Tag: Gay and lesbian

Bermudian Heads From Hospital To The Catwalk

Bermudian Heads From Hospital To The Catwalk

When Bermudian artist Tamicka “TeeJay” Johnson took a hiatus from her critically acclaimed web series Refracted Reflections to raise further funds for the project, an eight day hospital stay with two surgeries and four blood transfusions was not exactly what she had in mind. But, despite circumstances that may have physically or emotionally... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Sybil Barrington & Friends Perform

Photos/Video: Sybil Barrington & Friends Perform

[Updated with photos] The “Art Walk in the East” held on Sunday [Nov 3] showcased a host of local entertainers, including Bermuda’s pre-eminent female impersonator Mark “Sybil Barrington” Anderson and his “girls”, who took the stage to wrap up the night of entertainment. A large part of the crowd stayed in anticipation... Read more of this article

Tamicka Johnson’s “Refracted Reflections”

Tamicka Johnson’s “Refracted Reflections”

Following directly on the heels of her directorial nomination by Detroit’s Hotter than July 2013 Film Festival, Tamicka “Tee Jay” Johnson’s much anticipated web series “Refracted Reflections” premiered on August 31, 2013 at The Loft@Centre Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, bringing the Bermudian filmmaker even more acclaim... Read more of this article

BHB Clarifies: Gay Males & Blood Donation

BHB Clarifies: Gay Males & Blood Donation

In response to questions posed by Bernews readers regarding exactly why the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] did not allow gay males to donate blood, a spokesperson for the BHB has said that, “the standards for eligibility to donate blood are intended to maximize the safety of the blood supply, and not intended to discriminate against sexual orientation.” The... Read more of this article

A Bermudian Stage For The ‘Vacation From Hell’

A Bermudian Stage For The ‘Vacation From Hell’

Always a popular setting for fiction of all varieties, Bermuda will provide the backdrop for a new thriller by author Drake Braxton, following the story of two men for whom a vacation intended to enrich their romance ends up nearly costing them their lives. Vacation From Hell is the first in a planned series of thrillers revolving around the hectic... Read more of this article

Bradford City To Fly Rainbow Flag At Matches

Bradford City To Fly Rainbow Flag At Matches

Bradford City — the team Bermuda’s star striker Nahki Wells plays for in the UK — is showing support for the gay community by flying the rainbow flag at their home stadium for all match days during this season. A spokesperson for City said, “Bradford City F.C prides itself on being inclusive to all and welcomes participants and spectators... Read more of this article

Donal Smith: “I Would Like To Offer My Apology”

Donal Smith: “I Would Like To Offer My Apology”

Deputy Mayor Donal Smith has apologised for his recent comments, saying, “To all those persons who were affected in this way, I would like to offer my apologies.” Mr Smith came under fire after his appearance on The Issues television show with host Richard Smith, during which he was reported to have grouped gays with “freaks” and claimed... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance: ‘We Await Mr Smith’s Apology’

Rainbow Alliance: ‘We Await Mr Smith’s Apology’

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda condemned comments made by Deputy Mayor Donal Smith, calling them “an inappropriate way for an elected official to speak about anyone.” According to a newspaper report, Deputy Mayor Smith grouped gays with “freaks”, claimed anyone who supports same sex marriage is “condemned” and said international business... Read more of this article

Fahy: Comments Were “Just Plain Deplorable”

Fahy: Comments Were “Just Plain Deplorable”

Minister Michael Fahy condemned comments made by Deputy Mayor Donal Smith, calling them “saddening, regrettable and just plain deplorable.” According to a newspaper report, Deputy Mayor Smith grouped gays with “freaks”, claimed anyone who supports same sex marriage is “condemned” and said international business helped destroy Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Queen Approves England’s Gay Marriage Bill

Queen Approves England’s Gay Marriage Bill

England has become the latest country to legalise gay marriage, with Queen Elizabeth II giving her royal stamp of approval today [July 17] to the bill, which the British House of Commons passed on Tuesday. The UK’s Telegraph reports that, “MPs cheered in the House of Commons as it was announced that royal assent had been given to the new... Read more of this article


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