Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s goal is to empower Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Two Spirit (LGBTIQ2S) individuals through it’s social and recreation programs and facilitate opportunities for connection and belonging to reduce social isolation. This is done through age-specific activities, peer-facilitated groups, workshops and special events/initiatives.


Members of the LGBTIQ2S community experience unique social isolation compared with other marginalized groups. Research indicates that the individuals in the LGBTTQIA community are 2.5 times more likely to live alone. The lack of peer or social supports, activities, gatherings or other opportunities to engage with peers in the community may cause social isolation that often escalates into a number of other problems, including homelessness, depression, violence, suicidal ideation, drug and alcohol abuse and dropping out of school for some LGBTIQ2S youth.

Gaymes Night

G Night 1A LGBTIQ2S and allies group in the Windsor who love to game! This is an all-inclusive group and friends are more than welcome. Laugh and bond with us over some friendly competition! You are sure to have a great night and meet a few new people! Featuring over 75 different board games to choose from. From old favorites like Scrabble, Monopoly, or Yahtzee to quirky up-and-comers like Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, or Exploding Kittens. This event is FREE and open to anyone and everyone.

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Out & About Men’s Social Group

OUT & About Men’s Social Group run by the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest offers just the space to meet and get to know people without the usual social pressures. We meet and offer different activities to take part in such as film nights and group outings and good conversation!
For those looking for a space away from the scene to meet local Gay, Bisexual and Trans (GBT) men and a place where you can socialise and share experiences in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

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QConnect Plus Group

The QConnect PLUS Group is an LGBTIQ2S drop-in facilitated social/recreational group for LGBTIQ2S persons 30 years plus and provides programs and events. This group is not formal and operates on a drop-in basis. Our group does things like watch movies, bring in guest speakers, social outings, and game nights. The goal of this group is to create a space where you can hang out with other LGBTIQ2S and meet some new people, all in a safe and respectful environment! There is no commitment in terms of time, so if you’re not sure about your comfort level but want to try meeting new friends, this might be the opportunity you’re looking for!

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QConnect Youth Group

The QConnect Youth Group is an LGBTIQ2S drop-in social/recreational group for LGBTIQ2S youth ages 14-29. This group provides facilitated social opportunities and support for youth. These groups are not formal and operate on a drop-in basis. Our group does things like: watch movies, bring in guest speakers, social outings, and game nights. The goal of this group is to create a space where you can hang out with other LGBTIQ2S teens and meet some new people, all in a safe and respectful environment! There is no commitment in terms of time, so if you’re not sure about your comfort level but want to try meeting new friends, this might be the opportunity you’re looking for! Youth do not need to register to attend. All you have to do is show up!

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Revive Wellness Sessions

Revive Wellness Night 1A weekly fitness journey to a better quality of life together! These hybrid wellness sessions are designed to benefit everyBODY and beginners are always welcome! In one hour you get to experience the best of pilates, yoga, and meditation in a fun, friendly studio at HNM Dance Centre. Desirable side effects from participating in these weekly classes are stronger core, toner physique, greater balance, more flexible, refined posture; it also helps to improve sleep, increase energy, stabilize blood pressure, enhance circulation, boost metabolism –– an overall improvement in your physical health and personal wellbeing.

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T Party

A once a month peer facilitated social event run in partnership with WE Trans Support, held one Saturday a month at varying locations. The focus of this group is to reduce the number of Transgender individuals who are living in isolation. This program also provided clients a level of safety as they are accessing the community in a group.

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T2

Trans SpectrumA peer facilitated social support group run in partnership with WE Trans Support for partners, friends, families, and allies of the Trans community. The focus of this group is to support each other as we support those in our lives that are in transition. This group currently meets twice a month on alternating Sundays from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest office located at 536 Pelissier Street.

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Trans Spectrum

Trans SpectrumA peer facilitated social support group run in partnership with WE Trans Support, focused on creating a sense of community and socialization in a safe space. Members of this group will assist each other as they begin and go through transition. Trans Spectrum Groups held two Sundays a month from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest offices located at 536 Pelissier Street.

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Two Spirit Community Circle

Two Spirit Group of Windsor-Essex Is an open group for all Two Spirit people, their families, friends and allies regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are an all inclusive group welcoming all LGBTIQ2S.

Join us the last Saturday of every month for Drop In Saturdays 12-8pm. We will have Sharing Circles, Traditional Teachings and Traditional Crafts, along with special guests presenting various workshops.

There will always be something cooking in the slow-cooker. Feel free to bring to bring a side dish or desert to share. Please bring your own Feast Bundles (bowls, plates, cups, and cutlery). Check below and on our Facebook page for upcoming events.

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WEPrideRides

LGBTIQ2S cyclists of all abilities welcome... it's a recreational ride, not a race or fast paced. Bike lights required after dusk, bike helmets recommended. Meet at the Great Canadian Flag at the Waterfront Trail downtown on Wednesdays at 6:15pm - the ride leaves at 6:30pm sharp. Ride ends at approximately 8:00pm. Depending on the route, ride distances will be ~10-15km, and include paved off-road trails and on-road sections. Ride starts and ends at the same location. Paid parking is available nearby. *Weather permitting*

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Windsor Youth Centre (WYC) GSA

WYCWYC (GSA) welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Asexual folks each Friday evening from 7:30pm - 9:30pm to gather together at the Windsor Youth Centre located at 1247 Wyandotte Street East. WYC GSA meetings are open with conversation and check-ins. Often we will host a creative activity or recreational programming. There is no cost for attending and new members are always welcome. The WYC GSA provides a safe and positive space for LGBTQA+ people and our allies to gather together and foster community.

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Windsor Essex Pride Fest

Phone: (226) 348-3378
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Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L1

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