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Gay, transgender teens bond at Cape program

It’s a camp, a home, a sense of belonging

PROVINCETOWN — Two men are walking hand in hand down the main drag of this gay-friendly resort town at the tip of Cape Cod. No one pays any attention; being gay in P-Town is unexceptional.

But Andrew Lawless, who is 16 and from small-town Portland, Tenn., is impressed. “Wow, you don’t see that back home,” he says. The next day, he and fellow campers at Camp Lightbulb will see another first: They’re invited to the wedding of two men.

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