The Provincetown gay scene is along and just off Commercial street, which runs parallel to the waterfront. Many of the gay bars are right on the water’s edge. Its a popular weekend getaway spot for nearby Boston, but also New York City & Toronto, with the occasional gay cruise ship docking.
There has been a gay presence in Provincetown since the start of the 20th century as an artist colony developed. Drag queens were performing by the 1940s. In 1978 the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) was formed to promote gay tourism. Provincetown is one of the best known gay resorts on the East Coast of the US. It has the highest rate of same-sex couples in the country, at approximately 16% of the town’s population.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA.
Last updated: December 4th. 2018