September 21, 2011 6:42 pm0 comments

PAAM Unveils New Program…
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announces the launch of NEXUS Youth Arts, PAAM’s free education programs for children, teens, and young adults, to begin this month.
In 2008, PAAM embarked on a collaborative initiative with local schools to deepen connections with the young people of Outer Cape Cod and to provide engaging, accessible learning opportunities in the arts.  Two free programs were launched:  Art Reach, a multi disciplinary afternoon program for youth, 15 years and up; and the Art on the Edge Saturday program for 12-15-year-olds.  In 2010, the Reaching Forward Student Mentor Program was developed for 17-21-year-olds and serves as a bridge between Art on the Edge and Art Reach; student mentors receive professional development training, a stipend, and serve as mentors to Art on the Edge students.

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Provincetown Declared The “Gayest” Town in America

August 31, 2011 8:20 pm0 comments

The news might induce a smirk followed by a declarative “duh!,” but based on data released from the 2010 United States Census, Provincetown is the “gayest” place in America according to recent headlines in both the gay and mainstream presses. In other news, the Pope is Catholic and bears crap in the woods.
What seemed like a forgone conclusion never had any statistics or comparative demographics to prove that Provincetown has the highest per capita gay and lesbian population in the country until the 2010 census, which was the second time the federal government specifically tried to count same sex couples. And the Williams Institute, a think tank affiliated with the UCLA School of Law that is solely dedicated to the study of sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, has synthesized the data showing Provincetown overwhelmingly has the most same sex couples per capita of any municipality in America. So now we can declare that Provincetown is indeed the “gayest” place in America, right?

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