Support Groups For LGBTQ People & Families

August 16, 2017 | 32 Comments

OUTBermuda shared details of support groups available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people and their families, with the next meeting set to take place this coming Thursday [Aug 17] from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

A spokesperson said, “OUTBermuda is excited to share details of family support groups that are available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people, as well as for their families.

“The groups are designed for individuals and families to share their experiences with one another and to learn from those collective experiences in an environment that is safe and respectful.

Out Bermuda TC August 15 2017

“The next meeting will take place this coming Thursday, August 17th, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Anyone wishing to attend, or who may be interested in learning more about the groups, is encouraged to email: lgbt.bda@gmail.com for more details.

“The support groups are a community led initiative that was born out of OUTBermuda’s ‘In Good Company’ community consultation exercise, that was hosted in January of this year.

“The consultation brought together a diverse group of people with the aim of identifying how best to promote and protect the interests of Bermuda’s LGBTQ community. The consultation identified a stark local absence of helping services specifically directed towards LGBTQ people and their families.

“Living in Bermuda as an LGBTQ person presents unique challenges, particularly given current levels of intolerance and the overtly hostile attitudes which are exhibited by some.

“Experience teaches us that there is benefit in bringing people who share a similar experience together to discuss how best to navigate these challenges. The groups also equip family members and friends to provide effective encouragement and support to LGBTQ people by raising awareness of the issues faced by the LGBTQ community.

“Importantly, the family support groups allow families of LGBTQ people to build connections with other families, which removes the feeling the isolation that many face. This allows people and families to know they are not alone, and instead that they are part of a dynamic community on the Island.

“OUTBermuda is thankful to the visionaries who had the foresight to identify the need for the family support groups, who have also been committed to getting them up and running. Their work demonstrates the positive results that are achievable when people demonstrate the change they wish to see in their environment.”

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  1. How about a support group for straight people who are exposed to this unatural act?

    • Interested Party says:

      Since 7% to 10% of all mammals (not just humans) are considered to be homosexual, how this is unnatural?? Please explain. Thank you.

      • Well good thing your parents were straight, or else you wouldnt be having this conversation.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          How do you know if his parents were straight ? There’s tons of guys and girls out there on the DL who allowed peer pressure force them to do things they didn’t want to just to keep people like you quiet and they ended up having children .

          You really aren’t a very worldly person , are you ?

    • Adrian says:

      Luckily there are many places you can go to commiserate with other like-minded people – most churches (try out Cornerstone Bible Fellowship), lots of different bars, group therapy, various sports and social clubs – or you can start your own ‘Straight Pride’ club in your own home!

    • Onion says:

      You sound like a Trump supporter who needs a safe space to keep him away from being tolerant and treating other people like equals.

    • Mike Hind says:

      You already have a support group… it’s called, like, everything, ever in modern society.
      For ages, you could go anywhere, watch anything you want and not see the LGBT community represented.

      Or, you could just call some of those Nazis in the states. I’m sure they’ll offer you some support.

    • Your comment is the height of ignorance and privilege.
      “Support Groups For LGBTQ People & Families”
      Note: there’s probably one or two persons in the family that identify as LGBTQ.
      The others are straight.
      Chances are their parents are heterosexual. duh!
      Ergo – the support group is inclusive (what a concept!) and for all sexual orientations.

      • Our Forefathers had it right with a strong moral fiber, but this Millennial anything goes generation ……………..

        • Zevon says:

          What, like Eron and the fact that he can’t keep his numbers straight?

        • therock says:

          “Our Forefathers had it right with a strong moral fiber, but this Millennial anything goes generation ……………..”

          YOUR forefather bought and sold slaves…..

    • Mona Lisa says:

      You have it – they are called Preserve Marriage. Go join them with your hate. I am sure you will fit right in!

    • fu says:

      “How about a support group for straight people who are exposed to this unatural act?”

      You are nothing but a filthy, bitter old queen.
      Why are you looking through your neighbour’s windows? pervert.
      I’d love a support group to help humanity deal with ‘unatural’ anomalies of nature…such as yourself…you bitter, toxic, hateful bigot.

      • Why all the bitter remarks because I advocate the natural way of life.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          As stupid as it may be (and it is most of the time) you can advocate whatever you want .
          You just can’t force your beliefs on other people .

          When you do that you’ll see the ‘bitter remarks’ vanish.
          Simple, eh ?

          • Like forcing an unatural lifestyle on a heterosexual culture.

            • Zevon says:

              No one is forcing you to do anything.
              When will get that into your thick head

            • Toodle-oo says:

              The only forcing is coming from homophobes ( like you ) who are trying to deny others equal rights.

              Tell us , if the gay couple who have been living together for 20 years two houses down from you can now get married how does it impact your or anyone else’s life ? What ‘forcing’ is there going on ?

              TIC TOC

  2. frank says:

    I just find it fascinating that a book called the BIBLE that was written
    over 1000 years mentions everything that is going on in the world today

    • Reuben says:

      Yeah, found one written by a guy called Notradamus, interesting read too if your into that kinda thing.

    • Mike Hind says:

      And you are more than welcome to believe that!

      Just don’t demand anyone else have to do the same.

      • Ja says:

        I’m so glad the OBA didn’t help you with this unnatural sickness when they was government. It’s nothing wrong with being Gay I have plenty of friends that aren’t going to heaven. You might want to invest in ice they say it hot down there.

        • Zevon says:

          You believe in the supernatural and for some reason you base your whole life around those myths.
          Not everyone wants to waste their time or their life believing in things that aren’t true.
          You can’t expect everyone else to bow down to your myths and legends.

        • Reuben says:

          not sure if this an example talking out of both side of your mouth or being a hypocrite or both.

        • Anbu says:

          Lmao!! Heaven……smh. U bible thumpers think u run things huh? Most corrupt practice on earth is religion. And u lot eat it up. Must still believe in santa and the easter bunny too right? Mercy this country, hell the whole planet it just backwards.

        • Mike Hind says:

          I have no idea what you are talking about… you call being gay an “unnatural sickness” then go on to say it’s ok to be gay… which is it? Do you support your friends or not?
          Do you love them unconditionally or not?

          At least TRY to make sense!

    • Anbu says:

      Sure it does

    • fu says:

      I find it fascinating that so called educated people still read this fairy tale, written by bigots who thought the earth was flat.
      I feel sorry for those people…but as they say, ignorance is bliss.

  3. Mike Hind says:

    And yet another story about the LGBT community and the bigots come out, post nonsense, then run away from any opposition showing them wrong.

    They post nothing. There’s no real content. They just rave and scream and say nothing real.

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