Heart of the Continent, Capital the Plains
With a population of over 700,000 people, Winnipeg is by far the largest city in the Central Plains Region with a thousand kilometers separating it from the closest major cities. Its location and size draws in people from across the Canadian and American plains wanting to live the urban life, but the local gay scene got a slow start here with the first gay pride parade taking place in 1987. Since then, the city has opened up quickly, electing an openly gay mayor in the late 90s.
Winnipeg: More Accepting, Less Centralized
In the old days, gay men would run off to Toronto or Montreal to be part of the scene in Le Village or Church and Wellesley. Once homosexuality started being accepted in Winnipeg, the era of establishing gay districts had mostly passed.
Osborne Village was and to some extent still is the center of gay life in Winnipeg, but a combination of gentrification and gay acceptance throughout the city has slowly eroded the centralization of the community. On average, there are only two or three gay bars open at any time leaving the city's men to mingle in straight venues.
Where Do You Hook Up When there's Nowhere to Go?
Trying to score at a straight bar can be frustrating with the high signal-to-noise ratio, especially if you're really interested in a specific type of guy, whether it's an older bear, a young twink, or someone in between. That's why there's Squirt.org. Our site is geared toward the local gay community with users from the Winnipeg area. Skip the bar scene and find someone interested in casual gay sex. Find someone and need a place to hook up? Check for local spots on our website, or use our mobile site.