When I arrived in Provincetown it was "Family Collage Week", and it really opened my eyes and heart!
My first impression and thoughts of "Family Week" in Provincetwon was that it meant the "traditional" family - as in mom, dad and kids. I noticed when I arrived that there were an awfully lot of men walking with prams all over Commercial Street - I thought.....
"Wow - what great dads they were. Maybe the mom was resting or maybe doing some shopping".
....talk about being naive!
Also...I did find it a bit sexy to see all of these sexy daddies with prams, and walking their kids around.....thanks P-Town!
I had no idea that most of the families there were "Pride Families"....this really opened my eyes and made me feel a warm and hopeful glow inside...seeing all these beautiful gay men and women with children everywhere....children of all beautiful creeds and races....just made me melt.
It was also interesting to see all these young kids so "comfortable" and "at home" with the whole "gay family". There were so many kids sporting pride tee-shirts.
I was at a yoga class in P-town and I bummed a lift with one of the students there along with another lady who was visiting from Toronto.....as I guessed they were lesbians and they were there with their families for Collage.
One lady said, that she was married for years and had a son from her marriage. After leaving her husband for her partner....she said her son felt lost and misdirected but all of this changed when she brought him to Collage a few years ago - she said that "it changed his life" and he finally understood about his mother and that there were others like him.
The lady from Toronto, also said that she was down with her partner and their adopted children and that they always try to make it for Collage.
Wow - being here for Collage really opened my eyes to the good things that these beautiful gay couples are doing by adopting and giving kids who may not otherwise, have had an opportunity to grow and have a chance of a good life.
I'm sure as well that many of these gay families have surrogate mothers - but either way - a child is brought up in a loving, caring environment.
I love this pic - the cutie (Ethan) was conceived by a surrogate mother.
Anyways folks - TTYL!