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Police Commissioner To Attend Pride Parade

Police Commissioner To Attend Pride Parade

“The BPS supports Bermuda’s LGBTQ community and a number of officers, including myself and other senior officers, will be attending the Parade,” Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said. Commissioner Corbishley said, “Last week I sent a release to the media to announce the BPS would be involved in the LGBTQ Pride Parade on the... Read more of this article

BPS To Support Bermuda Gay Pride Parade

BPS To Support Bermuda Gay Pride Parade

The police “confirmed they are in dialogue with OutBermuda to support Bermuda’s first parade to celebrate Gay Pride this summer,” and also said they are investigating “social media comments currently in circulation that threaten or suggest violence towards the LGBTQ community.” Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley saying:... Read more of this article

‘Stonewall Uprising’ Screening For Pride Month

‘Stonewall Uprising’ Screening For Pride Month

The U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda National Library will host a screening of Stonewall Uprising to highlight LGBTQ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the National Library. “Stonewall Uprising explores events surrounding the three day protest by members of the LGBT community following... Read more of this article

Bermuda ‘Love Wins’ Facebook Cover Graphics

Bermuda ‘Love Wins’ Facebook Cover Graphics

June marks Pride Month, and you can show off your LGBTQ and Bermudian pride by using these themed Facebook cover graphics in order to decorate your profile. Part of the Bernews network, BermudaCovers.com offers an array of island-themed Facebook cover photos to adorn your profile, including shots of our beautiful beaches, interesting designs, covers... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Do We Want To Be Seen As Intolerant?’

OBA: ‘Do We Want To Be Seen As Intolerant?’

“Bermuda will get a reputation for intolerance and being out of touch by pursuing the same sex marriage case,” according to OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson. “Is that the reputation we want? Do we want to be seen as an intolerant people? Bermuda has always had a great reputation of being friendly and welcoming, why is Government determined... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Preparing For ‘Ultimate Phase’

OUTBermuda Preparing For ‘Ultimate Phase’

OUTBermuda said they are “strengthening preparations for the ultimate phase in their campaign for full marriage equality for all Bermudians,” as the Privy Council has given consent to the Bermuda Government to “allow them to proceed to a hearing.” “Love ultimately must win,” declared OUTBermuda director Adrian Hartnett-Beasley,... Read more of this article

Bogle-Mienzer Re-Elected As Representative

Bogle-Mienzer Re-Elected As Representative

Police Station Duty Officer and BPSU 2nd Vice President Linda Bogle-Mienzer attended the Public Services International [PSI] Caribbean Sub-Regional Meeting in St. Vincent where she was re-elected as the Regional LGBTQI representative for another four years.A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Police Service Station Duty Officer and Bermuda Public... Read more of this article

Cayman HRC Call For Same Sex Union Laws

Cayman HRC Call For Same Sex Union Laws

“Immediate steps should be taken to introduce legislation to recognise same-sex unions and to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the Cayman Islands as a matter of the greatest importance.” That was the view expressed by the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission in their submission to the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

Photo Project Focuses On Same Sex Marriage

Photo Project Focuses On Same Sex Marriage

A recent documentary style photography project by Sam Sutton dubbed Hail To Bermuda aims to “explore Bermuda’s change in same sex marriage laws.” The project includes a number of photographs, along with statements from the people who were depicted, allowing each to speak their mind. Sutton said, “Bermuda is the only country in the... Read more of this article

Anderson: Why Single Out LGBTQ Community?

Anderson: Why Single Out LGBTQ Community?

[Updated] After Minister Caines challenged “churches, community clubs, fraternities, sororities, the LGBTQ community, and most importantly family,” to “step up and be part of the solution” to the island’s gang problem, Mark Anderson said he thought it was “very inappropriate” for Minister Caines to “single... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals

The costs so far for the “drafting of the grounds of appeal and provisional advice to the Privy Council” for the same sex marriage legal case stands to date at £11,250 [$14,161], Premier David Burt said. In answering questions in the House of Assembly on Friday, Premier Burt said, “I appreciate the question from the Honourable Deputy... Read more of this article

OBA’s Cannonier: ‘Put The Money To Better Use’

OBA’s Cannonier: ‘Put The Money To Better Use’

“Three times the courts have ruled in favour of same sex marriage” and “it is time this Government got the message and put the enormous amount of money needed to pursue this case to the Privy Council to better use,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. His comments follow after Government confirmed yesterday that they applied to... Read more of this article

SSM: Govt Applies To Appeal To Privy Council

SSM: Govt Applies To Appeal To Privy Council

[Updating] Government confirmed today [Dec 13] that they applied to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Privy Council in the UK concerning the recent court judgment in the same sex marriage legal case. A spokesperson said, “Today the Government applied to the Court of Appeal for leave [permission] to appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article