Windsor Pride Fest expanding programming for LGBTQ

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CBC News

Full-time coordinator and social workers hired to run new programs

Downtown Windsor was filled with people in colourful outfits for the annual Windsor Pride Fest parade on Sunday. (Derek Spalding/CBC) Windsor's LGBTQ community received new funding aimed at improving social programs that will combat isolation among those who feel alone in their struggles. 

Nearly $460,000 was awarded to the Windsor Essex Pride Fest from the Ontario Trillium Grant program. The cash will be doled out over the next three years.


Pride Parade brings out colours, camaraderie and a united front



All manner of rainbow-coloured participants walked, rolled and cheered down Ouellette Avenue Sunday morning, on route to the Riverfront Festival Plaza, for the annual Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade.

The Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade made its way down...

Windsor Pride Fest Receives Cash Boost


The LGBT+ community in Windsor-Essex received a big boost of cash for community outreach programs over the weekend.

Windsor Pride Fest has been awarded a Ontario Trillium Grant of nearly $460,000.

That money will be given to the organization...

Pride parade floats through downtown Windsor

CBC Windsor

Windsor residents lined Ouellette Avenue to watch Windsor's annual Pride Parade. (Meg Roberts/ CBC News)

Ouellette Avenue shone with the colours of the rainbow as thousands of people took to the streets to celebrate Windsor's annual Pride parade.


Flag-raising kicks off Windsor-Essex Pride Fest

Windsor Star

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest 2017 — the 25th edition — kicked off in Windsor on Wednesday morning with the raising of the Pride flag in front of  City Hall. The raising of the flag by Mayor Drew Dilkens kicked...

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest will be five days of celebration

CBC Windsor

LGBT Festival has been growing every year

Windsor Pride Fest kicked off five days of celebration and fun-filled events Wednesday morning with a flag raising ceremony at city hall.

The annual festival has been growing every year, and is...

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Marks 25 Years

Blackburn News

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens prepares to raise the rainbow flag at City Hall with David Lenz of Windsor PrideFest on August 9, 2017. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

A celebration of diversity marks a milestone.

Windsor-Essex PrideFest kicked...

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest kicks off 25th year with rainbow flag raising

Our Windsor

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Windsor-Essex Pride Fest president David Lenz are shown with the rainbow flag before raising it up a pole at City Hall to kick off the festival Aug. 9, 2017. - Tom Morrison

The Windsor-Essex...

Pride parade largest one in Windsor, organizers say

The parade started 24 years ago with just a small group. On Sunday there were 48 entries.


The Pride parade down Ouellette Avenue Sunday was the largest one yet in Windsor, organizers said.

The parade started 24...


Worried about whether she'd be accepted as a pansexual, Grace Mineau came out to her mother while the two discussed dinner plans.

CBC News

Grace Mineau attended the Pride flag-raising ceremony at city hall Wednesday. (Laura DaSilva/CBC)

When Mineau revealed she is...

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, What This Means For Us

Biz X Magazine

Windsor-Essex has stood up for decades grasping every aspect of the word “acceptance” and contributing to the health and well-being of persons in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer (LGBTTQ ) community and supporters of...

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