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Referendum: ‘Colossal Waste Of Taxpayer Funds’

Referendum: ‘Colossal Waste Of Taxpayer Funds’

Following the referendum, the Rainbow Alliance released a statement saying “the failure to get enough of a voter turn-out proved this exercise to be a colossal waste of taxpayer funds,” and also adding that they ”want to tell the young LGBTQ community that the island’s majority failing to speak for them does not mean that they are... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Acknowledge “Love & Support”

Rainbow Alliance Acknowledge “Love & Support”

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda said they “would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love and support for the LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer] community in advance of the referendum on marriage equality. “While our position remains that the rights of an oppressed minority should not be voted on by a majority that is... Read more of this article

‘Shocked & Saddened By Hateful Mass Shooting’

‘Shocked & Saddened By Hateful Mass Shooting’

Following the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando which left 50 people dead, the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda said they “stand in solidarity with the fellow members of the LGBTQ community around the world as we mourn the loss of those senselessly murdered and injured.” The statement from the group said, “The Rainbow Alliance of... Read more of this article

RAB Call For ‘Charity’ Decision To Be Reversed

RAB Call For ‘Charity’ Decision To Be Reversed

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda “condemns the decision to grant Preserve Marriage charitable status,” and called upon the Registrar General and/or Minister Fahy to “reverse this decision immediately.” A statement from the group said, “The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda condemns the decision to grant Preserve Marriage charitable... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance ‘Condemn’ Referendum Move

Rainbow Alliance ‘Condemn’ Referendum Move

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda “condemns the Bermuda Government’s move to have a referendum on marriage equality,” the group said today, adding that “with many LGBTQ Bermudians forced to leave home” because of discrimination, “it is likely that a referendum will not have an accurate reflection of those that will be impacted... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

“It is unfortunate that with the multiple serious issues Bermuda is currently facing, a group of individuals would use such a significant amount of resources to advocate to prevent a recognized segment of the population from being able to benefit from rights and freedoms afforded to the majority,” the Rainbow Alliance said today. The group’s... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Launch New Social Gatherings

Rainbow Alliance Launch New Social Gatherings

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda announced the launch of their new, free weekly social gathering, Rumba°r Rainbow Wednesdays at the Victoria Grill’s Rumba°r. “The event is an opportunity for the LGBTQ community, allies, and friends to come together in a safer, inclusive space for networking and fun,” a Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bermuda Contingent To Attend 2014 WorldPride

Bermuda Contingent To Attend 2014 WorldPride

Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda, in collaboration with the Centre for Justice, the Human Rights Commission, Kinsfolk Bermuda, and Two Words and a Comma, announced Bermuda’s participation in WorldPride 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from June 20-29, culminating in the Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th, 2014.Pride events take place worldwide,... 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

No “Moral Disruption” From Same Sex Marriage

No “Moral Disruption” From Same Sex Marriage

The Rainbow Alliance said they agree with Opposition Leader Marc Bean that same sex marriage is inevitable in Bermuda, but “reject all heterosexist assertions that such an event will cause moral disruption.” Mr Bean recently appeared on a local television show where he said that he feels that gay marriage is inevitable and made comments... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Seeks Clarity From Bean, PLP

Rainbow Alliance Seeks Clarity From Bean, PLP

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda said they would like to “publicly address” the new PLP leader Marc Bean, saying he has “previously gone on record with his derogatory personal opinions of the LGBTQ community.” They quoted Mr Bean’s comments during the debate about the Human Rights Act in July 2012, saying: “These words... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Responds To Throne Speech

Rainbow Alliance Responds To Throne Speech

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda — a newly formed collective of people interested in helping make Bermuda a safer space for LGBTQ people — said they welcome any change to Bermuda legislation which will extend basic human rights and protections to people in Bermuda. The group was responding to comments made during last week’s Throne... Read more of this article

Movie Night: ‘For the Bible Tells Me So’

Movie Night: ‘For the Bible Tells Me So’

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda will be hosting a Movie Night on Thursday, September 27th at Chewstick, with the free event featuring a screening the documentary For the Bible Tells Me So. For the Bible Tells Me So is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Daniel G. Karslake about homosexuality and various interpretations of what the Bible says... Read more of this article