“Bermuda Pride Has Made Significant Strides”

June 29, 2021 | 11 Comments

“Bermuda Pride has made significant strides in representing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, and I acknowledge the leaders in this community for displaying their bold and unwavering commitment,” Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert said.

In issuing a statement “recognising the celebrations of Bermuda Pride, where there are celebrations of freedoms to be accepted for who you are,” the Minister said, “The Bermuda Pride organisation has provided education, advocacy, and leadership in support of LGBTQ+ community in Bermuda.”

“Bermuda Pride, your efforts to protect and provide opportunities for members of the LGTBQ+ community to share their stories, experiences, and resources is a great example of humanitarianism.”

“Just as the Bermuda Pride theme states, ‘A Deeper Love’ empowers us to have greater respect for our fellow people and the right to live peaceably.”

Minister Furbert concluded, “The Government remains committed to protecting the residents of Bermuda, and this year, the Ministry of Labour has established through law the further protection and policies against Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the workplace, which came into force on June 1, 2021. This will further serve to support the Human Rights Act 1981 which is Bermuda’s anti-discrimination legislation.”

The Bermuda Pride organisation will be hosting an event tomorrow, which you will be able to watch on Bernews.

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  1. Truthhertz says:

    She’s joking right? I mean she is a representative of the Party that is seeking to outlaw same sex marriages.

    PLP you have no shame whatsoever.

    • PBanks says:

      It is somewhat hilarious for a sitting gov’t MP to be praising a movement that the ruling party has been attempting to scuttle.

      Politicians be politicking.

    • sandgrownan says:

      They can’t even spell it.

  2. atonishingly tone deaf says:

    This is incredible–from the party that is fighting against equal rights–which in of itself is hypocritical–but now the tone deafness of this plp representative.

    She should apologize for her clumsiness.

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    “Bermuda Pride has made significant strides in representing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, and I acknowledge the leaders in this community for displaying their bold and unwavering commitment,” Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert said.”

    If that were true the PLP Government would repeal the Domestic Partnership Act 2018 and withdraw its appeal to the Privy Council. It has done neither. Discrimination by the PLP Government continues in Bermuda.

  4. Love is Love says:

    As a member of Pride we asked the Minister to make a statement. Unlike some of her counterparts she’s down to earth and I wish she was the MP in my area.

  5. Guy Carri says:

    Wow. A thank you from the same party who’s taken gay marriage to the Privy Council?

    The PLP is no stranger to hypocrisy. How are they not embarrassed?

    Those who disagree need to stand up for what they believe and what their constituents believe not party before people nonsense.

    • saud says:

      “How are they not embarrassed?”

      They’re too stupid to understand what it is they’re doing.

  6. itsnowonder says:

    Typical, coming from this Gov. Full of u no wat

  7. Tonii J says:

    I find it interesting that former MP Michael Scott is sitting on this panel as he did absolutely nothing for LGBT+ rights whilst in a position of power. So much for Deeper Love!

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