Since 2004, the terms gay and lesbian have increased in search by more than 32%. In the same time, the term transgender has increased in frequency by more than 240%. With so many terms becoming more frequent in the popular lexicon and in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, Grammarly partnered with GLAAD to lay out the do’s and don’ts of LGBT parlance. The following infographic will help you better understand how to discuss LGBTQIA issues in a culturally aware and sensitive way.
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.
RG: In our opinion [Published in the Royal Gazette Jul 12, 2014]
Same-sex unions solemnised in other countries already impact on civil and human rights in Bermuda as well as spousal benefits and insurance, inheritance and residency issues.
Bermuda cannot simply resort to its default position of putting off until the day after tomorrow what it doesn’t care to deal with today when it comes to such complex and pressing matters.
By Carla Zuill, for Bermuda Sun
The month of June signified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month worldwide. It is observed every year in honour of the 1969 Stonewall riots, which took place in New York City.
On June 24, the Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with the Consulate General of the United States, hosted a panel discussion at the Bermuda College. The standing-room only crowd had the opportunity to talk about LGBT rights and tolerance on the island with the aim of having respectful, open and frank dialogue.
Recently, Carla Zuill spoke with three Bermudians who are openly gay. Each shares a bit of insight into their lives and how they have coped with being gay in Bermuda.
Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda, in collaboration with the Centre for Justice, the Human Rights Commission, Kinsfolk Bermuda, and Two Words and a Comma, are excited to announce Bermuda’s participation in WorldPride 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from June 20-29, culminating in the Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th, 2014.
By Nadia Arandjelovic
Event organiser Valentino Tear said he’s known for putting on a good party.
Last year he held a series of gay-friendly events on the island and said the feedback was extremely good.
Tomorrow night [January 25] Mr Tear will be hosting his first event of 2014 — a Bermuda Pride party at Docksiders from 9pm until 3am.
By Owain Johnston-Barnes, for The Royal Gazette
A same-sex couple was turned away from several rental apartments and treated with hostility by Bermuda Immigration, it has been alleged.
The comments Deputy Mayor of Hamilton, Donal Smith, made on the ISSUES program regarding homosexuality were riddled with offensive and derogatory language towards members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. Moreover, these comments showed a marked ignorance of LGBTQ issues and an overarching tone of homophobia. Comments labeling a group of humans as “freaks” display a strong antipathy towards those he summarily dismisses as unworthy of the protection of the law and are founded on ignorance: this is homophobia.
The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda remain proponents of an individual’s rights to free speech. You can have strongly-held religious or moral viewpoints without resorting to offensive and hurtful attacks on an entire community. This is an inappropriate way for an elected official to speak about anyone, and we await Mr. Smith’s apology.
The Bermuda Sun posed the following questions to the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda, which were reported here. Below is the entirety of our response to the questions regarding the UFC Ad.
WHAT IS THE RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF BERMUDA’S VIEW OF THE RECENT ADVERT PLACED BY CHURCH GROUP UNITED FOR CHANGE (UFC)?
Looking for a fun, safe, rainbow-friendly party this Wednesday, Cup Match Eve? Come and party with Bermuda’s LGBTTQQIA2S Community! Music by DJ Quiet Storm (Januari Gibbons). 10 PM to 3 AM at Muse Skybar, and admission is only $15!
Muse Skybar is located on Front Street across from the Ferry Terminal.