The largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ families in the world was needed more than ever as LGBTQ+ families face increasing threats to their freedoms
Provincetown, MA – Family Equality and COLAGE joined hundreds of LGBTQ+ families in beautiful Provincetown, Massachusetts for the beloved annual Family Week, the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ families in the world. From July 23 – July 29, 2022, we welcomed over 1,900 registered attendees and almost 600 families from 35 states, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel, Thailand, Denmark, Costa Rica, Germany, and Canada for a family-friendly week on the Cape. Attendees enjoyed daily gatherings, affinity spaces, COLAGE programming for youth with one or more LGBTQ+ parents or caregivers, movie screenings, beach parties, and our first annual Family Night: Y’all Means All community fundraiser for Family Equality and COLAGE.
“At a time when we’re seeing threats to our families’ freedoms everywhere from state legislatures to the highest court in the nation, creating a space for LGBTQ+ families to find friendship and fun has never been more important,” says Stacey Stevenson, CEO of Family Equality. “I am leaving Provincetown with my sons and my wife remembering that joy, more than ever, is an act of resistance. Thank you to Family Equality’s staff, Board members, sponsors, and volunteers for making this amazing week possible.”
“We were happy to bring our programming by and for people with LGBTQ+ parents back to Provincetown for Family Week 2022! As LGBTQ+ people and our families come under attack, we’re so proud to provide community space for COLAGErs and their families to come together safely,” said Jordan Budd, Executive Director of COLAGE. “We can’t wait to see even more youth next year! Thank you to our incredible community of volunteers for helping us put on the most incredible Family Week ever!”
Images courtesy of Family Equality staff & the Joy Channel: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59488482@N07/albums/72177720300919224
About Family Week in Provincetown, MA
Family Week in Provincetown, Massachusetts is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and their children in the world. Family Week 2022 is the 28th anniversary of this special event. Each year hundreds of families come together from over thirty states and from around the world. Family Equality and COLAGE work in partnership to organize a full week of workshops, family fun, new experiences, and community-building. Family Equality organizes different events during the week for parents and whole families, and COLAGE offers engaging and empowering youth programs for ages seven and up.
Family Week is presented by Warner Brothers Discovery. We are grateful for the support of all our Family Week sponsors: (Platinum) The LEGO Group; (Gold) RSM; (Silver) Adventures by Disney, Cape Cod 5 Foundation, Christopher Street Financial, Eastern Bank, Rockland Trust; (Bronze) Drew University, Growing Generations; (Friends) Provincetown Tourism Board, Conwell Home Center Ace Hardware, Adam’s Next, Bayside Betsy’s, Bliss! Provincetown, Box Lunch, The Canteen, Crown & Anchor, Far Land Provision, Grab ’n Go Health Bar, Harbor Motel, MATE Provincetown, The Mayflower, The Murray/Reese Foundation, OurShelves, Perfect Picnic Ptown, The Provincetown Film Institute, the Provincetown Business Guild, the Provincetown Inn, Ptown Bikes, Ptown Massage, Provincetown House of Pizza, Relish Bakery, Orleans Shaw’s, the Provincetown Stop & Shop, Taunton Target, Dartmouth Target, Seekonk Target, Medford Target, Wilmington Target, Swansea Target, Woburn Target, Marlborough East Target, Boston Beacon Hill Target, Plainville Target, Westborough Target, Hyannis Trader Joe’s (514), and Twisted Pizza; (National Corporate Sponsors of Family Equality) Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, California Cryobank, CCS Fundraising, Charles Schwab, ClockWork, Fidelity Investments, Johnson & Johnson Care with Pride, The LEGO Group, Nederlander, Organon, Playbill, Target, Warner Brothers Discovery.
About Family Equality
Family Equality is creating a world where everyone can experience the love, safety, and belonging of family. As the leading national organization for current and future LGBTQ+ families, we work to ensure that everyone has the freedom to find, form, and sustain their families by advancing LGBTQ+ equality through advocacy, support, storytelling, and education. Learn more at familyequality.org.
COLAGE unites people with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and/or asexual parent into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. Learn more at colage.org.
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