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Windsor-Essex is a unique and special one that has all the amenities you could ask for and is also the most socially 
progressive. This is apparent in our local businesses, friendly and welcoming people and  vibrant Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) community.

The Come OUT & Play Guide has been at the forefront of the Windsor-Essex 2SLGBTQIA+ scene for the past 11 years. By maintaining our strong community presence, the Come OUT & Play Guide has become the premier choice for 
businesses and organizations looking to reach not only the Windsor-Essex 2S
LGBTQIA+ consumers but 2SLGBTQIA+ travelers from Michigan, Ohio and across Ontario.


Businesses and organizations listed in this directory are 2SLBTQIA+ owned or supportive and have been recommended by those in our 2SLGBTQIA+ community and/or have supported the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest programs.

Now celebrating its 11th year of publication, we invite you to be a part of the Come Out & Play Guide, our area’s hottest and best publication to reach savvy 2SLGBTQIA+ residents and travelers. The guide is an important resource for the 
Windsor-Essex region, from shopping to service organizations, from nightlife to health & wellness, from counselling to spas, from arts/theatre to restaurants, the Come OUT & Play Guide has it all!

What Our Advertisers Say!

The Windsor-Essex Come Out and Play Guide is the first resource I use to find companies and organizations that support the local 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Supporting a company that champions my community  isn’t just about products or services; it’s about investing in a world where diversity  is celebrated, and every customer is embraced with respect and dignity.

Ryan White
2SLGBTQIA+ Business Owner, Mixtape Branding

The Come OUT & Play Guide has always provided a beautifully designed and printed product, with affordable ad prices and a wide distribution reach. I am proud to help support our 2SLGBTQIA+ community and it’s an honour to be included in the magazine!

Nancy Johns (she/her)
Owner, Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing


We will be distributing 10,000 digest-sized full colour glossy guides and we mind where every copy is distributed to make sure it ends up in quality hands and is not a wasted exposure. We ensure that someone picking up this publication is a local 2SLGBTQIA+ resident or out-of-town traveller from either and that this presents a new business relationship opportunity for our area and advertisers. Thus, we have a two-pronged distribution method:

IN TOWN DISTRIBUTION                                              

▪ All Participating Advertisers (63 locations)

▪ Caesars Windsor Tourism kiosk - Downtown

▪ Pelee Island Winery Information Centre (Kingsville)

▪ Provincial Tourism Office (Downtown Windsor)

▪ Tourism Windsor-Essex kiosk (Downtown)                               
▪ Windsor-Essex Pride Fest office (Windsor)

OUT-OF-TOWN DISTRIBUTION                                                      
▪ Provincial Tourism Office (Tilbury, Ontario)

The Come OUT & Play Guide will also be supported online with a business directory complete with pictures, description and contact information. A printed version will also be available at the 2024 Windsor-Essex Pride Fest being held in August.

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