Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade Shone Its Colours This Weekend

Windsor-Essex Pride FestThe Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade shone its colours brightly on Sunday (Aug. 12) starting at its new location in Lanspeary Park, a change from its previous home at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.

The parade featured units representing different classifications of sexual orientation, as well as businesses and churches that are friendly toward the local LGBTIQ2S+ community and their allies from Southwestern Ontario and Michigan.

Held since 1992, our annual Windsor-Essex Pride Fest Parade was held during the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest on Ottawa Street, which took place from Aug. 8 to 12. Now 26 years later, the Pride Festival continues to promote equality and diversity through a range of fun-filled events.

Windsor-Essex Pride Fest aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its events. The organization uses theatre, music, art and entertainment to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of LGBTIQ2S+ people. The festival attracted approximately 4,000 people in a giant celebration of diversity.

For more about Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and its organizers, visit www.wepridefest.com.

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Photo: Maureen Stewart, K &M Photography