Pride Profiles: Winnipeg

Cocktails in the Tree (Cocktails off Broadway)

Established in 2001 as an evening of smart cocktails, sharp food, and live entertainment.[i] History of the Event Year Venue Summary 2001 62 Evanson Street With the inaugural year of Cocktail in the Trees, the Rainbow Resource Centre welcomes those interested to a night of smart cocktails, sharp food, and live entertainment. 2002 Unknown Unknown […]

Colour Me Queer

Colour Me Queer: Established in 2014, presented by QPOC Winnipeg, Colour Me Queer is an annual dance party that highlights dancehall, hip hop and rap music.[i] History of the Event Year Venue Summary 2014 Windsor Hotel Colour Me Queer’s first event with performances from DJs Two Toppings, DJ Sammy Soso, and DJ C 8E[ii] 2015 […]

Pride Winnipeg Festival

The Pride Winnipeg Festival runs annually and consists of an array of cultural events that celebrate the incredibly diverse community that supports or identifies with the GSRD (gender, sexual, and relationship diverse) community. Contents First March Pride Parade Marshal Types Parade Route Parade Marshals Themes Festival Site Lineups. Flag Raising at City Hall Cabaret Dance […]

The Laramie Project 

The Laramie Project is a 2000 play by Moisés Kaufman and the Techtonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, in Laramie, Wyoming.[i] A follow-up play titled “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” premiered in 2008.[ii] There have been performances of the plays outside […]


Established in 2015, Queerious is a celebration of art created by the GSRD community that is held at the Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre. The event was begun in 2015 by Disa Haldorson and taken over by James Turowski in 2019.[i] While information 2018 is missing, the event appears on artist CVs, indicating that […]

Rainbow Resource Centre BBQ

Started in 2010, the Rainbow Resource Centre BBQ was held to introduce community members to the staff and space of the Rainbow Resource Centre, a non-profit organization located at 170 Scott St., Winnipeg. The event was free, but donations were welcome, with proceeds going to the Rainbow Resource Centre. The Rainbow Resource Centre continues to […]

REEL Pride Film Screening 

The Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society ran monthly film screenings between 1985 and 1989 before becoming a film festival. In 2000, the name was changed to REEL Pride.[i] From 2004 onwards, the group hosted screenings of movies during Pride Week. In 2013, after a few years of not holding an event, the group began […]

Trans March 

Established in 2017, the Winnipeg Trans March was “meant to raise awareness and highlight the struggles Transgender people experience.”[i] History of the Event Year Venue Summary 2017 Manitoba Legislature and Broadway to Forks Festival Grounds The first Trans March began with a rally at Manitoba Legislature, followed by a “march down Broadway to the Forks […]

Two-Spirit Pow-Wow 

Established in 2017, the Two-Spirit Pow-Wow was established by Sunshine House in partnership with Two Spirited People Manitoba Inc. Crowdfunding raised over $10,000[i] to cover the costs of a traditional feast and honorariums[ii] and the free event was held at The Forks National Historical Site in Winnipeg. During COVID-19, the event was not held, but […]

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