Family Week is the largest national gathering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family community.
Date: Saturday, July 28, through Saturday, August 4, 2012
Location: Provincetown, MA 02657
Online registration closes Sunday, July 22.
On-site registration is available, at an increased rate, but tickets for some events may be sold out. Register today!
This Just In: Zach Wahls, co-chair of The Outspoken Generation, will be joining us for Family Week – click here for details.
Family Week an entire week full of family-friendly events – beach campfires, picnics in the park, Parent & Youth Cafés, movie screenings, athletics, arts, a family parade and dance, and more! Family Week also offers unique opportunities for LGBT parents and their children to come together to:
Create life-long connections in support of one another
Share stories that will open other hearts and minds in their own communities
Raise their collective voices to create social justice for all families
This year’s Family Week will run Saturday, July 28 – Saturday, August 4, 2012, and will feature elements including:
Zach Wahls, co-chair of Family Equality Council’s The Outspoken Generation program, will be leading our Outspoken Generation Kick-off Gathering at Family Week this summer. Due to his impassioned speech before the Iowa Legislature in 2011, which quickly went viral on Youtube – twice, Zach is proof positive that young adults can be AMAZING national LGBT family advocates. Zach joins us for Family Week 2012 along with his moms, Terry and Jacqueline.
Parenting Tips and Best Practices
Social Justice and Advocacy in Today’s Community
Celebrating the Diversity of Our Families
Children’s & Youth Programming
Morning activities for little ones (up to age 4) including a bouncy house, parachute, toddler yoga, a magic show and more!
Children’s Programing for 3-8 year olds
Youth Adventures in Dance, Athletics, and Environmental Explorations, Photography for pre-teens ages 9-12
Classic Summer Camp Activities for youth ages 5-12
Teen Programming – The Outspoken Generation:
Café Conversations to discuss being part of an LGBT family
Trans* Families Gathering
Now in its 17th year, Family Week 2012 is being presented as part of a series of community events that will honor Family Equality Council’s 30th anniversary – a year-long national celebration during which we will unveil a renewed commitment to create a better world for our community of LGBT families.
During Family Week 2012, July 28 – August 4, hundreds of LGBT parents, their children, their extended families, prospective parents and friends will gather at the tip of Cape Cod in gay-friendly Provincetown, to relax and enjoy this amazing event.
Early registration is encouraged for Family Week, an event that traditionally draws hundreds of families from across the country and beyond to the sun-splashed, sandy shores of Cape Cod.
Families are also encouraged to book accommodations best-suited for their families as soon as possible by choosing from among a variety of quality hotels, inns and guest houses in Provincetown. Please contact the Provincetown Tourism Office for assistance.
Family Equality Council is committed to making Family Week accessible to all LGBT families who wish attend. A sliding scale is available for to those who are unable to afford full-price registration for Family Week.
Traditional Family Week favorites include the Parent and Youth Café conversations, the Family Unity and Pride Parade, Family Movie Nights, the Family Dance and the exciting children’s and youth adventure activities focused on the arts, environment, and fitness – just to name a few! To see the variety of events we offer each summer, take a look at last year’s schedule by clicking here.
Be sure to join us this year in Provincetown for Family Week 2012 – the vacation your family has dreamed about. We have a whole week of fun waiting for you!