brewing Co. 

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With Pride Month Underway, Rep. Titus and Senator Markey Introduce Legislation to Establish U.S. as Global Advocate for LGBTQI Rights

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Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to introduce the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act.

The GLOBE Act, H.R. 3800, would establish equality and justice as key components of U.S. foreign policy; affirm that discrimination, hatred, and violence against LGBTQI persons will not be tolerated by the United States; and assert that the United States government will treat LGBTQI rights as human rights throughout its foreign policy, development assistance, and immigration programs. The bill would also establish a permanent Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQI Persons at the State Department.

“No person should suffer from discrimination because of who they are or whom they love,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “Under the leadership of President Biden and Secretary Blinken, the United States has the opportunity to set an example for the rest of the world by protecting the rights of LGBTQI people at home and abroad. The GLOBE Act equips the federal government with the tools and personnel it needs to promote LGBTQI rights around the world and punish regimes that persecute people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. I’m grateful to Senators Markey, Shaheen, and Merkley for their partnership on this important legislation.”

“Today, millions of people can once again see the Pride flag fly outside of U.S. embassies around the world, affirming the United States’ commitment to protecting LGBTQI rights everywhere,” said Senator Markey (D-MA). “LGBTQI rights are human rights, and we must take further steps to ensure that equality, justice, and non-discrimination policies are embedded throughout our foreign policy. President Biden and Secretary Blinken have committed to making the protection of human rights a key pillar of our work abroad, and I look forward to working with them to ensure these rights are extended to all people, no matter who they are or who they love, first and foremost by a swift appointment of the Special Envoy for LGBTQI Rights. I thank Senator Shaheen and Merkley, and Representative Titus for their leadership on this legislation and their commitment to upholding LGBQTI rights around the world.”

“As the U.S. restores its role as the global leader in promoting human rights, LGBTQI+ rights must be a top priority. We must double down on our commitment to protect the right for people to love freely and express their truest gender identity – regardless of where they live in  the world,” said Senator Shaheen (D-NH). “I’m encouraged by the Biden administration’s efforts to ensure LGBTQI+ rights are integrated within our foreign policy goals, and I look forward to working with them to ensure this bill’s passage to establish a dedicated Special Envoy. We must not back down on our push for equality and justice on the global stage.”

“We are living in a moment where governments around the world continue to make dangerous threats to our LGBTQ family, friends, and neighbors,” said Senator Merkley (D-OR). “America cannot remain silent in the face of that discrimination and abuse. Every person—regardless of who they are, whom they love, or where they live—has the right to be treated with decency and respect. That’s why I’m urging my colleagues to join us in passing the GLOBE Act, to send a clear message that the United States is committed to defending those rights for the American people and for people around the world.”

“The GLOBE Act is landmark legislation that provides legal, diplomatic, and financial tools to advance human rights for LGBTQI persons globally,” said Council for Global Equality Chair Mark Bromley. “It honors the Biden Administration’s foreign policy commitments and allows U.S. embassies to offer targeted support for some of the most marginalized communities around the world.”

“President Biden and this Congress continue to make progress on protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination at home and abroad, reversing the worst actions of the previous administration,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. “The GLOBE Act to Protect LGBTI Rights Worldwide is a critical step in combating bigotry and prejudice worldwide. This legislation sends a clear message: the United States is redoubling its commitment to advancing human rights around the globe. We thank Senator Markey for his leadership and advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people.”

“We applaud Senators Markey, Shaheen and Merkley and Representative Titus for introducing legislation that promotes a vision of justice for LGBTQI+ people who have been marginalized and criminalized by their governments,” said American Jewish World Service Director of U.S. Advocacy Rori Kramer. “For too long, U.S. foreign policy has not centered the rights of LGBTQI+ people – the GLOBE Act will change that. Addressing the wide-ranging nature of LGBTQI+ rights from foreign aid, to asylum and immigration, to global health, the GLOBE Act would ensure that the United States leads the fight to protect and promote LGBTQI+ rights around the world.”

Specifically, the GLOBE Act:

  • Codifies the State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQI Persons in law;
  • Requires the State Department to document human rights abuses and discrimination against LGBTQI people around the world;
  • Restricts entry into the United States for foreign individuals responsible for abuse and murder of LGBTQI populations;
  • Ensures fair access to asylum and refugee programs for LGBTQI individuals;
  • Requires engagement with international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Bank, to protect international LGBTQI rights; and
  • Protects the rights of U.S. LGBTQI citizens serving their countries overseas at diplomatic and consular posts.

In the House, The GLOBE Act is co-sponsored by Representatives David Cicilline (RI-01), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Mark Takano (CA-41), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Karen Bass (CA-37), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), Sara Jacobs (CA-53), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-00), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Andy Levin (MI-09), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Jim McGovern (MA-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Darren Soto (FL-09), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Judy Chu (CA-27), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Edward Case (HI-01), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Donald McEachin (VA-04), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Bill Keating (MA-09), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Adam Smith (WA-09), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ritchie Torres (NY-15), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Madeline Dean (PA-04), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Marie Newman (IL-03), Grace Meng (NY-06), Peter Welch (VT-AL), Al Green (TX-09), John Larson (CT-01), Andre’ Carson (IN-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Mondaire Jones (NY-17), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Angie Craig (MN-02), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Jim Costa (CA-16), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Danny Davis (IL-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Jim Himes (CT-04).

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Plan a Trip to Tempe, AZ for Fabulous Dining this Spring!

What makes a sunny spring day even better? Dining on an outdoor patio in Tempe, Arizona! This is the season when getting outside is a priority in Tempe because the weather is incredible. And, with Tempe’s ever-evolving dining scene, it’s your chance to try a new place or revisit an old favorite.
 
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Patio Dining in Tempe, Arizona

What makes a sunny spring day even better? Dining on an outdoor patio in Tempe, Arizona! This is the season when getting outside is a priority in Tempe because the weather is incredible. And, with Tempe’s ever-evolving dining scene, it’s your chance to try a new place or revisit an old favorite.


Pedal Haus Brewery

Here are some of the best Tempe restaurants that serve mouthwatering meals on relaxing outdoor patios. For even more options for outdoor dining, visit the Tempe Tourism blog.

Pedal Haus Brewery
Pedal Haus Brewery at Seventh Street and Mill Avenue features hand-crafted, award winning beers, a delicious gastropub menu and a huge patio. You’ll love the fire pits, yard games, plenty of seating and their outdoor bar.

House of Tricks
House of Tricks has been the spot for romantic dinners in Tempe for more than 30 years. It’s located in two historic cottages with a beautiful, plant filled outdoor courtyard. Their contemporary American menu is updated seasonally, and they have an extensive wine list.

Postino Annex
Postino locations are well-known in the Phoenix metro area for their relaxed atmosphere, delicious paninis, salads and bruschetta boards and wine lists that are sure to impress. Tempe’s Postino Annex is in the heart of Downtown Tempe, located in a unique building that was once a red brick schoolhouse and an art studio. Their large sunny patio gives you a front row to people watching in this college town, along with excellent views of “A” Mountain.


Postino Annex

Caffe Boa
Caffe Boa has been a Tempe favorite for more than two decades. They serve a menu of handmade pastas, fresh seafood and salads in their charming indoor and outdoor space. Their patio is set back from the hustle and bustle of Mill Avenue, perfect for a quiet date night. And, their exceptional food will make you swear you are in Italy.

Salut Kitchen Bar
Salut is known for their creative menu, featuring Mediterranean-American inspired food paired with flavorful cocktails. Their large outdoor patio is a respite from everyday life, and you can even bring your dog. Just be sure to start with their hummus nachos!


Salut Kitchen Bar

Pier 54
This entire restaurant is a waterside patio, located in The Lakes neighborhood in south Tempe. Pier 54 serves fresh takes on classics, from shrimp tacos to specialty burgers. It’s a great spot for a relaxing lunch or a sunset dinner.

Alibi
Tempe’s first full-service rooftop bar, Alibi, is on the 14th floor of the Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown. This poolside lounge provides amazing views of the city below and you’ll be captivated by their menu inspired by street food from around the world. And, of course, their colorful cocktails just add to the experience.

Barrio Queen
End a day of shopping at Tempe Marketplace with a visit to Barrio Queen. This locally owned restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare, paired with unique drinks and extensive tequila and mezcal menus. Be sure to snag a spot on their oversized patio and try some of their specialties, including Cochinita Pibil Tacos and Mole Enchiladas.

 
 
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Holiday Happenings from Pride Guide

Tempe’s dining scene is on the rise, with new and notable restaurants that are adding new flavors to this college town. The newest eateries in Tempe feature everything from plant-based cuisine to delicious sweet treats, so you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. Alter Ego, the lobby level restaurant at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown, was recently named Best Hotel Restaurant by the Phoenix New Times. That’s quite an honor, considering that it just opened in June.
 
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The socially distanced, single-way Holiday Market in Gallagher Square, will feature local and European artisan shops, magical lighting displays, seasonal food and beverage, Santa and other holiday characters!

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New Dining Options in Tempe, AZ

Tempe’s dining scene is on the rise, with new and notable restaurants that are adding new flavors to this college town. The newest eateries in Tempe feature everything from plant-based cuisine to delicious sweet treats, so you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. Alter Ego, the lobby level restaurant at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown, was recently named Best Hotel Restaurant by the Phoenix New Times. That’s quite an honor, considering that it just opened in June.

Check out Tempe’s newest restaurants and find even more at www.tempetourism.com.

Alter Ego

GuacStar Kitchen and Cantina
GuacStar Kitchen and Cantina is an unpretentious dining destination where the experience counts as much as the food. The eatery offers mouth-watering plant-based versions of Mexican food, margaritas and new takes on cocktails made popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Standout menu items include the Baja Pescado Street Tacos, made with beer battered royal trumpet mushrooms, and the Enchiladas Calabacitas, made with roasted squash and zucchini, house-made roja and verde sauce and cashew crema.

Sweet Republic
One of Arizona’s favorite local ice cream shops, Sweet Republic, recently opened their newest location in Tempe. This new destination for ice cream lovers is located at the Watermark development, on the north side of Tempe Town Lake. Their artisan ice cream is made in small batches, with natural ingredients such as milk from Arizona dairy farms, fresh fruit and handmade marshmallows. You’ll find standard flavors that you know and love, but you’ll be tempted by some of their unique combos such as Peaberry Espresso and Church Music, a collaboration with The Shop Beer Co.

CoreLife Eatery
Looking for healthy food that tastes delicious? CoreLife Eatery is Tempe’s newest fast-casual restaurant serving salads, rice bowls and tacos made with ingredients free of GMOs, artificial colors or additives. Patrons can choose from suggested options, such as Southwest Grilled Chicken with Purple Rice, Sriracha Ginger Tofu and Ancient Grains and Korean Pulled Pork Tacos.

Drink Me! Tea Room
A twist on the British tradition, Drink Me! Tea Room is a charming place for afternoon tea in South Tempe. Their whimsical décor is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. They offer several options for tea service and reservations are required in advance. The Wonderland Afternoon Tea is a mix of savory bites, scones and sweet treats and the Petite Tea offers a selection of scones served with coconut cream and lemon curd. You can choose from a list of organic teas to accompany your treats, all of which are plant-based, gluten free and absolutely delicious. Check their website for seasonal offerings.

Alter Ego
Alter Ego is the signature restaurant at the Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown. With a gorgeous interior space and a patio open to views of Arizona State University, Alter Ego serves elevated fusion cuisine expertly executed by Executive Chef Ken Arneson, such as the Katsu Chicken Sandwich and Brick Oven Calabrian Shrimp. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and also offer inventive hand-crafted cocktails. They have also recently added weekend brunch with not so typical dishes like “FRO,” with breakfast pork fried rice, a teppanyaki-style omelet, Asian pear salad and Thai vinaigrette, and the Banana Fritter Pancake with bruleed bananas, cinnamon whipped cream and warm syrup.

Alibi
Change your point of view and visit Alibi on the 14th floor of the Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown. This poolside rooftop bar offers a menu inspired by street food from around the world, with options including an ahi tuna Poki Sampler and Filipino Style Empanadas. Here you can nosh with friends, sip on a cocktail, wine or beer and catch the sunset all at once.

Alibi

Postino South Tempe
Postino South Tempe opened in September. Postino, a metro area favorite, is beloved for its menu of bruschetta boards, sharable snacks, salads, paninis, Arizona craft brews, and nearly 30 wines by the glass. Join them for daily happy hour, $5 ’til 5 p.m., when all wines by the glass and pitchers of beer are $5 from open-5 p.m. After 8 p.m. on Mon. and Tues. evenings, partake in their $25 Bottle & Board, a bottle of wine and a board of bruschetta for $25 after 8 p.m. Funky décor including mid-century modern furnishings, vintage Tempe concert posters, and a 300-foot art wall covered in skateboard ads makes this location a standout from the rest.

Postino South Tempe   Photo: Shelby Moore


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BREAKING NEWS: NGLCC Endorses Joe Biden for President

 
BREAKING NEWS:
NGLCC Endorses Joe Biden for President
The Business Voice of the LGBT Community Announces Endorsement
Citing Biden’s Record on Small Business and LGBT Progress
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, has publicly announced its endorsement of Joseph R. Biden for President of the United States. NGLCC has only endorsed for president once previously in its nearly twenty-year history and the vote was unanimous by the organization’s Board of Directors.
“The NGLCC is proud to endorse a champion for inclusion. We need to elect a president with a commitment to LGBTQ equality, ending racism and racial violence, promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship and ensuring a safe and equitable society for every American. Joe Biden is that candidate,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson.
 
“Joe Biden proudly affirms an essential core value of the NGLCC: that we all deserve our shot at the American Dream, and that our economy only succeeds when it is available to all LGBT and allied Americans.”
“The stakes have never been so high for the future of our country and the LGBT business community. Joe Biden is the champion our businesses and our families need to thrive,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell.
 
“The LGBT community has come too far to lose its seat at the table, and we are certain that a President Biden will continue fighting for the collective economic and social longevity of America’s 1.4 million LGBT business owners and the more than $1.7 trillion they add to the U.S. economy despite ongoing discrimination.”
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Join LGBTQ+ for Biden and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for a virtual event to celebrate the 1.4 million LGBTQ+ business owners across the United States and discuss the path forward.
 
This week, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket, the most pro-equality ticket in American history. During this virtual event, special guests will talk about Vice President Biden’s plans to build a stronger, more equitable economy, promote entrepreneurship, tackle structural racism, fight systemic injustice and end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people once and for all.
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“We need to elect a president with a commitment to LGBTQ equality, ending racism and racial violence, promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship, and ensuring a safe and equitable society for every American. Joe Biden is that candidate,” NGLCC Co-Founder and
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Simon Amstell’s Gay Romantic Comedy Benjamin Now Available on DVD and VOD from Artsploitation Films and Kino Lorber

Artsploitation Films and Kino Lorber Release

Benjamin

A Romantic Comedy of a Different Kind by Simon Amstell

Now on DVD and Digital Platforms including Kino Now

Please contact Matt Barry at mbarry@kinolorber.com

to request an online screener for review.

“Simon Amstell’s funny, charming and overpoweringly personal comedy is a nervous romance, in which both parties get to be Annie Hall … a miraculously heartfelt love story, sweet and poignant in all its awkwardness.” – The Guardian

“A laugh-out-loud love story with bite. Sparkles with wit, warmth and weirdness” – Total Film

“A tender, funny and, at times, painful film” – The Daily Mail

“Witty, effervescent and unexpectedly soulful” – The Times (London)

“Funny, bittersweet and affecting” – Empire

New York, NY — August 25, 2020 — Artsploitation Films and Kino Lorber are proud to announce that Benjamin, a quirky, anxiety-fueled gay rom-com directed by Simon (“Nevermind the Buzzcocks”) Amstell and starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Happy Prince), is now available on DVD and digital platforms including Kino Now.

Benjamin was an Official Selection of the BFI London Film Festival, and won the Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award for Best Film at the Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

 

Synopsis:

Simon Amstell’s offbeat gay romantic comedy centers around Benjamin (Colin Morgan), a nervous, neurotic filmmaker juggling the anxieties of finalizing his upcoming film with the fear and awkwardness of a burgeoning romance. Will Benjamin’s insecurities get in the way of success and happiness? Will his film be a critics-savaging disaster and he, a one-hit wonder? Amstell peppers this entertaining tale with scene-stealing cast of supporting characters including Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Jessica Raine, Jack Rowan and Anna Chancellor.

Please contact Matt Barry at mbarry@kinolorber.com to request an online screener for review.

Title: Benjamin; Director: Simon Amstell; Country: UK; Year: 2019; Running Time: 85 minutes; Language: English; Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1; Sound: Dolby 5.1

DVD SRP: 19.95

DVD Item #: ART71

DVD UPC: 851597006803

Benjamin | Official Trailer

Contact Information:

Matt Barry

mbarry@kinolorber.com

Kino Lorber

333 West 39 St., Suite 503

New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-629-6880

www.kinolorber.com



ABOUT ARTSPLOITATION FILMS

Not limited to being just a genre label, Artsploitation Films presents intriguing, unsettling, unpredictable and provocative films to an audience long numbed by filmic predictability.

 

ABOUT KINO LORBER:

With a library of over 2,800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years, including documentary nominees Fire at Sea (2017) and Of Fathers & Sons (2019). In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Carlotta USA, Adopt Films, Greenwich Entertainment, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel KinoNow.com which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library.

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Supreme Court Rules on Title VII Cases

At a time of national demonstrations in support of Black lives and against systemic racism and during a national health crisis, it is heartening to have good news from the Supreme Court. The decision handed down by the Court today affirms and emphasizes the importance of Americans coming together for the good of the nation and all its people. The Supreme Court has ruled that companies do not have a right to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the workplace. This historic decision says that LGBTQ+ people are, and should be, protected from discrimination under federal law. And while this is welcome news, the reality is that we still have much to do. 

Changes to Section 1557 of the Health Care Rights Law last Friday rolling back healthcare protections for transgender people, as well as the pervasive racism that continues to exist across our country, demonstrate the long road we still have ahead to end discrimination. 

There are still critical gaps in our federal non‐discrimination laws. It is still legal for federally funded entities including hospitals, colleges, and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people. It is also legal for stores, restaurants, and hotels to discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community in certain situations. 

“Comprehensive federal protections for LGBTQ+ people are about basic human needs. They ensure everyday Americans are able to earn a living, be safe in their communities, serve their country, receive medical care, and take care of the ones they love,” said Denise Spivak, CenterLink’s CEO. 

CenterLink calls on Congress to pass full federal non‐discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people and to continue working toward true equality for ALL people. 

At 4pm PT / 7pm ET, CenterLink will join a virtual national rally with other LGBTQ+ leaders from across the country and those who led the fight for these cases. Immediately after the rally, a panel of experts will discuss the court’s opinion and offer analysis of its potential effects. The public is welcome to attend both events. Learn more at www.decisionday.org

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CenterLink develops strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities. Founded in 1994, CenterLink plays an important role in addressing the challenges centers face by helping them to improve their organizational and service delivery capacity, access public resources, and engage their regional communities in the grassroots social justice movement. www.lgbtcenters.org.

 

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Happy 2020 from Pride Guide California!

Celebrate Spring in Tempe Tempe, Arizona is known for having endless sunny days. We say all that abundant sunshine is best celebrated in the spring. February through April, the city’s calendar is full of outdoor events and activities that take advantage of the balmy temperatures. Visit our spring travel tips page to plan your Tempe getaway.
 
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The event benefits the Blade Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that fund enterprise journalism projects focused on LGBTQ and other underrepresented communities and to create scholarships for LGBTQ journalists.

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Celebrate Spring in Tempe
Tempe, Arizona is known for having endless sunny days. We say all that abundant sunshine is best celebrated in the spring. February through April, the city’s calendar is full of outdoor events and activities that take advantage of the balmy temperatures. Visit our spring travel tips page to plan your Tempe getaway.


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Get a preview of the boys of summer during Cactus League Spring Training — the Angels’ home base is Tempe Diablo Stadium. Enjoy a variety of events at Tempe Town Lake and Downtown Tempe, from the Tempe Festival of the Arts to the Arizona Aloha Festival. The Innings Festival, a two-day celebration of music with a baseball theme, is a must for music lovers with performances from Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, Portugal. The Man and Death Cab for Cutie. And, of course, Phoenix Pride takes places just a light rail ride away from Tempe at Steele Indian School Park. For details and even more events, go to the Tempe Tourism event calendar.

Cocktails, anyone?
The dining scene in Tempe is always evolving and ranges from college town eats to chef-driven cuisine.

Many of Tempe’s restaurants focus on the cocktails just as much as the food. You’ll find beverages that are perfect accompaniments to menu items like the tropical Tiki Tiki Shinjuku at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant and the Paloma, with citrus flavors and tequila, at Cotton & Copper. Check out the latest Tastefully Tempe video that showcases these creative cocktails.


Through January 13, 2020 ♦ Palm Springs, CA

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries.

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