Photos: Local Businesses Fly Rainbow Flags

August 27, 2019 | 41 Comments

With Bermuda’s first Pride Parade set to take place this Saturday [Aug 31] a number of local businesses are flying the rainbow flag, including, but not limited to, the Bank of Butterfield, Hamilton Princess, Fairmont Southampton, Flanagan’s Irish Pub, Rego Sotheby International Realty, LifeThyme’s CrossFit, the Waterfront, and Seon Place, better known as Sir John Swan’s building, and more.

The event has attracted strong corporate support, with the official Pride Parade website listing over 20 business logos spanning law firms, international business, a bank, real estate firm and other companies.

In describing the events for Saturday, the official website states, “A community celebration will be held in Victoria Park on Saturday the 31st of August 2019 from 9:00am to 7:00pm. The park will open at 9:00am and the day will start with a 09:30 yoga session by FusionWorks with Marcia (bring your own mat).

“At 10:15 Joy Barnum will provide a live vocal performance, followed by an opening speech and moment of silence for members of the community we have lost along the way. At 10:30, everyone will be asked to assemble for the parade through the City for an 11:00 start until 12:30.

“The celebrations will continue at Victoria Park from 12:30pm until 19:00 where we will enjoy live entertainment from: Anomi Amaya Deveroux, Chrissy Dior, Denzel Amos, Eliza Olander, Joy Barnum, Padma Bermuda, Melodies and Mimosas, Mia Williams, Mike Hind, Nkosi, Roderick Ferguson, The Queen of Bermuda Ms Sybil Barrington, Tiffany Paynter, Wine Women & Song and Zebra Kidd.

“Our emcees for the day are father and son, Edward Christopher and Jonathan Christopher; and our deejays for the day are Dizzle the DJ, and DJ Felix.”

The photos below do not reflect all local businesses flying the flag, and is just a sample of the ones we saw in our travels, and anyone is welcome to email photos in to add if they wish!

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- Photos of Fairmont Southampton courtesy of the hotel

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Had there not been all of the anti Pride Parade noise does anyone think businesses would have come out so strong in support? A good thing.

    The anti gay churches etc. have turned out to be their own worst enemy in encouraging support for the parade. Well deserved.

    • Real Deal says:

      You miss understand, this a Blessing. Only one of Christ would understand.

      • Double S says:

        So let me get this straight, you are whining and moaning about others forcing you to accept their ‘lifestyle’ whilst trying to force your ‘religious’ lifestyle on others?

        Do you see an irony/hypocrisy somewhere in your ‘approach?’

        • Real Deal says:

          I am not sure how your drew that concision from my statement of 12 words.

  2. PHSee says:

    Nice to see businesses standing strong against hate. We must stand up against all forms of bigotry, racism, hate and political influence.

    • I dont agree with junkies, alchoholic and gangster lifestyle.
      So am I a bad person for not agreeing with their lifestyle?

      • Toodle-oo says:

        I bet that in your twisted mind you really think that what you said made sense in relation to the topic at hand .

        • Preview says:

          No one is asking you to agree. It’s your right to hold whatever opinions you wish and it would be categorically wrong if you are in any way being marginalized for expressing them.

          However, these are opinions and they should not result in the inequality of others under the law.

      • Jerry says:

        Why do folks post while on something?

  3. SMH says:

    DIRTY CITY OF HAMILTON. SHAME ON THE COH. DIRTY AND DISGRACEFUL

  4. campervan says:

    Thanks for the coverage Bernews from those of us who are away over the Summer. Its nice to be kept abreast and see the images, much appreciated :-)

  5. Get real says:

    Saltus has a rainbow flag too. School that has learnt from its history, is changing for the better. How can anyone not support diversity and inclusion for all?
    We are all human.

    • Mb says:

      Because they think being gay is something you can choose not to be and that it’s all about sex
      They won’t see it any other way because their church teaches them that, although oddly not all Christians teach this view
      I respect their right to follow their beliefs but at some point they need to start realizing the tide has turned and it won’t be going back … so keep fighting or join
      Also I might add,
      They don’t realise the ones actually having all this sinful activity they worry about so much are their husbands and wives and um it’s not with them

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      If the right to marry the person of your choice is a “human” right then according to the Government of Bermuda we are NOT all human. And the Government is appealing to the Privy Council to be allowed to PREVENT some people from marrying the person of their choice. We are not “all” human in the eyes of our Government.

  6. Triangle Drifter says:

    If you don’t support the parade, don’t even go near Hamilton on the day. How much more simplified can it be? It seems quite obvious. The tide has swung. Those who quietly supported are much more open about their views now. Their colours are showing.

  7. Jerry says:

    Whats not to love about love it is where we all should be and celebrate

  8. De Truth says:

    I agree with equality for all, what I don’t agree with is the LGBTQI community and those that support it all talk about LOVE but spue so much hate for us that don’t agree with your life choice. What you choose to do with your life is your business but Do Not call me and others scared (homophobic) or bigot’s because we do not agree with your lifestyle choice. And yes it is a choice!!! Science has not and won’t find the gay gene because it doesn’t exsist. Yes Love is a wonderful thing but don’t preach LOVE and then from the other corner of your mouth spue hate. Enjoy your parade but alot of us here in Bermuda don’t agree with homosexuality and that won’t change.

    • Mike Hind says:

      Your words and actions in expressing your “disagreement” supports a system of rhetoric that promotes issues against the LGBT community, physical, emotional, societal and systematic.
      Demanding that people be treated as less than human and not worthy of equal access to rights, for absolutely no reason whatsoever, is bigoted. It is when it’s done based on race, it is when it’s based on gender, it is when it’s based on religion and it is when it’s based on orientation.

      That’s why people point out that you’re homophobic. Because you are.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Being gay is NOT a choice. Not any more than being male or female is a choice.

      And what is with your comment about a “gay gene”? Where did that idea come from?

      • Smh says:

        Being gay isn’t a choice ?? Wow the worlds gone crazy.

        • Mike Hind says:

          Did you choose to be straight?

          Do you suddenly one day say “you know… I’m sexually attracted to both men and women, but I’m only going to be attracted to women”?

          Of course not.

          • Toodle-oo says:

            The question that no matter how many times it’s been asked has never been answered . Maybe because it makes their heads explode.

  9. Ray says:

    All Bermudians that promote the power of creation between a man and woman should boycott all of Hamilton Saturday. Man was made for woman and vice versa, that’s what’s normal and natural

    • Mike Hind says:

      Your religion is your choice. No one else has to follow it.

    • PBanks says:

      What’s the “power of creation” got to do with the Pride parade and its representation of diversity?

    • question says:

      Marriage has nothing to do with religion.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        They’ll never figure it out . Says a lot about their level of intelligence.

    • Raskarr says:

      What’s not normal and natural is the existence of people like you.

  10. Oh,I see now says:

    The lions of today are just as dangerous as the ones faced in the bible and you may one day succumb to prosecution and or persecution for your faith.Someone made the comment that this movement is here to stay and they were correct.Your faith will now cease to be worn as a jacket to be put on and taken off when the going gets tough.Like many in the Pride movement true believers will now have to shed their cloaks too.Many will come few will be chosen the wheat will now be separated from the chaff.As they say in the street…..

    • PBanks says:

      Only people getting persecuted is those getting called all kinds of names and enduring verbal abuse from the quasi-religious types with the abomination and hell fire talk. So spare everyone the false victimhood. This is NOT a case of religious groups getting prosecuted or persecuted. At. All.

  11. Oh,I see now says:

    I was actually talking about having to endure for your faith despite insurmountable odds.

    • Question says:

      Hardly the case in Bermuda is it. You bible thumpers act like you own the place.

    • Hey says:

      How does people having equal rights affect your ability to follow your religion?

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