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Check Out This Stunning View of Provincetown Shot by a Drone: VIDEO


Videographer David Cox brought his DJI Phantom Vision drone to Provincetown, Massachusetts to document some of the resort town's many appealing features including the Cape Cod National Seashore, the picturesque harbor, the Pilgrim Monument, the bustling tea dance, as well as last week's costumed Comic Book Carnival Parade (see our photo gallery HERE), much of it from a great height and in glorious HD.

His clip will make those of you who love this place feel the urge to "come home."

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Provincetown's Comic Book Carnival Springs to Life in These 120 Sexy, Superpower-ful Instagram Pics: PHOTOS


Every year in August more than 90,000 people descend on the gay and lesbian resort destination of Provincetown, Massachusetts for the town's annual Carnival celebration. This year, balmy, late summer temperatures combined with festive vacation spirits turned out animated characters and 'Cape crusaders' in force for 2014's theme: Comic Book Capers.


We've collected 120 of our favorite Instagram pics featuring more Supermen, X-Men, Batmen than you can leap in a single bound along with a few Poison Ivies, a couple of Hat Sisters, an Iron Man, a dozen Robins, the Flash, a Green Lantern or two, Smurfs, Babs, Captain America, a group of Roy Lichtenstein gals, more than one Ambiguously Gay Duo, Wonder Women, a few Drag Race celebutantes, the nation's supply of spandex, and a few guys who are just plain Super.

Watch the comics come to life in the nation's LGBT playground, AFTER THE JUMP...

Also, don't miss our Instagram galleries from BEAR WEEK and FAMILY WEEK.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at TLRD for more photos from Provincetown this summer.


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An Accidental Bear Week in Provincetown: VIDEO


Our friend, the SF blogger Accidental Bear (aka Mike Enders), spent a week in Provincetown during Bear Week and chronicled his adventures, which included riding in the dunes, heading to Herring Cove beach, leaping into the water from Captain Jack's Wharf, cooking with friends, building bonfires, collecting beard tips, and biking down Commercial Street to visit with some of the purveyor's of the town's finest baked goods and t-shirts. All-in-all, a pretty perfect week.

With appearances by Brewster McCall, Frank Vasello, Jim Landé, Big Dipper, and Josh Patner.

Enjoy the town with him, AFTER THE JUMP...


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#Instacute – The 30 Most Adorable Photos From Gay ‘Family Week’ in Provincetown


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...

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at TLRD for more photos from Provincetown this summer. And if you're interested in finding out what this town will be up to throughout the month of August, click HERE.


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August Has Arrived: If You're Headed to Provincetown, Sign Up With Us at RSVPtown!

Is it August already? We've been having an amazing time meeting so many of our readers and making new friends in Provincetown this summer and wanted to remind those of you who are coming in August to sign up for Towleroad's Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp at RSVPtown because we'll have special deals from local merchants, plus more tickets and summer books to give away all the way through Labor Day weekend.

And if you're in town and haven't signed up please come by our Camp Cart in front of the Crown & Anchor at 247 Commercial Street and say hi, pick up a beach bag, and have a photo taken with your friends!

Some shows of interest this month: Channing

CAROL CHANNING AND TOMMY TUNE on August 7th at Town Hall Auditorium: "Two Broadway legends. One unforgettable night. Tony Award winners Carol Channing and Tommy Tune come together and make their Provincetown debut for an evening of conversation and stories. The performance will chronicle Ms. Channing’s phenomenal career, moderated by Nine Time Tony Award winner song and dance man Tommy Tune. Who can ask for anything more?"

AUDITION co-hosted by DRAG RACE WINNER BIANCA DEL RIO on August 5 at Paramount Room, Crown & Anchor: "Legendary performer Kevin Aviance and drag superstar Marti Gould Cummings have descended upon Provincetown to host AUDITIONS, a new weekly talent and variety show for the Cape’s most talented (and sometimes deliciously talentless) acts."

SANDRA BERNHARD on August 10th & 11th at Paramount Room, Crown & Anchor: "The Crown & Anchor is thrilled to welcome back Sandra Bernhard, in her own one-of-a-kind live show, 'Sandyland,' that sharply blends theatre, rock-n-roll and stand-up with a little burlesque & cabaret. Sandra will appear in the Paramount Room on Sunday, August 10th and Monday, August 11th, 2014, as part of her current national tour. A compelling performer who loves to engage her audience with personal provocative and deeply emotional content, 'Sandyland' is not to be missed."

LINDA EDER on August 18th & 19th at Paramount Room, Crown & Anchor: "Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America's most beloved singers and dynamic live performers."

We'll be giving away tickets so sign up at RSVPtown and indicate the week you're coming to be eligible.

Special thanks to Fred Schneider's Monster Blend and Breyting Community Roaster for keeping us wired at our weekly Towleroad Pop-Up Gay Summer Camp coffee meet-ups. You all may remember Fred Schneider from the B-52s. Now he's making his own coffee. Check it out and order some here!

Out friends at the Kiehl's store (250 Commercial Street) tell us that on August 9 and 10 you can get 15% off your purchase and Kiehl's will donate it to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. This is a discount available everywhere, not only in Provincetown!

LittlereefThis week's featured summer reading giveaway is LITTLE REEF (AND OTHER STORIES) by Michael Carroll.

From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll’s debut collection of stories depicts the lives of characters who are no longer provincial but are not yet cosmopolitan. These women and their gay male friends are “B-listers” of a new, ironic, media-soaked culture. They live in a rich but increasingly divided America, a weirdly paradoxical country increasingly accepting of gay marriage but still marked by prejudice, religious strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll shows us people stunned by the shock of the now, who have forgotten their pasts and can’t envision a future.

We're also giving away copies of CARSICK: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters (Macmillan), THE TALKING DAY by Michael Klein (Sibling Rivalry Press), WASN'T TOMORROW WONDERFUL by Kenneth Walsh (Magnus Books), THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), PLAYING BY THE BOOK by S. Chris Shirley (Magnus Books), and JONATHAN, a journal of gay men's fiction also from Sibling Rivalry Press. Jonathan is a journal featuring short fiction by queer male writers.

Carnival Week is coming!

Sign up at RSVPtown so you won't miss anything, and make sure to indicate which weeks you are coming to be eligible for special giveaways!

Growl Over These 100 Hairy, Sexy, Blissed-Out Instagram Pics from 'Bear Week' in Provincetown: PHOTOS


Bear Week in Provincetown is underway and the nation's furriest gay crowd has come together on this glorious spit of land at the tip of Cape Cod to eat, dance, drink, romance, and share a lot of big sweaty bear hugs. We've rounded up 100 of the woofiest shots you'll find on Instagram.

Perhaps you'll spot a lawmaker, skin care mogul, blogger, or p*rnstar in the crowd.

Check em all out, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if YOU are at Bear Week in Provincetown come to Towleroad's coffee meet-up on Friday from 9-11:30 am at the Central House restaurant at the Crown & Anchor (247 Commercial) and meet literary legend Armistead Maupin and Joe.My.God blogger Joe Jervis who are our special guests, along with Andy Towle and Michael Goff.

And be sure to follow us on Instagram at TLRD!


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