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BNG & CURB COLLABORATION: Two Words & a Comma

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda in collaboration with Bermuda National Gallery present a series of weekly, social justice lunchtime lectures during the BNG’s Art & Social Change Exhibition entitled “Eyes on the World”.  We look forward to welcoming you to these enriching learning opportunities.

Please join us for the next in the series of Bermuda National Gallery‘s free lecture series this Wednesday at 12:30:

TIME TO INCLUDE: PERSONAL STORIES, PUBLIC ADVOCACY

Ordinary people have long driven the advancement of human rights around the globe, and Bermuda is no exception. Come and hear about the importance of Bermudian stories and individual experiences in the Two Words and a Comma campaign to include protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in Bermuda’s Human Rights Act.

CURB & BNG 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Location: Bermuda National Gallery (BNG), City Hall, 2nd Floor, Church St, Hamilton, Bermuda
Date: Wednesday, 10th April
Presenter: Suzanne Mayall, Two Words & A Comma

Second party to promote equal rights for gays

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6: A second event to promote equal rights for gay people is to be held in a city nightspot tomorrow (Thursday).

The Big Gay Thursday event — with a dress code of business attire — is aimed at fostering links between Bermuda businesses and the gay community.

But organiser Valentino Tear, a Bermudian based in England, where he is a successful DJ, said: “I want to encourage everyone to come to these parties.

“They are not exclusively gay — but they are gay-friendly. A lot of people say they don’t want to go because people will think they’re gay. But this is not a gay or a straight thing — it’s a Bermuda thing.

“It’s an opportunity to show we can all party together as one, supporting and respecting each other as Bermuda residents and human beings. It’s an open event and everyone is welcome.”

The event will be held at Taste One Four One in the new Sir John W Swan Building on Front Street.

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It’s party time for GLBT community

The Island’s gay community is encouraged to step out of the “corners and closets” and band together for Bermuda’s first advertised gay party on Monday night.

Organised by gay rights activist Valentino Tear, it’s hoped Pink Disco Monday will provide a fun and safe environment for the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Musician Shine Hayward will perform at the event at Red Steakhouse & Bar; Mr. Tear will DJ.

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Rainbow Alliance to be represented at BNG’s “Eyes on the World” exhibition opening tonight

The Bermuda National Gallery has invited the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda to be represented tonight at the opening of “Eyes on the World”, in partnership with the Alexia Foundation. This exhibition focuses on social problems around the world as well as in Bermuda. The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda will be there to provide resources that go along with the art so that viewers can learn more about the various issues that are addressed.

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Rainbow Alliance Holiday Get-Together!

A night of music, food and friends – and you’re invited!

Come out to Chewstick on the 22nd of December!  Bring your iPod and playlists and any snacks you want to bring along, and we’ll have ourselves a good ol’ fashioned shindig!  And, of course, the bar will be open!

$5 cover charge at the door to help support Chewstick who has been a great help to us all year!

  • Where: Chewstick, corner of Court & Elliott St.
  • When: Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • What time: 9:00pm until 1:00am
  • How much: $5 donation to Chewstick
  • What to bring: your dancing shoes, snacks, music

Speak Out! Open Forum

Our first event, held August 17, 2012, was a total success! We had over 100 people turn up throughout the two-hour open forum, with dozens of people taking the microphone to speak or sing. We heard members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community tell their stories and express themselves, as well as many supportive, straight allies who demonstrated the importance of changing the mindset of the community towards this marginalized group.

Check out the gallery!

 

Rainbow Alliance Of Bermuda To Host Open Forum

On Friday, August 17th from 12 – 2pm the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda will be hosting an open forum for discussion and support at Queen Elizabeth Park.

A spokesperson said: “The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda is a collective of people supportive of the rights and struggles of the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] and queer community of Bermuda, with the common goal of providing spaces for positive, grassroots dialogue.

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