about LOVE WINS IN WINDSOR
Windsor is a strong community and we've proven that strength through resilience, joy, and intolerance for marginalization of any form in recent years. We continue to show that love wins in Windsor.
Our message is simple: all humans deserve to love and be loved. We celebrate identity. We choose individuality. We live for inclusion and belonging. Our team and community consists of all sexual and gender identities, racial and cultural identities, ages, stages, and histories.
Love, music, dancing, face paints, local food and wine, laughter, all the colors of the rainbow, and one amazing party every year are what bring us together.
As the great Harvey Milk said, "Hope will never be silent." We will continue to raise our voices until all people are able to love and be loved freely and without fear. We hope you enjoy yourselves! Eat, drink, dance and celebrate love and freedom with us!
People4Parks is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds for Windsor area parks projects. Our Board is diverse; we are businesspeople, spiritual leaders, techies, wine industry folks and so much more. We share one common belief: we all believe that innovative, inclusive, safe, beautiful parks and play spaces make our community strong. Windsor Parks and Recreation Foundation dba People 4 Parks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit California Corporation (Tax ID # 45-2913488).
People4Parks makes life in Windsor better for all by:
financially supporting Windsor parks, people, and places
building community through events and activities inclusive of all people in our park spaces
supporting community projects that beautify and enhance Windsor's parks and public spaces
Meet our past grand marshals emeritus
2022 grand marshal
Lorene is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Redwood City before it became Silicon Valley. She had a difficult childhood with alcohol and drug abuse in the home and a mother who passed away of addiction when she was 7. Even though she was a tomboy who hated pink and wearing dresses, her father advocated for her throughout and she came out during her senior year in high school with four others in her class ('79). Lorene became the Director of Gay and Lesbian Campus Community (GLCC) at SFSU, speaking in various classes regarding gay and lesbian lifestyles. Though, soon after graduating from college, she hit bottom and went into the 12-step program, remaining sober ever since. She is a widely known public servant including organizations such as NCMUG, human rights commission in Sonoma County, People for Parks, Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Donate Life (LEAD), and currently manages the Copper Whale Inn in Anchorage, Alaska.
Be your true and transparent self, and always speak from your heart.
2022 jr grand marshal
Dina is 7 years old and resides in Windsor California with her parents Andrea and Marcus, two siblings Lydia and Frankie and enjoys the benefits of our town’s friendly environment and community. She has filled her family's lives with love, joy, and enlightened us with the truly special way in which she perceives the world and her being. We eventually realized Dina didn’t necessarily fit with her assigned sex at birth. She had the tendency to gravitate towards pretty dresses, dolls, dance, and all things pink and sparkly. Dina currently attends school in the Windsor Unified School District. Her teachers and the school administrative team have accepted Dina with open arms. Dina loves her teachers, school and fellow students who love and accept her for who she is. She loves telling her story to help others transitioning. Her family is so proud of her and will forever be her greatest ally in life. Dina’s strengths are her confidence, authenticity, and her profound ability to empathize with others.
Meet our 2023 teaM
Hi! I'm Spence and I identify as a cis gay man. Since the summer of 2020, Windsor has become home to me. I've devoted my life to building community and spreading joy, whether on the Broadway stage, San Francisco cabaret bar, corporate board room or Windsor Town Green. You put the "U" in UNICORN and we look forward to celebrating love, equality, individuality, self-expression and all the colors of the rainbow with you in June!
Hi! I'm Pablo and I identify as a cis gay man. Since the beginning of 2020, i have been living in Wine Country/Russian River.
I am an Entrepenour and my career has always focused on helping business grow and economic development. Enjoy living in such a beautiful area with my dog Danny.
Finance + Operations
Hi! I'm Eric and I identify as a cis straight man ally. My wife leads one of an LGBTQ affirming and inclusive church in Windsor and our life is centered around spreading love and inclusivity to ALL of God's children. Our son attends WHS and participates in the theatre program, and we are all so happy to call Windsor our home. I'm looking forward to seeing our community come together to celebrate love as we come out of our pandemic blues.
Hi! I'm David and I identify as a cis gay man. Healdsburg and Windsor have been my home since I was born, and I am so happy about all of the growth I've seen in the people and both cities over the years. I make a home on the Town Green with my partner Reggie and our cats, and love traveling to markets around the county with my business Bottega Boop. I'm looking forward to celebrating love in all it's forms here in Windsor at Pride!
Hi! I’m Melissa and I identify as a cis straight woman! I am a Sonoma county native and have lived in windsor for 15 years! My husband Jeff and I have 4 children that attend Cali Calmecac Language Academy. I am a professional figure skating coach and own a social media marketing company. I started Pay Nothing Windsor on Facebook, and it’s been an honor to moderate. I’m looking forward to hanging out with all your kiddos and giving hugs to anyone that may need one!
Hello! I am Amy and I identify as a cis straight woman ally. I have lived in Sonoma County for
fifteen years and work as an office manager for a well-respected dentist in Santa Rosa by day.
By night, I recently have plunged, head first, back into the theatre scene in Santa Rosa. I am a
passionate makeup artist, but have many skillsets making me versatile in any role backstage. I
am a HUGE supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and believe in love and harmony for
everyone. Rainbows and glitter make the world a better place. I am massively excited and
honored to be a part of this year’s festival.
Hi, I'm Cheryl and I identify as a non-binary woman. I moved to Santa Rosa from NYC in 2018. I've been in show business for most of my adult life, as a touring comedian, as a solo show artist, and as the creator of my own theater in NYC. I now produce shows in Sonoma County, including the mainstage events at Love Wins in Windsor this June. I am enjoying gathering families and drag queens and musicians and volunteers to make this festival entertainment a blast for all of you!
Bio coming soon...