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LGBTQ+ Cape Cod

Cape Cod is widely recognized as a welcoming destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. Over the years, the Cape has cultivated an inclusive atmosphere that appeals to a diverse range of visitors.

The towns that comprise Cape Cod are known for their open-mindedness and acceptance of diverse lifestyles. Provincetown, in particular, has a long-standing reputation as a welcoming LGBTQ+ haven and a focal point for LGBTQ+ culture on Cape Cod. The town's bustling Commercial Street is lined with LGBTQ+-owned businesses, including shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. In addition to a vibrant social scene, Provincetown has numerous galleries, theaters and performance venues to explore.

Provincetown has earned PlanetOut's Travel Awards designation "Best Domestic Gay Resort Town” multiple times.

LGBTQ+-Friendly Accommodations
Throughout Cape Cod, you'll find a variety of LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, ranging from quaint bed and breakfasts to luxurious resorts. Many establishments proudly display rainbow flags or other symbols of inclusivity.

LGBTQ+ Events and Festivals

Cape Cod hosts several LGBTQ+ events and festivals throughout the year, including the annual Provincetown Pride Celebration, Provincetown Carnival, film festivals and cultural events. These gatherings provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ travelers to connect with each other and with the local community.

Historical Significance
Cape Cod has a rich LGBTQ history, particularly in Provincetown. It was one of the earliest havens for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking acceptance and community, and Provincetown has become synonymous with LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity. Visitors can explore landmarks and museums that celebrate this heritage.

Outdoor Activities
Cape Cod offers plenty of outdoor activities for LGBTQ+ travelers to enjoy. From whale watching and kayaking to biking along scenic trails, there's no shortage of adventures to be had amidst the area's natural beauty.

LGBTQ+ Weddings
Cape Cod's inclusive communities make the region an ideal wedding destination for same-sex couples. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in America to legally permit same-sex marriage.

Helpful Links:
Provincetown Tourism Office
Provincetown Business Guild
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce

LGBTQ Cape Cod