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Family Week is a week-long event co-hosted by COLAGE and Family Equality Council where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) parented families grow together in Provincetown, MA. For more than 20 years, Family Week has supported and inspired, fostered community and friendships, and addressed the unique joys and challenges that arise for LGBTQ families through a week of programs, events, and celebrations. We have found in over 20 years providing youth programming at Family Week, youth who attend COLAGE programs will have a positive and powerful experience connecting with peers from around the country and world that share their experiences. Generations of Family Week alumni are now active allies, change agents, social justice leaders, and compassionate individuals who are making a difference because they belong to a network of empowered people with LGBTQ parents.

COLAGE offers daily programming at Family Week for youth ages 7-18 in collaboration with Family Equality Council which hosts family and parent programs throughout the week. COLAGE programs are thoughtfully developed for each age group balancing creativity with recreation, providing a safe environment to talk with other youth about challenges they face and ways to become empowered, while focusing on connecting your child with a network of peers that will be lifelong friends and support system. COLAGE also encourages parents to be involved in complementary programming we offer throughout the week. To learn more visit https://www.colage.org/family-week/

To connect with other LGBTQ+ families going to Family Week join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FamilyWeekPtown/

“COLAGEr space is very important because you get to express your inner self…One thing I learned this week that I will take back home with me is to not be ashamed!”
—10 year-old participant

“I think it’s important to educate kids about their families and show
them that they aren’t alone as kids with queer parents. I learned
that it’s important to take pride in your family and to stand up
for what you believe in.”
—12 year-old participant

“COLAGE is my family. I couldn’t imagine my life without it.”
—16 year-old participant

“Congratulations! COLAGE Family Week was a huge success! I also wanted to say thank you for your encouragement around bringing my daughter to Family Week. I did pull off her being there for the whole week and I am very grateful for your encouragement. She even participated in the panel-something I never dreamed she would do!”
—Parent of a first-time youth participant