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Photos: Bermuda Pride ‘Moment of Reflection’

Photos: Bermuda Pride ‘Moment of Reflection’

The Bermuda Pride organisers held a ‘Moment of Reflection’ last night [Aug 8] at City Hall, with the event organisers saying that their “aim this year is to create a space for reflection.” The event, which was granted a large group exemption by the Minister of National Security with a limit of 150 people, saw short speeches and a musical... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Pride ‘Moment of Reflection’

Video: Bermuda Pride ‘Moment of Reflection’

A short ceremony for the Bermuda Pride 2020 celebration is being held this evening [Aug 8], with the event organisers saying that their “aim this year is to create a space for reflection.” A spokesperson previously said, “The day for Bermuda’s second Pride, 8th August, was chosen as it is the seventh anniversary of the inclusion of ‘sexual... Read more of this article

Large Group Exemption: Pride Reflection Event

Large Group Exemption: Pride Reflection Event

“A large group exemption has been granted for an event being hosted by Bermuda Pride today [Aug 8],” the Ministry said, with the Ministry noting that the exemption is for up to 150 people. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security is advising the public that a large group exemption has been granted for an event... Read more of this article

‘Moment Of Reflection’ On Saturday Evening

‘Moment Of Reflection’ On Saturday Evening

The organisers of Bermuda Pride have been granted permission by the Minister of National Security to hold an event tomorrow evening [Aug 8], so will be hosting a ‘Moment of Reflection’ at 8.30pm tomorrow in front of City Hall, with a limit of 150 people. A spokesperson said, “The organisers of Bermuda Pride 2020 are very happy to announce... Read more of this article

Sybil To Perform To Thank Workers, Show Pride

Sybil To Perform To Thank Workers, Show Pride

Mark “Queen of Bermuda” Anderson is planning to host a lip syncing event at 9pm on Saturday evening [Aug 8] to both honour essential workers and celebrate LGBTQI Pride. Mr. Anderson said, “This weekend would have marked the second annual Bermuda Pride parade. This is a tremendous milestone for Bermuda and just how far it has come on... Read more of this article

Update From Bermuda Pride 2020 Organisers

Update From Bermuda Pride 2020 Organisers

The Bermuda Pride Organising Team released an update on their plans for this Saturday. A spokesperson said, “Unfortunately, we still have not received approval from the Minister of National Security for our candlelit moment of reflection this Saturday, the 8th of August. We fully appreciate many of you would like to know whether or not this event... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pride To Be Observed This Saturday

Bermuda Pride To Be Observed This Saturday

The Bermuda Pride 2020 will be observed on Saturday evening [Aug 8] with the event organisers saying that their ”aim this year is to create a space for reflection.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Pride 2020 will be observed on the evening of Saturday, August 8th. The organizers continue to work with the Ministry of National Security... Read more of this article

New Yorker Report: 19th-Century Prison Ships

New Yorker Report: 19th-Century Prison Ships

The New Yorker has published an interesting article detailing aspects of the ‘prison ships’ in Bermuda back in the 1800s, with the article titled ‘The Gay Marriages Of A Nineteenth-Century Prison Ship.’ Their report said, “In 1842, a court in Lancaster, England, convicted a young lawyer, George Baxter Grundy, of forging payment,... Read more of this article

CAA, OUTBermuda Working To Enhance Services

CAA, OUTBermuda Working 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

‘If Marriage Benefits Community, Why Prevent’

‘If Marriage Benefits Community, Why Prevent’

[Written by Don Burgess] About two dozen marriage equality advocates attended a proclamation at the Cabinet Building, declaring February 7 to 14 as International Marriage Week. Allan and Mildred Hunt, founders of Heart-to-Heart Marriage Mentoring Ministries, read a list of benefits that marriage has on society, and Deputy Premier Walter Roban also... Read more of this article

Carnival Corporation Joins UN LGBTQ Initiative

Carnival Corporation Joins UN LGBTQ Initiative

Carnival Corporation — who supported OUTBermuda’s legal action in 2018  – announced that they have joined the United Nations’ Standards of Conduct for Business, which is a “global campaign seeking to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people in the workplace and in society.” “As part of our ongoing efforts... Read more of this article

2020 Pride Parade To Be Held On August 8th

2020 Pride Parade To Be Held On August 8th

The Bermuda Pride event is set to return in 2020, with the event organisers confirming that it will be held on August 7th, 8th and 9th, with the Pride Parade set to take place on Saturday, August 8th. The inaugural event was held in August of this year, and saw thousands of people taking part in the first ever LGBTQ Pride Parade in Bermuda, which... Read more of this article