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  • Rainbow Friendly Directory

    A listing of LGBTQ-friendly companies, charitable organizations, social hangout spots, and other resources in Bermuda and online. More

  • Photo History of the Issues in Bermuda

    The Allan Vincent Smith Foundation kept news clippings of stories, articles, and advertisements relevant to the issues they (and we) support... More

  • Events

    As the group evolves we will be promoting various events centered around providing a safe space to Bermuda's LGBTQ community and its allies. More

Rainbow Alliance Response to Domestic Partnership Act

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda (RAoB) is disappointed the Government of Bermuda has taken the approach it has to remove marriage equality from the law. We are in agreement with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) that the proposed legislation creates a ‘watered down’ version of rights, leading to a separate but equal status under the law. Ultimately, no separate but equal measure allows for equality or justice.

RAoB supports marriage equality. Members of Bermuda’s LGBTQ+ community are entitled to the same rights and protections given to all citizens in Bermuda, including having their loving, committed relationships recognized both locally and internationally. Bermuda should remain one of the jurisdictions around the world which has marriage equality. It is unfortunate the Government sees fit for Bermuda to become the first jurisdiction globally to have marriage equality rescinded. This is not the international reputation that our country should strive for.

The RAoB is committed to the creation and promotion of safer spaces in Bermuda. Proposing legislation that allows for further division between the LGBTQ+ community and the Bermuda community at large does nothing to help move Bermuda forward to become a more just and equal society.

Sybil’s Dynamic Female Impersonators | November 10 at City Hall

In honour of the historic ruling for same sex marriage, Sybil Returns with another great show. Come and enjoy an exciting and unpredictable night of DRAMA with female impersonators.
Where: Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall
When: Friday, November 10th 9:00 pm
Tickets: $50 (General admission, no assigned seating)

You must be 18+ to attend.

Tickets are now on sale online at www.bdatix.bm or at Shannons Boutique.

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OUTBermuda ‘In Good Company’ Event

OUTBermuda invites you to join the first ever ‘In Good Company’ community engagement event. The purpose is simple and important, to invite you into meaningful conversation on issues affecting Bermuda’s LGBTQ community, to build community and to shape the future of OUTBermuda.

Date: Saturday, January 28

Time: 10 AM – 3PM

Location: Hamilton Princess

 

Whats planned?

10:00am – 12:30pm, World Cafe
There’s no better way to hear from you about things that matter than over a cup of coffee (or tea!).

12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch (It’s on us!)

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Open Space Brainstorming
Let’s get into specifics: tell us what you think about OUTBermuda’s priorities and planned initiatives.

Dress Code: Casual

Please RSVP by email to OUTBermuda@gmail.com by Friday, January 20th, 2017

“The conversation on [the legal right for marriage equality] has NOTHING to do with my Christian beliefs.”

“The conversation on whether or not men should have the legal right to marry men or whether women should have the legal right to marry women has NOTHING to do with my Christian beliefs.”

We received this heartfelt letter of support from Justin D Brangman, a Bermudian who attended the Ministry of Community, Culture & Sports’ Information Session on Same Sex Marriage on Monday September 28. Thank you Justin.

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