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Clarien Bank Donates $10,000 To OutBermuda

Clarien Bank Donates $10,000 To OutBermuda

Saying it is part of their “ongoing commitment to Diversity & Inclusion,” Clarien announced that it has donated $10,000 to OUTBermuda, a registered charity which supports the LGBTQ community in Bermuda. “Starting in October, the bank will introduce several new Diversity & Inclusion [D&I] initiatives internally to increase... Read more of this article

Double Meaning For ‘Proud To Be Bermudian’

Double Meaning For ‘Proud To Be Bermudian’

[Written by Zakiya Johnson Lord] The hashtag #ProudtobeBermudian gets to take on a double meaning on August 31st. As Bermuda prepares to host its first Pride event, it feels significant to place it within the broader Bermudian context. For me, Pride feels like an extension of who Bermuda and her people have always been. We take pride in ourselves wherever... 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 said:... 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

Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

[Opinion column written by OUTBermuda Directors Chen Foley & Zakiya Johnson Lord] OUTBermuda has considered the judgment of the Court of Appeal relating to the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. We believe the Court achieved the right outcome, and that its decision is legally sound. Furthermore, we do not believe an appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article

‘We Have One Aim, Equality Under The Law’

‘We Have One Aim, Equality Under The Law’

“We have one aim: equality under the law for all loving Bermuda couples and our families,” OUTBermuda said as the organisation prepares for the appeal in the same sex marriage case, which is set to get underway this Wednesday. “This week, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal has scheduled three days for oral arguments in the appeal of the nation’s... Read more of this article

Rugby Team To Wear Rainbow Shoelaces

Rugby Team To Wear Rainbow Shoelaces

The Irish Legends rugby team are set to wear rainbow shoelaces during the upcoming World Rugby Classic, with an aim to “send a message of equality, sportsmanship and inclusion especially meaningful to OUTBermuda and Bermuda’s LGBTQ families and citizens.” “By taking this action at one of Bermuda’s most popular sporting competition,... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda ‘Grateful For All The Support’

OUTBermuda ‘Grateful For All The Support’

After being recognized in the annual Best of Bermuda awards as as the best Charity/Community Service, OUTBermuda said they are “inspired and motivated by the community in which we operate and we are incredibly grateful for all the support that we receive and honoured to be recognised.” OUTBermuda – who recently successfully challenged... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

Following the closing arguments in the legal challenge to the Domestic Partnership Act in the Supreme Court, OUTBermuda extended their thanks to Maryellen Jackson, Sylvia Hayward Harris, Dr. Gordon Campbell, Chai T, Wesley Methodist Church, Julia and Judith Aidoo-Saltus, Douglas NeJaime, Carnival Corporation and lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling. The case... Read more of this article

Book Reading With Darnell Moore On May 23

Book Reading With Darnell Moore On May 23

OUTBermuda, in partnership with the Bermuda National Library, will be hosting a book reading with Darnell Moore on Wednesday, May 23 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “Darnell is no stranger to Bermuda, having been invited to speak on island in June 2014. We are excited to welcome him back to share with us about his soon to be released book... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Advocate Speaks With HRC

OUTBermuda Advocate Speaks With HRC

The US-based Human Rights Campaign recently interviewed OUTBermuda Board of Directors Deputy Chairperson Zakiya Johnson Lord about their campaign. In the interview Zakiya Johnson Lord said, “OUTBermuda began because many LGBTQ Bermudians–myself included–who were partnered with non-Bermudians experienced discrimination. We wanted to highlight... Read more of this article

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

OUTBermuda’s Zakiya Johnson Lord recently appeared on the CNN programme ‘Quest Means Business’, discussing the organisation’s lawsuit challenging the Domestic Partnership Act. OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of... Read more of this article

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson have filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage” are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution, with the local legal action — which marks the second filed about the matter — being supported... Read more of this article