Hashtag: #LGBTQI

Third Point To Sponsor St Johns At Pride Parade

Third Point To Sponsor St Johns At Pride Parade

Third Point Reinsurance today announced that it will “sponsor the St John Ambulance service at this year’s Bermuda Pride.” “The theme of this year’s Bermuda Pride is ‘We Belong’, which echoes Third Point Re’s initiative to foster a progressive and inclusive working environment. Diversity and inclusion are central to... Read more of this article

Pride Parade Start Time Moved To 11.00am

Pride Parade Start Time Moved To 11.00am

Citing the “level of support and the increased numbers expected for Bermuda’s first ever Pride Parade,” the organizers announced that they “decided to move the start time of the parade to 11am.” The poster says, “Since Bermuda’s first ever Pride parade was announced we have been overwhelmed with support and goodwill from... Read more of this article

Bank Of Butterfield Building Decorated For Pride

Bank Of Butterfield Building Decorated For Pride

The Bank of Butterfield has decorated its head office in order to recognize and celebrate the upcoming Pride events, with the company highlighting the decorations on social media, with a photo and caption saying, “Butterfield head office getting dressed for Bermuda Pride 2019.” A spokesperson previously said, “Butterfield is providing financial... Read more of this article

Coral Beats To Take Part In Pride Parade

Coral Beats To Take Part In Pride Parade

Coral Beats — the island’s all female drum band — said they are looking forward to participating in the inaugural Bermuda Pride Parade. “The theme of the Pride Parade, ‘We Belong’. is especially important to the members of Coral Beats where diversity is welcomed. The percussion group will play at Victoria Park and participate... Read more of this article

Hotel Association Supports Pride Parade

Hotel Association Supports Pride Parade

Saying they support “initiatives which help to drive tourism and future visitors,” the Bermuda Hotel Association said they are pleased to be a sponsor for the Bermuda Pride Parade. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Hotel Association supports initiatives which help to drive tourism and future visitors to Bermuda and as such, we are... Read more of this article

Deloitte Supports Bermuda’s First Pride Parade

Deloitte Supports Bermuda’s First Pride Parade

Saying it is part of their “ongoing diversity and inclusion practices,” Deloitte Bermuda said they are “delighted to announce our support and participation in Bermuda’s first Pride Parade.”A spokesperson said, “Deloitte is a proud signatory of the United Nations’ Standards of Conduct for Business to help tackle discrimination... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank Sponsors Bermuda Pride 2019

Butterfield Bank Sponsors Bermuda Pride 2019

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited today [July 30] officially announced its sponsorship of Bermuda Pride 2019. A spokesperson said, “Butterfield is providing financial support to OUTBermuda for Bermuda Pride 2019, and will have a presence in the parade and at the community celebration in Victoria Park.” Michael Neff, Butterfield’s... Read more of this article

Forum: LGBTQI+ And Legacy Of Colonialism

Forum: LGBTQI+ And Legacy Of Colonialism

“Free to be me – Expressing LGBTQI+ identities against a legacy of colonialism.” This is the title of a forum set to be held on August 30th at the Hamilton Princess, with the event part of the island’s first ever LGBTQI+ Pride celebration. The organisers said, “September 3, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Stubbs... Read more of this article

Sussex To Assist Police In Pride Parade Planning

Sussex To Assist Police In Pride Parade Planning

Two Bermuda Police Service [BPS] officers will attend Brighton’s Pride Parade in the UK this weekend to meet with Sussex Police who will assist the BPS in planning for Bermuda’s first Pride Parade. A police spokesperson said, “The Commissioner of Police has revealed that two of his most experienced officers will attend Brighton’s Pride Parade... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Pride Organisers Interview

Video: Bermuda Pride Organisers Interview

Chen Foley, Liz Christopher and David Northcott — who are involved in organising ‘Bermuda Pride’, the island’s first ever LGBTQI+ Pride celebration — are speaking with Bernews this afternoon [July 24], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess, and you can tune in below. Update: The live broadcast has... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pride 2019 Has ‘Officially’ Launched

Bermuda Pride 2019 Has ‘Officially’ Launched

Bermuda Pride 2019 has officially launched, with Bermuda’s first ever LGBTQI+ Pride celebration set to take place on Saturday, August 31st under a theme of ‘We Belong’. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Pride 2019 has officially launched in Hamilton. Bermuda’s first ever LGBTQI+ Pride celebration will take place on Saturday, August... Read more of this article

OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

Remarks in the House of Assembly by Michael Weeks about the forthcoming Pride Parade were “extremely careless”, according to One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson. “In my opinion, his remarks reinforce the narrative that the LGTBQ+ community requires the approval or acceptance of the heterosexual majority,” the Senator said. “Although... Read more of this article

Police Investigation Continues Into Threats

Police Investigation Continues Into Threats

The police said they continue to “conduct inquiries into social media comments currently in circulation that threaten or suggest violence towards the LGBTQ community.” “Acting Detective Inspector Derek Berry has been identified as the single point of contact for anyone that wishes to report communications or interactions that threaten... Read more of this article