lgbtq2S+ groups & organizations
WINDSOR-ESSEX PRIDE FEST
2109 Ottawa Street, Unit #216, Windsor, ONT, N9A 4L1
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest is a non-profit organization incorporated in the Province of Ontario that brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of our community by producing quality, inclusive and safe events and initiatives to celebrate. Windsor-Essex Pride Fest strengthens the sense of community and contributes to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of persons in the LGBTQ2S+ of Windsor-Essex and surrounding communities.
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest strives to strengthen the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTQ2S+ persons in Windsor-Essex. Raising awareness of ongoing issues facing the LGBTQ2S+ community including youth suicide, discrimination & bullying. Windsor-Essex Pride Fest as an organization is more than just a festival, it empowers individuals to reach out to each other and facilitates opportunities for connection and belonging through age-specific activities or initiatives, peer-facilitated groups and special events and will address social isolation and create a social environment that is more accommodating, resilient and connected to the broader LGBTQ2S+ community in Windsor-Essex.
CAMPUS PRIDE CENTRE
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor, ONT
The Campus Pride Centre provides a positive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirited, Intersex, Pansexual and Asexual individuals and their allies on the University of Windsor campus.
The Campus Pride Centre holds a variety of events during the year. There are also events for National and International celebrations of queer identities such as: National Coming out Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, International Women’s Day, World AIDS Day, and more.
FIVE FOURTEEN FOSTER AGENCY
3640 Wells Street, Windsor, ONT
Five/Fourteen is the only foster agency dedicated solely to providing services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, two-spirit, and otherwise gender-independent children and youth in foster care.
LGBT YOUTH LINE
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and referrals by telephone, texting and online.
MEN 2 MEN
511 Pelissier Street, Windsor, ONT
The Men2Men Social Group is run through the AIDS Committee of Windsor and is an opportunity for gay, bisexual, trans and other men who are interested in men to gather for a variety of events including sex toy bingo, movie nights, and card nights.
RAINBOW HEALTH ONTARIO
333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ONT
RHO offers training for healthcare providers across the province to feel more clinically and culturally competent in caring for their LGBT2SQ service users. RHO also supports system change by producing evidence-based print and web resources, contributing an LGBT2SQ health perspective to public policy processes, acting as a research catalyst and hosting Canada’s largest LGBT2SQ health conference.
TRANS WELLNESS ONTARIO
1435 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, ONT, N8W 1C2
To us, the name Trans Wellness Ontario shows that we are supporting all facets of our clients’ emotional, physical, spiritual, and social wellness: mental health, addictions, social support, legal and medical support, housing support, and so much more
We strive to enhance and build upon the types of wellness supports we offer and we aim to expand our capacity, to serve not just Windsor-Essex, but anyone in Ontario needing our services. Trans Wellness Ontario puts holistic wellness at the forefront and gives us so much room to grow for more services and more community reach in the future.