BPS Represents & Supports All Aspects of Our Diverse Communities

Fri, 2019-06-21

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) have confirmed they are in dialogue with OutBermuda to support Bermuda’s first parade to celebrate Gay Pride this summer.

The Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley saying: “The BPS represents and supports all aspects of our diverse communities and we want to be alongside LGBTQ people to celebrate their identity and have confidence that their police service is there when they have need.

We have many in Bermuda, particularly young people, who may feel alone or isolated due to their sexual orientation or are subject to hateful comments or actions.

This is not right and all communities deserve respect and equality.

The Pride Parade can help change attitudes and is a celebration of the progress that LGBTQ communities have made all over the world.

I am also aware of a minority of social media comments currently in circulation that threaten or suggest violence towards the LGBTQ community.

We are now investigating these posts and action will be taken against those responsible.”