It's Family Week here in Provincetown - with Family Equality Council and COLAGE welcoming LGBTQ parents, children and friends from around the world to this beautiful beach town at the tip of Cape Cod.
With a schedule full of outdoor adventures, Chevy test drives, family dances, beach campfires, and pajama party movie nights, there've been plenty of activities to entertain kids and adults alike.
We've picked out 30 of our favorite photos from the fun and festive week, which you can check out AFTER THE JUMP...
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GENTLE BEAR: Bear saves crow from drowning
WATERLESS WATER PARKS: Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at California's unprecedented drought
CELEBRITY SCENTS: Buzzfeed conducts a blind smell test of celebrity fragrances
CAM OF THE WILD: Fox steals GoPro camera expecting a tasty snack.
Leonardo DiCaprio is on Orlando Bloom's side in his fight with Justin Beiber.
Chris Pratt smolders in new photo for Jurassic World
New Jersey judge tosses out lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy - "Surely, the fundamental rights of parents do not include the right to choose a specific medical or mental health treatment that the state has reasonably deemed harmful or ineffective," Wolfson wrote. "To find otherwise would create unimaginable and unintentional consequences."
St. Francois County, Missouri gets its first gay bar.
Study finds kids who read Harry Potter have improved attitudes towards LGBT people.
The Atlantic looks at how LGBT students are slowly changing Christian colleges. “There used to be no conversation. Now people are talking about [LGBT issues] all the time, and the university can’t pretend that there aren’t gay people who attend the school.”
The Episcopal diocese of Arizona has come out for marriage equality.
Fisherman catches rare calico colored lobster, donates it to museum
Trans advocates urge Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to admit transgender women.
Nevada revises foster care regulations to remove automatic exclusion of people with HIV.
Guy goes to Comic-Con on shrooms....and trips f*cking balls.
Selena Gomez' new movie has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority unanimously approves nearly $19 million in tax incentives for a Noah's Ark themed biblical park
Bradley Cooper flipped burgers at Burger King this week to prepare for his role in his upcoming film Adam Jones.
Nicki Minaj's new single 'Anaconda' leaks to the internet. Dare you to listen and not love it.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will say farewell to Congress later this month.
Maggie Gyllenhaal isn't as big of an Obama supporter as she once was. "I really believed in him, and I'm not sure what he believes in anymore."
New poll finds 5% of Canadians identify as LGBT, 74% of Canadians saying they know someone LGBT.
Gay rights groups dispute June's NHS survey showing that less that 3% of the population identifies as LGB: “The truth is, numbers matter, and political influence matters,” said Scout, director of the nonprofit CenterLink Network of LGBT Equity, who goes by only one name. “If we really are 2 percent versus 4 percent, it means people are going to say, ‘okay, I’m only going to care half as much,’
VIDEO: Zac Efron making out with Michelle Rodriguez at a LA nightclub.
Musab Mohammed Masmari — the 30-year-old suspect who plead guilty to the New Year’s Eve arson of Seattle's Neighbours gay nightclub — has been sentenced to ten years in prison, more than double the time requested by the court’s prosecutors and defense.
Though prosecutors alleged that Masmari set the blaze out of anti-gay hatred and intolerance, the Seattle PI says Masmari’s defense ascribed a different reason — alcoholism:
In a letter to the court, Masmari, 31, explained he’d consumed a bottle of cheap whiskey in the hours before he set the fire. He claims not to remember setting it, though he recognized himself on a surveillance video.
“I do not believe that I am a bad man but when I get drunk I have done bad things,” Masmari said in a letter to the court. “I swear that it is my intent to never drink again.”
…“I am sorry for the damage I caused, and I am grateful that no one was hurt,” Masmari said in a letter to the court. “I should have gotten alcohol counseling. … I wish I had.
Masmari will remain in jail until his eventual transfer to a federal prison.
Violet Palmer, who became the NBA's first female referee back in 1997, has announced she will marry her longtime partner on Friday, the AP reports:
"This is actually the big formal coming out," Palmer said. "We are saying to the world, to everyone, here's my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out."
Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be officiated by "Basketball Wives LA" star Tanya Young Williams, the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.
Wisconsin's Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that domestic partner registry does not violate the state's ban on same-sex marriage, the AP reports:
Democratic lawmakers enacted the registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples in 2009, three years after Wisconsin voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
In the five years since, Wisconsin and the nation have seen "a monumental shift in marriage equality," said Katie Belanger, president and CEO of Fair Wisconsin, the state's largest gay rights organization.
In June, a federal judge declared Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. That case will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on August 26.