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Provincetown, Mass
Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass

Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass

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Provincetown, Massachusetts is a small fishing town on the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Beginning in the 1920s and 30s artists, writers, playwrights and radical thinkers made their way to Provincetown. It became a place where gays and lesbians felt safe and began to create community.

Beginning in the 1970s, P-town started to become the gay and lesbian mecca it is known as today. Every year thousands of LGBT visitors come and spend their vacations in this place known for it's natural beauty, art galleries, fabulous restaurants and a vibrant night life.

Provincetown is a place where you can come and feel free to be yourself. You can hold hands with your partner without fear. You can for once, see yourself reflected in the majority of faces that you pass on the streets. Provincetown is a place like no other.

Since 2004, same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts and Provincetown is a natural setting for many of those marriages. People still flock here to get married on the beach, on the steps of town hall or in one of many beautiful inns in town.

Lynette Molnar, who produces many of the women's events in town says Provincetown is a magical place. "It's so beautiful," she says. "You don't need to have a certain body type to feel welcome here. Provincetown is a reflection of who the lesbian community is." Whether you want to party or take walks in nature, or go sailing, there is so much to do for everyone. "There are so many miracles that happen every day. It's one of the only places you can walk down the street and hold your girlfriend's hand and not be afraid."

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