600 to march in historic Pride Parade

| 29/07/2021 | 167 Comments
Cayman News Service
Noel Cayasso-Smith

(CNS): The premier, the governor, ministers and MLAs will join around 600 members of the public on Saturday when the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hosts the Cayman Islands’ debut Pride Parade. Noel Cayasso-Smith from the foundation said he was extremely proud to have been able to organise this historic event, and at 53 years old, he did not think he would ever see the day when Cayman would be able to embrace such an event, he told CNS. But with significant support from the authorities and across the private sector, he said he was excited that this dream was becoming a reality.

But the event is not without its controversy as Cayasso-Smith has rolled out some rules of the road for the parade itself to ensure that the foundation and the wider community will be proud of Cayman’s first Pride event.

Having the event during the COVID-19 pandemic means that those marching in the parade on Saturday afternoon must be fully vaccinated and the Pride Party afterwards will be limited to 1,000 people, as per social gathering regulations. Attendees at the party do not need to be vaccinated. The foundation has, however, imposed some additional requirements for participants in the parade.

Cayasso-Smith said the foundation is requesting that those participating in the parade do not consume alcohol along the route of some four kilometers, from Seven Mile Public Beach to Tillies at Palm Heights, where the Pride Party will be held. He is also asking people to wear t-shirts in celebration of LGBTQ equality as part of the parade and to refrain from excessive displays of affection. He said tutus, wings and all rainbow outfits would be welcomed but nudity would not be tolerated.

“All eyes will be on us and we are concerned that people are quick to label and we do not want to be seen as deviants,” he said. “The parade is about our fight for equality. As this is the first event, we want to take things slowly and look forward to future events where we hope we will have visitors from overseas.”

Cayasso-Smith explained that the rules were there to ensure that the wider community views the LGBTQ community with respect and understands that this event is about the fight for fairness and equality and not to deliberately provoke controversy.

The imposition of restrictions, especially on displays of affection, raised concerns from Colours Caribbean, the longstanding advocacy group that has been fundamental in the fight for equality for the LGBT community. The organisation said preventing couples from holding hands or hugging undermines the fundamental message of ‘Pride’.

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“Pride was born as an event for the LGBTQIA+ community to increase its visibility; that is from being a socially segregated group to stand high and promote itself with pride dignity and equality. Pride is the opposite of shame and social stigma, and to equate public display of love with indecency is shameful and only stigmatises LGBTQIA+ love. As ever, but more importantly this Saturday, Colours Caribbean fully endorses the public display of affection towards your romantic partner, regardless of your respective gender identity or sexual orientation,” a spokesperson for the group told CNS.

In a press release yesterday, Colours congratulated the Cayman LGBTQ foundation for organising the event, but raised concerns that the parade ‘rules’ had originated from government, a point Smith said was incorrect.

Confirming plans for the event and asking people to act with dignity to prove the naysayers wrong and dispel the myths about Pride, Cayasso-Smith told CNS that he was confident that the event would be a credit to Cayman’s LGBTQ community.

The event starts at 3pm at Seven Mile Public Beach. On arrival at Tillies before the revelry begins, Governor Martyn Roper, Premier Wayne Panton and PPM MLA Barbara Conolly (on behalf of the opposition leader, who is away) will delivery brief statements in support of the event.

See more details and Smith’s video explaining the rules here.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I still trying figure out WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE?? As i was made to understand THIS GROUP DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE MAJORITY. And lots did not even go near this parade.. What’s up with the story that some LGBQRSTU was not welcomed to walk???

  2. Anonymous says:

    The absolute state of some of the comments here and on the unsubstantiated gossip site.

    When you click on their Facebook profiles it’s generally white conservatives in the USA, religious zealots from Jamaica, or local bigots. A real heady mix of the cream of the human race.

    I’m not gay, and I didn’t attend. I fully support the people who participated though. Well done for emerging from a culture that’s often locked in the dark ages.

    Ignore the haters who are so angry about other people they take time out of their God fearing Christian ways to pray for inclement weather, or natural disasters. These same folk are blissfully unaware that many of the things they benefit from are delivered by gay people. Music concerts, dining out, health care, police assistance… guess what, there will be gay people in those areas. They also fail to realise that statistically, they will have gay family members and friends.

    Anyone who quotes the bible to support their foolishness, please just stop it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Weekend comments spree seems to be a lot like competition in who pushes out the most ignorant, mean, bigoted and hateful comments. A lot of those who took their sweet time to say something rude and inappropriate have not been active on social media otherwise. But they surely unhinged all the bitterness and dark thoughts they had that day. I expected some of it but the amount was quite frankly shocking. It’s scary enough to now know for a fact that a lot of those who we pass by every day have so much darkness in hearts.
      It was quite a revelation. Internalized homophobia was in full display. But hey, look closer to your environment. People who you called a lot of derogatory terms live nearby, you are talking to LGBTQ people daily, perhaps in your own households.
      Be nice. You don’t have to agree with anything. But at least have some manners and behavior. It’s ok to be straight. But homophobia just like racism and xenophobia are ugly and have no place in modern society. They both come from ignorance and lack of practical knowledge of life.
      Oh ! To whom it may concern. When pushing scripture at least learn how to spell basic words like Sodom. It’s not Sadam or Saddam. I mean… peace to all and God bless you 😉

  3. Anonymous says:

    OMG, what bigotry being typed anonymously! Live and let LIVE! Love IS Love!

    • Anonymous says:

      And you should practice as you preach.

      Love is Love, Live and Let Live****

      There is bigotry on all 3 sides of this issue.

      11.:39am, take a chill pill, opinions are opinions, every a@@#### has one, including you, I and the persons with whom you are so upset.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Tomorrow there will be many happy tears for finally being accepted in our own home. Cayman finally got caught up with the rest of the world. Applause!

    • Anonymous says:

      Not the rest of the world, perhaps the rest of your world.

      Don’t let facts get in your way when you attempt to slag-off Cayman which feeds and clothes a lot of you misfits that run here for economic refuge.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think you mean the enlightened world.

        You want to go somewhere to better perfect your homophobia, you could take refugee in many African countries.

        Cayman has gay people. Always had, always will. Your dinosaur views are on the way out, thankfully.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are certainly not “enlightened”.

          You are angry, misinformed and don’t have the ability to understand another other point of view other than your parroted script.

          You don’t even have the ability to read and comprehend what was written in the first place much less form an “enlightened” opinion.

          The poster was referring to economic refugees.

          Never wrote/said that these persons were gays.

          • Anonymous says:

            Not angry at all.

            The implication is that the only people happy about the pride parade were the economic refugees. That’s clearly not the case.

            Have a lovely day.

    • Anonymous says:

      I wept tears of joy. I am so proud of this island to finally have its first Pride parade

  5. Anonymous says:

    Clarification is needed on the definition of ‘public displays of affection’. Holding hands, hugging others in the parade, kissing? Surely the purpose of the parade is equality? You can do all those things elsewhere so why not in the parade? Not very equal to me.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am a 59 year old proud gay Caymanian. I lived abroad for many years and enjoyed Gay Pride in many different countries.
    Toronto Pride attracts people from all over the planet and it gets bigger each year. I honestly never thought I would see this day. If you are not gay it is hard to truly comprehend what I am feeling. I am so proud of everyone who made this day possible especially Nolly the organizer, Governor, and Premier. Tomorrow my soul will finally feel some peace. I urge all friends and family of the LGBT community to come out and cheer us on and celebrate with us. Love and pride for my beloved Cayman Islands!

  7. Kirstie Johnson says:

    Nolly I am so proud of the way you diplomatically handled the situation instead of trying to provoke or create controversy. We may not agree on everything but you are setting the right tune for future events. Well done my friend and continue to represent with class and dignity. Always take the high road. There are those in the community who recognize that we all have to exist with each-other and find a way to respect those who share different beliefs. As someone who upholds Christian values and have sat and spoke with you many times about my opinion, I am glad to say you present the LGBTQ+ very well. Thank you for embracing me as I have embraced you with respect and where we can agree to disagree, we have. We can crack a joke and speak of how far this country has come and the changes we have seen and how we can live together harmoniously thru respecting others. It is not an us versus them attitude. It is a humanity issue.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Will the Honourable Juliana O’connor Conolly be at the head of the parade carrying the flag? Be good exercise as well for her.

    • Anonymous says:

      Honourable? Surely you jest.

      • Anonymous says:

        Absolutely.. I jest with my tongue in cheek remark.

        Wouldn’t want her to burst into flames because of her hatred and bigotry.

    • Anonymous says:

      Pretty sure she is not eligible based on the rules. Perhaps Wayne would like to confirm?

    • anon against ignorance says:

      7.03am She should be complaining that they are not holding a parade in the Brac as well, with a route past her front door.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I do not support lewd and vulgar PDAs irrespective of the social event and since I am not obligated to, I stopped attending Batabano and Caymass. I do not boycott or disparage the events – to each his own; I simply find something else to do and avoid getting disgusted.

    • Al Catraz says:

      It’s amazing how many people have not figured out your simple formula for avoiding things which do not appeal to them.

      Kudos!

  10. Anonymous says:

    If this event is well received (ie tolerated) by the local folks, it could become a massive annual tourist draw.

    Couples with two incomes, typically no children, who love to spend, travel and party could be filling up the Kimpton in the future.

    Pride parades in Toronto, Sydney, San Francisco are huge tourist attractions.

    Gay Ski Week is by far the busiest week in Whistler after Christmas and March Break.

    We could be the only country in the Caribbean that is openly welcoming this market.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Why Barbara? Is Nolly trying to make her relevant again? Where is the Deputy Opposition Leader?

    Oh yeah, Joey doesn’t want to be seen in these things..

    • Anonymous says:

      I had to laugh the biggest laugh when I saw her there. Hetero presenting people who have heard her talk about gays when she thought no one gay was listening know what I mean.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The anti gay marriage comments below are no different to saying whites shouldn’t marry, or blacks shouldn’t be allowed to marry, or Americans or Jamaicans can’t marry or have a relationship with someone, or deciding any other rules by any other socioeconomic or racial or demographic determination. Truly shocking how some caymanians are anti homesuxuallty. Grow up.

  13. Anon says:

    Brilliant. All vaccinated, representing a modern cayman and helping this tiny island get global respect by being inclusive and tolerating. Now we just need to teach the bigots to drive, indicate, and get them vaccinated. Welll done cayman. Closer to being a developed country.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thats why you are here right? helping us develop? wait until the race baiting pics up, all you pale skin folks will have to give up your privilege :-))) and your creations will hopefully follow you back to whatever “developed” paradise you were dragged to Cayman from :-))) some of you lot are laughable in the worst way.

      • anon against ignorance says:

        2.56pm You were certainly caught on the hook, but then you are of course in no way racist, just ignorant.

  14. anonymous says:

    Am I reading this right? “You don’t see how black a d whites can marry”?

    I hope you don’t live in Cayman with your ridiculous raxist mindset.

    What’s the difference between a black person and a white person besides the color of their skin?!

    I feel sorry for you being so judgmental.

  15. Caymanian by generation says:

    Will the same restrictions about nudity be imposed upon the “Carnival” style parade that is so popular? The one With half naked drunk people?

  16. Anonymous says:

    I guess you are learning something good from your Jamaican neighbours…

    In 2015, Jamaica held its first LGBT Pride celebrations, known as PRIDEJA, a week-long event used to highlight the island’s efforts to tackle discrimination and hate against the LGBT community.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Gay Caymanians are not some “new phenomenon”, they’ve been here all along. As a matter of fact, for a small island, we actually have A LOT of gay residents. Every Caymanian family has gay family members without a doubt. So don’t act like this is some new, intrusive thing.. And yes everyone has the right to their own opinion, so if you don’t like it, just don’t go.

    • Anonymous says:

      I happen to know sometimes the gay family members are their spouses. Have seen it quite a few times.
      I don’t know what a lot of them are afraid of. Maybe they think their husbands are going to leave them for a man?

    • born&raisedbobo says:

      I appear to be the straightest Caymanian womanizer you’d ever meet.

      But I’m also bisexual.

      Very, very few people in Cayman can comprehend that.. lol. “oh noo you love man”.. no, I happen to love humans.

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Exactly; just like Pirate’s Week or Batabano. You don’t like it, stay home or go somewhere else. I can’t imagine trying to curtail the enjoyment and celebration of people united in equality.

      602.

    • anon says:

      4.48pm I find your comments interesting, so Premier Panton,Franz Manderson, McKeeva Bush, all our Ministers (including Ju Ju) and all our M.P.’s have gay relatives. I never realised that!.

    • Anonymous says:

      Speak for your own family,not mine

  18. Anonymous says:

    Who cares.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Importantly, no gayness will be permitted.

  20. Anonymous says:

    The bible speaks about on equal yoked, meaning blacks an whites. But who cares any more.some of these blacks and whites that are married are against LGBQT, years ago they were not allowed to marry either.

    • Anonymous says:

      Being unequally yoked (biblically) has nothing to do with the colour of one’s skin; it is a spiritual matter and concerns a person’s heart’s leaning towards God.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Look all the folks onboard since Queen told us to do it.

  22. Anonymous says:

    It’s 2021 – most people are fine with people being gay, it’s not a new thing anymore, so why do we need a special parade to make a big deal about it?

    • Anonymous says:

      My point in case just below!

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a new thing for many in Cayman, and there are still those in the community who would refuse people their rights and victimise them for being gay. I think this is an important milestone in acceptance and kindness and reflects well on Cayman

      • Anonymous says:

        But does a parade in celebration of a change of laws that was enforced by the crown and not locally put into action using the devolved powers for local law really a celebration of achievement of acceptance?

        • Anonymous says:

          Not passing the civil partnership
          law was directly ignoring the court ruling. It was to be done whether a lot of you like it or not. It was explained numerous times.
          Do you even know the whole story or do you selectively hear what you want to hear imagining the rest?
          At least make an effort to find out what the whole situation was, before putting in your two cents.

    • Anonymous says:

      Indeed, it’s the whole flamboyant, in your face aspect that puts me off.

      I’ve come to accept it even though I don’t agree with it however exposing children to this alternative lifestyle is irresponsible.

      • Anon says:

        You need to be educated

        • Anonymous says:

          Some people rather see endless drama, violence etc on TV, or heterosexuals almost literally trying to swallow each other but the moment gay people hold hands those mentioned above start screaming about agendas, pushing lifestyles, shoving lifestyles down the throat and what not. They have a whole vocabulary selected.
          Go figure priorities there…

      • Anonymous says:

        The most disgusting behaviour I’ve seen is at Batabano and CayMas, which also involved children.

      • Anonymous says:

        4:57 you are an idiot plain and simple.

      • Anonymous says:

        I totally agree with you. I really do want my boys to be exposed to these things. I will never accept them if they become gay

        • Anonymous says:

          Your loss.
          I’m sure they won’t miss you, if you can’t love them for who they are.

        • Anonymous says:

          Sad to hear a mother wish her children a life of unhappiness just so she may tolerate them. My boys can grow up to be straight or gay and I would never in a billion trillion years have anything other than more love for them possible. My heart aches for your kids.

        • Anonymous says:

          One of the most shameful things any parent can say. But guess what. In my 40 plus years of being gay, I noticed all the big homophobes I have met, and those are a lot, have some big revelations waiting for them down the line. Be careful who you hate. For real, it can be someone you love.

        • Anonymous says:

          Wow 11:35 you are a sad case. I’m straight, but if any of my 3 young daughters were to be gay, I can care less. Self respect, integrity, and happiness is all I wish for them. Your comment, and those who feel the same, are destructive. In reality, you are the ones “hiding in the closet”. You don’t want anyone to see your single-minded hatred.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are a disgusting human being and an unfit parent. I feel sorry for your children to have a parent who only loves them consitionally

        • Anonymous says:

          What an awful thing for a parent to say. Shame on you

          • Anon says:

            Shame on you for trying to tell someone how to parent. This is the problem with the LGBTQIalmnop etc…they not only want to live the life they want everyone in society to accept it as normal and to teach children that it is normal. I will teach my children to respect everyone but I will never allow my children to be taught this is “normal”. Male is male, female is female and no amount of wishing and hoping can change biology. Use common sense people, even if you are not religious!

            • Anonymous says:

              Education on the subject can do you a lot of good. The less people know the more they think they do. I have noticed homophobes have coming out stories waiting for them down the line. Regardless how you feel about it.
              Karma doesn’t sleep. 😉

      • Anonymous says:

        I brought my children to the parade and was proud to do so. To expose them at such a young age that love is love, no matter who you love is what parents are supposed to do. To teach them that if they are gay themselves, they know they don’t have to hide it and be ashamed. Teaching them that having diversity and inclusion makes the world a happier and better place.

        • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

          Respect. That is what parents should do — teach their children love, respect and tolerance. Well done.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was illegal until recently, that’s the difference! When cayman has 20 years of people not being offended by gays kissing in public like most countries you can comment again. Until then get some perspective.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because it’s not about you?

  23. Anonymous says:

    Confusing our future generation of beloved children with this. How come? Why all the promotional hype? Nothing at all to glorify.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh for crying out loud. I moved to Cayman in the 90s during the furore over the “gay cruise ship” and the fear that “they would be recruiting our children in the streets”.

      Have we really not moved on since then?

      Hopefully these attitudes eventually die out. My Caymanian kids can’t fathom why gay marriage might be illegal.

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Oh yes, so confusing. Look kids! All manner of eclectic humans, a whole potpourri of them! Why, there are bitter, scowling folks…. nobody knows exactly why they are scowling, but pity them. They are unhappy. If you can make them smile, you’ve done a good thing. There are laughing people who appear to be having a lot of fun, and gosh! Some of them appear to have a good sense of fashion! Now, we don’t want to turn into clothes horses, do we? NO we don’t, however a good sense of color and understanding of fabrics never hurt anyone.

      Guess what kids?? These are all Caymanians and residents of our quaint little island. If you see someone acting like a thug or robbing someone, report them, but otherwise, we’re all in this business together, and remember your Bible, remember? John 13:34? Where Jesus told us to love one another. This is what he meant. No judgement.

    • Anonymous says:

      If your children are confused by this, then they probably are already gay.

    • Anonymous says:

      How could it possibly confuse them? It opens their minds to the fact that there are many options within the spectrum of being human and they don’t have to feel they have to hide who they are or not accept others for being themselves.
      The world could do with a lot more celebrations of love and togetherness, regardless of sexual orientation

  24. Woke Cayman says:

    Tsk, tsk, straight (white) males have all the privilege, don’t you know.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Roy is “away”. On essential travel? Or just an excuse because he doesn’t want to be seen supporting LGBTQ?

  26. Um... says:

    Two years ago I bought a rainbow striped umbrella from Ryman’s in the US. I love it, but daren’t use in as it get mistaken for a political statement!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Will JuJu be in attendance?

  28. Anonymous says:

    Will there be a corresponding march held on Cayman Brac?

  29. Anonymous says:

    When is the straight pride parade? Oh wait, that would be considered bigoted I guess.

    • Anonymous says:

      And also unnecessary…

    • Anonymous says:

      You stupid a$$ hat, that would be Caymas and Batabano. Yet they do not have the same rules about grinding and showing your bits. LMAO

    • Anonymous says:

      There is no straight pride parade for the same reason there is no soup kitchen for the rich. This is not so difficult to figure out, since you try to be smart. Just be thankful you don’t need a straight pride parade and you don’t need to consistently deal with bigotry and discrimination.
      Thank God times have been changing.

      • Anon says:

        Best comment so far!

      • Woke Cayman says:

        Not the point. Person asked a fair question. There should be equality for all, in all things. If you’re going to allow All Black Colleges for example, you should allow All White colleges, and/or All Asian Colleges as well.

        • Responder says:

          All black colleges exist because black people were historically not allowed to attend the colleges established by whites. In a perfect world they would never be needed.
          The Negro baseball leagues were formed for the same reason.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are not thinking. Again. Noone needs a straight pride because heterosexuals are not being discriminated against on the grounds of sexual orientation, not being bullied, frowned upon, promised hell, fire and brimstone for who they are, denied marriage with all rights and obligations coming out of it etc etc etc. What do you have to march about? The fact that hundreds of dumb and offensive comments on social media are not directed at you? About the fact you are not discriminated against for being straight?
          Just he happy you don’t have to deal with discrimination daily and explain to the ones whose ears do not appear to work that water is wet.
          No need to pull every blanket on yourself. Any more questions?

      • Anonymous says:

        They’d have a tough time discriminating against the straight, lets be honest.

      • Anonymous says:

        4:14 can I give you a hug please?

    • Ano says:

      It’s called Caymas

    • Responder says:

      Where is the history of being discriminated against and being treated like second class citizens?
      Straight people have never had to face these issues due to being straight and have never needed to fear displaying their straightness.

  30. Anonymous says:

    We give a month for gay pride and one day for veterans.

  31. Anonymous says:

    It seems that Colours and the LGBTQ Foundation have different ideas on what types of displays of affection are permitted. Noel says “excessive” PDA is not allowed but Colours is concerned that people are being banned from hugging or holding hands. I wouldn’t consider either of those acts “excessive.”

    It seems unlikely to me that anyone will be kicked out of the parade for simply hugging or holding hands, but I suppose we will see. That’s up to the parade organizers though, since those are the rules mandated by them.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Well, Cayasso-Smith, this is more than your PPM government did, to acknowledge LGBTQ.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nolly, no alcohol?

      Now I know you are dreaming, and for that I applaud you.

      There will be that and much higher level “stuff” along the entire way.

      This is a celebration on many fronts!

  33. Anonymous says:

    So sorry I can’t be in attendance to cheer you on!
    Will be there in spirit and it’s about BLOODY TIME!
    Cayman needs to get it’s head out if its arse and stop being so antiquated.
    There are LGBTQ in every family, you need to embrace them and show support!

    • Woke Cayman says:

      Sure, one of my siblings is gay and we love our sibling to no end. Does our sibling need a special parade though? No. My sibling is treated the same as everyone else. Same with my sibling’s spouse. No better no worse. Why classify people by their sexual orientation, colour, belief, etc? Classify them by their deeds, and their actions…

      • Gorge says:

        Today’s best comment!

      • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

        What are you so angry about, Woke? Nobody is trying to coerce you into joining the event.

        It is celebration of a historic change in legislation and equality. Long overdue.

        If people of a myriad of demographics choose to gather together to celebrate this, why does it affect you? Are you as demonstrative against the other parades?

      • Anonymous says:

        They get a parade because they want to celebrate something that they all share and which directly affects their life experiences.

        This is like complaining when a country celebrates it’s independence: “Why classify people by nationality?” See how dumb that sounds?

        Various groups come together to have special celebrations all the time, this is nothing new, but for some reason, when it’s about sexuality somehow it’s pointless and unnecessary.

      • Foster says:

        @2:59 pm 100% agreed! Just be and let be and no special treatment or acknowledgements/Parades for ANYONE! Why be celebrated if you want to be treated as equal?

  34. JTB says:

    ‘Adam and Steve’ incoming in 5, 4, 3, …

  35. Anonymous says:

    Ok.. if they can touch and grind it will be pure bacchanal when carnival day reach

    • Woke Cayman says:

      They ought to be allowed to do the same as everyone else in every Cayman Island parade. Same rules for all…

  36. Anonymous says:

    Roughly 1% of the population? Sounds about right.

    • Anonymous says:

      And yet that’s just the marching. Spectators will make up the majority of the attendance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah the 1% of Cayman who aren’t bigoted morons, that’s about right.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not because some people don’t agree with you mean that they are bigoted morons.

        Take a chill pill and just “live and let live”.

        “Opinions are opinions” just like “love is love”.

        • Anonymous says:

          I get it. I too don’t see why black and whites can marry. I don’t have any issue with them but they shouldn’t do it in public nor have their marriage be recognized.

          • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

            Black and whites can marry. It’s not up to you. It’s none of your business. It’s none of your business who loves whom. Now, finally, it is law that it is none of your or my business.

            • Anonymous says:

              That’s the posters point… you don’t chose to be a colour and you don’t get to chose to be gay or straight. Baby we are all born the way we are born. Live your truths and try to be the best person to yourself and the world. Thats all.

              • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

                Then they should have said “can’t marry”. I agree with your point. I know that I never “chose” to be hetero. I just knew what I liked. I believe it is the same for everyone. Every. single. person.

                • Anonymous says:

                  No, it was said perfectly. Describing the fact that back in the day it was illegal for black people to marry white people just like people would like to keep a legal aged adult from marrying another legal aged adult.

                  • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

                    Okeydoke. As long as we’re on the same page and talking instead of insulting, it’s all good.

                    I didn’t understand what they were trying to say. Thanks for the assist.

          • Anonymous says:

            Sarcasm with absolutely no logic.

            You don’t get to choose the colour of your skin.

            For many of us, a “gay” lifestyle is an economic choice, whether you like it or not.

            Speaking from years of experience.

            • Anonymous says:

              You don’t get to chose being gay. If you don’t get that then you don’t get OPs point either. You are not really gay if you think it is a choice.

              • Anonymous says:

                Your reply displays your ignorance

                The gay community is quite diverse

                Not all of us think like you

                And you certainly don’t speak for me

      • Anonymous says:

        Typical expat mindset about us.

      • Anonymous says:

        Please go back home and do as you please. Not here.

        • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

          You really believe that LGBT haven’t always been among us, born Caymanians?

          Simple question: Should all citizens be equal in the eyes of the law? If you said “yes”, then you are onboard with the change in legislation. If you said “no”, you might require some serious introspection to discover the basis of your prejudice.

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