breaking news: R Family Vacations & Family Pride announce collaboration

Family Pride is excited to
announce our collaboration with R Family Vacations at Family
Week in Provincetown, MA from July 28th – August 4. In addition,
Family Pride will become the exclusive education providers on
issues affecting gay and lesbian families on all R Family Vacation
cruises. This groundbreaking collaboration will provide the best in
entertainment and education to the thousands of families that
participate in these unique vacations for gay and lesbian

In its 12th year, family week 2007 will be held from July 28th –
August 4th, 2007, and anticipates over 500 gay and lesbian families
in attendance.

R Family Vacations will bring their expertise in Gay and Lesbian
family entertainment by creating family themed events including
beach bonfires, picnics, dances, carnivals, a pirate dinner, as
well as R Family’s own R- aMAHzing Race. Family Pride Coalition
will continue to offer all of the workshops and educational content
during Family Week.

R Family Vacations are best known for their large cruise ship
vacations for Gay & Lesbian families. This past year the
company was profiled in HBO’s documentary titled, “Rosie’s Gay Family
,” and garnered two Emmy nominations. Rosie O’Donnell,
whose partner Kelli O’Donnell, and Gregg Kaminsky, together run R
Family Vacations, said this about the new partnership, “I am
thrilled that R Family Vacations is now going to be involved in
producing Family Week in Provincetown. We actually started R Family
Vacations because Kelli and I took our kids to Family Pride’s
Family Week and I saw the effect that it had on my children.” Gregg
added, “We have been supporters of Family Pride for years and we
are so excited to announce this formal partnership. We are both
confident that together we are going to create the best Family Week
ever. We are also honored that Family Pride will provide all of the
workshops and speakers on all of our cruises.”

Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Pride, said, “This
is a perfect collaboration because we will each be able to do
what we do
. Family Pride through strategic initiatives,
groundbreaking programs and legislative battles, is dedicated to
securing equality for all loving families. We are committed to
, sharing
, and building
. R Family Vacations is the industry leader in Gay and
Lesbian family travel. Our partnership ensures we are offering our
families spectacular entertainment and outstanding value.”

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