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
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
“These sessions will focus on experiences in other jurisdictions and the current local situation as well as provide an opportunity for questions and answers.”
Video of the petition being presented in May 2015:
Community, Culture and Sports Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said, “When I received the petition from Mr. Tony Brannon and supporters, I assured them that Government would take into consideration the proposed request allowing same sex marriage in Bermuda.
“The Department of Human Affairs has presented to Cabinet research regarding what other countries have enacted in legislation and what steps can be taken. At the public information sessions we plan on sharing what we’ve learned as well as give our citizens an opportunity to respond.”
Minister Gordon-Pamplin added, “We want to encourage community engagement and dialogue around the subject. It is important after reviewing the research about what other countries have done that we, in Bermuda, have frank and honest dialogue about same sex marriage.”
The information sessions will be held on Monday, 28 September at the Berkeley Institute and Thursday, 1 October at Bermuda College North Hall. The sessions begin at 6 p.m.
In response, Tony Brannon — who started the petition — said, “It’s a start. Everyday we don’t make this happen is a day lost for human rights and tourism.”
Next week Saturday August 1, Pharaoh Entertainment plan to heat up the Cup Match party scene with SWEAT, a a private LGBT Cup Match Party at Bootsie’s at The Grand from 10 PM to 3 AM with music by DJ Blazian Kidd.
DJ Lady Blazian and DJ Quiet Storm present the party we’ve all been waiting for… FANTASY PRIDE, a summer night cruise aboard the MV Destiny on Friday, July 10 from 11PM-3AM. Tickets are $50, which includes a complimentary rum swizzle and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. Bathing suits are optional (personally, we plan to get wet)!
Mothers will be in for a treat on Sunday evening as the Island’s premier female impersonator, Mark “Sybil Barrington” Anderson and friends will put on a performance at City Hall, which will be in Mr. Anderson’s words, nothing short of “fabulosity”.
All proceeds will go to the Centre Against Abuse.
It’s the Wednesday before Valentine’s Day… Come out, meet and greet, LOVE who you are, and BE YOURSELF! ♥
Rumba°r Lounge & Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda present Rumba°r Rainbow Wednesdays: a fun, LGBTQ-friendly, wider community welcoming social event (bring your friends)!
DJ Lady Blazian will be back again providing you with groovy house, pop, r&b and reggae beats. Rumba°r will supply the drinks and eats, and Rainbow Alliance will have some very special WORLDPRIDE giveaways! See you at Victoria Grill/Rumba°r Lounge, February 11 2015, from 6-10 PM.
Every Wednesday, starting December 10, Victoria Grill & Rumba°r Lounge (in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda), present Rumba°r Rainbow Wednesdays: a fun, LGBTQ-friendly, wider community welcoming social event!
An estimated 12,000 people walked, danced and rode along the downtown parade route capping off 10 days of World Pride celebrations.
The “Queen of Bermuda” came ready to talk politics as well the importance of celebrating World Pride and, unsurprisingly, showed up dressed to kill.
“I’m from a country that at one time it was legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation,” said Sybil Barrington, one of an estimated 12,000 people who walked, danced and rode along the parade route that capped off 10 days of Pride celebrations.
Barrington, clad in tight iridescent pants, a sash and tiara, explained that a little over a year ago the government in Bermuda amended the human rights act to legally protect people against discrimination because of their sexual orientation when they are seeking employment or housing.
“So we are here celebrating that,” said Barrington, who was born in Bermuda and, after establishing a career as a drag queen in New York City, returned there to live.
Bermuda has become a more tolerant place, but as a country they still have a long way to go, said Barrington who walked with the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda.