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2022 Bermuda Pride Events Announced

2022 Bermuda Pride Events Announced

OUTBermuda announced the plans for this year’s Bermuda Pride events — which this year have a theme of “Love & Live” — with the Pride Parade to take place on August 27th,  while other events include a forum, beach party and more. A spokesperson said, “OUTBermuda, Bermuda’s only LGBTQ+ focused charity, is excited... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Appoints Tiffany Paynter

OUTBermuda Appoints Tiffany Paynter

 OUTBermuda has hired Tiffany Paynter as their first ever Executive Director. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s LGBTQ+ advocacy nonprofit OUTBermuda has hired its first ever Executive Director as it looks to expand its impact and strengthen its sustainability as a resource. “Bermudian Tiffany Paynter has taken up the Executive Director role as... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pride Is Under New Management

Bermuda Pride Is Under New Management

Bermuda Pride is “transitioning to be a program under the supervision of OUTBermuda,” with the founders saying that “to ensure the long term success of Pride in Bermuda we feel that moving under the umbrella of OUTBermuda is an important next step.” A spokesperson said, “After three consecutive successful years of Bermuda Pride,... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: “Our Work Will Go On”

OUTBermuda: “Our Work Will Go On”

Following today’s ruling by the Privy Council, OUTBermuda said they will continue to “advocate for equality, justice and dignity for all LGBTQ+ Bermudians” adding that “this decision just highlights that OUTBermuda must continue our work.” A spokesperson said, “Today, Bermuda’s highest judicial body, the Privy Council’s... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: New Board & Seeks Director

OUTBermuda: New Board & Seeks Director

OUTBermuda has appointed four new board members and now seeks its first Executive Director as part of the LGBTQ+ rights advocacy nonprofit’s ambitious growth plans for 2022. A spokesperson said, “”With its new members, OUTBermuda’s board has doubled in size, with four Bermudians joining to bolster the group’s existing leadership in their... Read more of this article

Still Awaiting Privy Council Decision On Marriage

Still Awaiting Privy Council Decision On Marriage

The hearing about Bermuda’s marriage laws at the Privy Council in London was held over eight months ago — in February 2021 — and the island continues to await the Court’s decision. The Privy Council is the highest court of appeal for Bermuda and this appeal marks the final step in what has been a protracted legal matter, spanning... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Launches Stakeholder Survey

OUTBermuda Launches Stakeholder Survey

OUTBermuda is asking its stakeholders to “submit feedback on how the charity and its board are doing and what they can do better” via a survey. A spokesperson said, “OUTBermuda is reflecting on another successful renewal of its Registered Charity status; the Registry General in Bermuda renewed the charity’s status through to 14... Read more of this article

Marriage Privy Council Hearings This Week In UK

Marriage Privy Council Hearings This Week In UK

The Privy Council hearing in London on Bermuda’s marriage equality decision will take place this week, on Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4, with the court hearing to be live streamed online. An OUTBermuda spokesperson said, “This week, leaders and attorneys for OUTBermuda will enter the final appeal in London for Bermuda’s historic... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: 53% Favour Same-Sex Marriage

OUTBermuda: 53% Favour Same-Sex Marriage

According to the latest public opinion poll by OUTBermuda, 53% of Bermudians now say they favour same-sex marriage. A spokesperson said, “This week, leaders and attorneys for OUTBermuda confirmed that the long-awaited, final stage of appeal for Bermuda’s historic marriage equality decision will take place in London on February 3 and 4, 2021... Read more of this article

CAA, OUTBermuda Work To Enhance Services

CAA, OUTBermuda Work To Enhance Services

The Centre Against Abuse [CAA] and OUTBermuda are working together to enhance services in an effort to help all victims of sexual violence regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. A joint statement from the two organisations said, “This week, Centre Against Abuse [CAA] reconfirms its commitment to all victims of sexual violence and... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: Final Appeal Set For December

OUTBermuda: Final Appeal Set For December

Attorneys and leaders for OUTBermuda confirmed that the “long-awaited, final stage of appeal for Bermuda’s historic marriage equality decision will take place in London on December 7 and 8, 2020.” “This final judicial appeal will be heard by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. When the UK Supreme Court sits as the final... Read more of this article

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