Bacardi Fountain Lights Up In Rainbow Colours

August 28, 2019 | 44 Comments

[Updated with video] Bacardi Limited has expressed their support for the upcoming Bermuda Pride Parade, and have illuminated the fountain at their building in rainbow colours in honour of the event.

A spokesperson told Bernews, “At Bacardi, we pride ourselves on being inclusive and support policies of equality just as we seek diversity in our own workforce to reflect that of our consumers around the globe.

“As importantly, we believe that our company’s purpose is to bring all people together to celebrate moments that matter. We raise a glass to the participants of Bermuda’s Pride Parade and wish all a joyful celebration of community and spirit this weekend.”

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, joins a number of other local businesses in expressing support for the Pride Parade, and is one of a number of establishments that is showcasing rainbow colours in the lead up to the event.

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  1. Tim says:

    Bravo!
    Wonderful how Bermuda businesses are embracing this. I expect huge crowds.
    Because this isn’t just about gay rights, its about freedom to be who you are – black/white, expat/local, etc.
    It touches so many because Bermuda is bad at making everyone an outsider.

    • Leave says:

      There’s a flight leaving every hour! Get on it if you don’t like it here in Bermuda!

      • Question says:

        Trump comment.

        • Double S says:

          Isn’t it amazing how these posters rail against Trump, but lack the self awareness to realise they have much more in common with him than they do with Obama?

          • imjustsaying says:

            Obama was a wuss. Trump doesn’t take crap from anyone any nation.

      • Leave--WHAT says:

        Friend do you realize that your comment in one word captures the spirit of decisiveness that the “two Bermuda” mantra has created.

        No one has to leave anywhere–we all belong.

        We are all Bermudian.

        We all the the right to live in our beloved country.

        Not everyone is going to agree with everyone else – so what.

        That’s life.

        Its more fun getting to know those that have different views than throwing stones, denigrating them, and trying to withhold fundamental rights.

    • Mitchell88 says:

      Absolutely agree with you on this. Pride is of course a chance for the LGBTQ+ community to come together and gain strength from each other, but it is also a chance for more liberal-minded people and organizations to demonstrate that are not led by reactionary, fundamentalist religious sects who wish to perpetuate and increase hatred and division in order to prop up their grip on power.

    • Jevon says:

      Don’t get to excited, privy council has yet to rule…..don’t want you guys to get ya Hope’s up and then get them crushed because you jumped the gun….rain all Saturday please Jah

      • Mike Hind says:

        Oh… has there been an argument put forward that ISN’T unconstitutional?

    • Portia says:

      They aren’t doing this because they support gay rights. They are all doing it because they are terrified of being shut down, sued or smeared on social media if they don’t by the loud liberal minority pushing their agenda. That is exactly what happened in the US, UK and Canada. Very few businesses have the gumption to support traditional values (God bless you Chick-fil-a).

      • PBanks says:

        That’s a laugh. So all the companies that don’t have rainbow flags are going to be shut down?

      • 2woke says:

        “(God bless you Chick-fil-a).”

        This shows what bermudians are like.

      • Cow Polly says:

        Wow! Talk about conspiracy theories.

        Better build your bunker and stock it with supplies so you can sit in your isolated bigotry whilst the rest of the world gets on with their lives

      • Roger says:

        Portia clearly has a problem with countries where same sex marriage has been legalised. Perhaps she should avoid visiting any of the following countries who she believes don’t have the gumption to support traditional values:-

        The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Argentina, Portugal, Iceland, Denmark, Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand, England, Wales, France, Luxembourg, Scotland, the U.S.A., Ireland, Finland, Greenland, Colombia, Malta, Australia, Germany, Austria, Taiwan and Ecuador. This list appears to be growing steadily with each passing year.

        In order not to be seen as a hypocrite she should decline to travel through any of these countries, but that might present a problem if she ever plans to fly anywhere from Bermuda!

      • Mike Hind says:

        As per usual, this foreign instigator spews lies and misinformation.

        “Portia” is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the American hate group NOM, the same group that was helping Preserve Marriage in their lie-based campaign of discrimination.

    • So because influentual entities and people support this unatural act is suppose to convince de MAJORITY that this is normal.
      Nah boss…………..

  2. Leave says:

    The Privy Council will decide and put down this lifestyle ignorance! Go PLP!!!

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      What “lifestyle” ignorance please, Leave?

    • Mike Hind says:

      No. They won’t. This is just another waste of our money.

      No new arguments will be offered, because there are none.
      No new evidence will be shown, because there is none.

      They’re just taking the same tired, debunked and false arguments they brought to the courts here.

      There is absolutely zero reason to deny people equal access to rights based on their sexuality or which consenting adult they choose to marry.

  3. Me says:

    All my family are going

  4. Real Deal says:

    Thanks you for another reason not to Drink.

    • PHSee says:

      Glad to hear you are being responsible. It has been proven that those with developing minds should not consume alcohol.

      • 2woke says:

        It’s too late for real deal…fetal alcohol syndrome explains his issues perfectly

  5. JohnnyB says:

    Lets go swimming!

  6. Real Deal says:

    The Seal has been compromised.

    • Kathy says:

      That is Goslings, not Bacardi!!

      • Real Deal says:

        Thanks you for the clarification because i know that seal means a lot to Bermuda’s history and the rum trade. i am glad it is not apart of this foolishness.

        • 2woke says:

          “Thanks you for the clarification because i know that seal means a lot to Bermuda’s history and the rum trade. i am glad it is not apart of this foolishness.”

          You need to keep up…Goslings Seal supports equality as well….sorry to burst your homophobic little bubble.

    • 2woke says:

      The bacardi ‘seal’?

      you really are stupid, aren’t you?

  7. PHSee says:

    Too bad you feel that way. Hopefully you will become a bit more open minded and welcoming when you learn that a close family member is gay. Trust me, we all have someone in our families and circle of friends that is. They just might not feel comfortable telling you. Take a look around you, if you can’t figure out who that person is, it might be you!

    • PHSee says:

      Comment above addressed to poster calling themselves JEVON

    • PBanks says:

      For whatever reason those people would prefer those said family members to keep it private and remain ashamed and scared, leading to other societal problems. Keeping it the proverbial ‘dirty secret’, etc. Weird mindset, that.

    • Confused says:

      If you are gay then you are confused unless you are a woman and then that’s just sexy!

  8. Kathy says:

    Bacardi is a fantastic family run business that is inclusive and takes care of its families. Hats off to them for any support they give our community.

  9. Daniel says:

    The last thing any Christian should be doing in regards to this event is praying for anything negative. God will determine the weather on the day no matter what any of us want. I am praying that the Christians who generate hate of others to stay home and keep their mouths shut. Jesus never picketed the pharisees and saducees, or anyone else. He concerned himself with showing love to all and particularly passing judgement on those who should have known better- so called God followers, who forgot what it was that God did for them.
    If you disagree with the parade- stay home and pray for those participating, and pray against those who might want to cause a disruption of the event-especially those with some very twisted thought that God wants them to.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Daniel, thank you. It is refreshing to hear a Christian preach tolerance on these pages.

  10. Richard Fell says:

    Great news from Bacardi!!! I hope every Bermuda business gets behind and supports Bermuda Pride. About bloody time! Long overdue!!!

  11. Notice how Front Street (wealthy merchants) are pushing this matter
    And proof of this is ALL African Countries condemn it, but South Africa.
    Go figure.

  12. Oh,I see now says:

    I think green and not rainbow is the colour these businesses are more concerned about……just saying

  13. 2woke says:

    “Notice how Front Street (wealthy merchants) are pushing this matter
    And proof of this is ALL African Countries condemn it, but South Africa.
    Go figure”

    So, what you’re saying is: People from All African countries are homophobic, and people from non African countries are not.
    Go figure!

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