Hosted by Family Equality and COLAGE, Family Week 2019 will bring together thousands of members of LGBTQ+ families in Provincetown, MA
PROVINCETOWN, MA — From Saturday, July 27 to Saturday, August 3, 2019, Family Equality and COLAGE are hosting the 25th Annual Family Week in Provincetown, the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ+ families. Over the past 25 years, Family Week has grown from an informal, community-based gathering to what we see today: an annual destination event for thousands of members of LGBTQ+ families from all over the country. This year, more than 550 families have pre-registered for Family Week, and Family Equality anticipates welcoming more families to onsite registration to attend the week’s programmed events this weekend.
Family Equality CEO The Rev. Stan J. Sloan released the following statement to launch Family Week 2019:
“Family Equality and COLAGE are delighted to be back in Provincetown for our 25th Annual Family Week event, and this year we’re welcoming a record number of LGBTQ+ families! Our time together at Family Week is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the strength and resilience of our community when we come together, and to build momentum for the work we have ahead of us. Year-round, Family Equality works hard to support LGBTQ+ families nationwide in the face of threats from the Trump Administration, by supporting legislation like the Every Child Deserves a Family Act that would make it illegal to discriminate against our community, and fighting state laws allowing adoption and foster care agencies the ability to discriminate against our youth and prospective LGBTQ+ parents. We’re excited to see so many LGBTQ+ families joining us in Provincetown, and Family Equality is proud to support you all, both here at Family Week, and when you return to your homes across the country.”
To learn more about Family Week, including event schedules and registration information, visit: www.ptownfamilyweek.com
About Family Equality
Family Equality advances legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. Family Equality believes every LGBTQ person should have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of who they are or where they live. Learn more at familyequality.org.
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Ed Harris, Chief Communications Officer, Family Equality Council
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