Since June is Pride Month, we're highlighting some Pride events and programs you can attend throughout the month for 2SLGBTQ+ members and their allies to participate in the Windsor-Essex area.
Express Yourself at the Art Lab -
June 23 - 4 PM - 7 PM
This event is for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their allies to gather and have fun through expressive art activities! This event offers a space to hang out, meet new people and make connections while fostering inclusion, community belonging, positive relationships and respect for all 2SLGBTQ+ people.
For more info:
EXPRESS YOURSELF at the Art Lab | qlinkwe.ca
Celebrate Pride: Collage workshop with Derrick Carl Biso -
June 26 - 2 PM – 4 PMTo celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Month this year, Art Windsor-Essex is partnering with the QLink Windsor-Essex collaborative and local artist Derrick Carl Biso to present an in-person collage-making workshop. Derrick Carl will briefly present the history and culture of collage and share prompts to encourage participants to make their own.
You can find out more and register here:
Art Windsor-Essex (agw.ca)
Advocates, Activists & Allies (Public Allyship Seminar) -
June 29 - 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
This seminar will provide a basic overview of current terminology relating to gender and sexuality. Explore the concept of intersectionality and privilege in relation to allyship.
The seminar will define different types of discrimination in relation to the trans and queer community to assist people in identifying and challenging various types of bigotry and marginalization.
Additionally, they will discuss some of the current political issues facing the trans and queer community, and how they can or should be addressed. Finally, the seminar will examine the difference between "advocacy", "activism", and "allyship", and discuss examples of how to take on each of these roles in one's life and within society.
Click the link below to register:
Advocates, Activists & Allies (Public Allyship Seminar) — Trans Wellness Ontario
QLinks Windsor-Essex Open House -
Jun 30, 4:00 PM – Jul 01, 7:00 PM.
QLink Windsor-Essex invites you to an Open House at the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest office in the Market Square, located at 2109 Ottawa St on the second floor, on Wednesday, Jun 30, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Drop-in to learn about the individual and group programming offered through the collaborative and see the space where School's Out and other programs will be offered throughout the Summer.
Meet the facilitators and participate in arts-based activities that demonstrate some of what youth can expect from their programs.
For more info:
Qlink Windsor-Essex Open House | qlinkwe.ca
There are regular programs weekly and biweekly for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Windsor-Essex.
Click the links below for updated program schedules all year round:
Windsor Pride Community programming:
PROGRAMS & SCHEDULE | qlinkwe.ca
Trans Wellness Ontario programming: