Friday the 30th of August 2019
Pride kicks off with a panel discussion at the Hamilton Princess on the evening of Friday the 30th of August. The title is “Free to be me: Expressing LGBTQI+ identities against a legacy of colonialism.”
Sodomy laws were not unique to Bermuda, but a mainstay of British colonial order. This seminar will explore how colonial era laws have impacted the expression of LGBTQI+ identities in the British Commonwealth Caribbean, in particular Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago (four Caribbean countries that have now held Pride parades).
Four presenters from these four countries are coming to speak:
- Jaevion Nelson, Executive Director of F-FLAG, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays;
- Ro-Ann Mohommad, Co-founder of B-GLAD, Barbados – Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals against Discrimination, and organizer of Barbados’ LGBTQI Pride;
- Rudolph (Rudy) Hanamji, Chair of Pride Trinidad & Tobago; and
- Dr. Natassia Rambarran, Public Health Advocate at SASOD, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Guyana.
This is a free event. Space is limited.
Saturday the 31st of August
A community celebration will be held in Victoria Park on Saturday the 31st of August 2019 from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
The park will open at 9:00am and the day will start with a 9:30am yoga session by FusionWorks with Marcia (bring your own mat).
At 10:15am Joy Barnum will provide a live vocal performance, followed by an opening speech and moment of silence for members of the community we have lost along the way.
At 10:45am, everyone will be asked to assemble for the parade through the city for an 11:00am start until 12:30pm.
The celebrations will continue at Victoria Park from 12:30pm until 7:00pm where we will enjoy live entertainment from: Anomi Amaya Deveroux, Chrissy Dior, Denzel Amos, Elizer Olander, Joy Barnum, Lotus, Melodies and Mimosas, Mia Williams, Mike Hind, Nkosi, Roderick Ferguson, The Queen of Bermuda Ms Sybil Barrington, Tiffany Paynter, Wine Women & Song and Zebra Kidd.
Our emcees for the day are father and son, Edward Christopher and Jonathan Christopher; and our deejays for the day are Dizzle the DJ, DJ Felix and DJ L.A.
Victoria Park is wheelchair accessible. Thanks to a generous private donor, we are pleased to confirm limited availability for our elderly and disabled supporters on the train which will follow the parade. To reserve a place on the train please click here.
Please be advised that dogs are not allowed in Victoria Park.
Pride to promote environmental awareness. Please do not bring single use plastics to the park. This includes balloons. Hydration stations (for refilling reusable water bottles) are available in Victoria Park and along the parade route (see map).
Partner Pride Events
We are delighted to announce the following Partner Events. Please save the date as more information will be supplied soon.
Thursday the 29th of August
PechaKucha Bermuda Volume 27: PRIDE Edition
19.00 – 22.00
Traffic advisory. Please be advised that there will be some areas of restricted street parking along the parade route before and during the parade, starting at 6:00am. This is to accommodate the vehicles used in the parade and reduce damage to personal vehicles. All street parking will be accessible after the parade passes. Cones, barriers and signage will be in place.
Traffic will only be stopped along roads when the parade passes. This is called a ‘rolling traffic stop’, and seeks to minimize disruptions to traffic flow and access for motorists in the City.
No. 1 and No. 5 parking lots will remain open however you may experience a delay entering and exiting those parking lots when the parade is passing along Front Street.
The not so small print.
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