Ellen DeGeneres announced over Twitter that she has canceled her trip to Bermuda after legislation passed re-bans gay and lesbian marriage. She wrote to over 77 million followers: “Bermuda just banned marriage equality. I guess I’m canceling my trip. Anybody else?”
Apparently the answer is ‘yes’—over 2.4k retweeted it with over 13k likes.
DeGeneres also is encouraging marriage-equality supporters to donate to a crowd-funding campaign to legally fight the legislation.
MP Jeff Baron responded, tweeting: “Bermuda didn’t. The Bermuda Government did. As a member of Bermuda’s Parliament who fought FOR marriage equality I stand with thousands of Bermudians who will keep fighting for equality for all. And we will win.”
OutTraveler reached out to Bermuda Tourism, and we received this message from Kevin Dallas, the CEO of Bermuda Tourism Industry.
“Bermuda has a well-earned reputation as a warm, friendly and welcoming destination. Out here we believe in the transformative power of travel and the cultural exchanges it inspires between visitors to a destination and the people who live there. We hope all travellers to Bermuda, including LGBT visitors, will continue to believe in and experience this important exchange.”
This isn't the first time that DeGeneres has publically boycotted something in the LGBT tourism space—she still won't book a room at a Dorchester Collection member.
Do you think a boycott is in order, or should the LGBT community continue to support the island’s local queer community?