The 2nd Annual Rainbow Run took place in Dieppe Gardens on Sunday August 7, 2011 at 8:30am.
Nearly one hundred participants showed up to support the local LGBTQ community, many dressed up in radiant colors and costumes.
Dani Bobb, Chair Person of the Rainbow Run (above on left), says this event promotes healthy lifestyle and brings the city together.
“The event brings the straight and gay community together in a common event that they both enjoy”, says Bobb.
Neil Mens, Executive Director of the Windsor Pride Community (above on right), says bringing the community together will make Windsor a stronger city.
“Inclusion, equity and diversity all will help a city grow economically and socially. We need a diverse community in order for it to be a welcoming place to live”, says Mens.
All proceeds from the Rainbow Run will go to Windsor Pride and Windsor Regional Hospital to help support their programs. They work together to teach people about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Windsor Pride has recently added 15 new support groups for parents and members of the LGBTQ community. You can find out more about these programs by checking out this website.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if the kitchen table was a safe place for teens to talk to their parents about who they really are and who they love? The LGBTQ community should feel safe at work, safe at school and safe at home”, says Mens.