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ʽQueen of Bermuda’ highlighted by UK magazine

'Queen of Bermuda' Ms Sybil Barrington (aka Mark Anderson) leading the Bermuda contingent in the Pride Parade through London in 2011 (Photograph by Jeffery Porter)

The “Queen of Bermuda” stepped into the international spotlight after Mark Anderson, the man behind Sybil Barrington, was highlighted in a UK magazine.

Mr Anderson said he was “elated” to be profiled in the first issue of Forever with Pride magazine, released on Tuesday in celebration of Pride Month.

He said: “I was very much honoured to be selected as one of the first drag stars to be featured in the magazine.

“It was brought to my attention that the reason I was selected was because of my activism and everything I have done for Pride in Bermuda as a British colony.”

Mr Anderson used the article to highlight Bermuda’s progress on LGBTQ rights, along with the island’s beauty and culture.

He appealed to the public yesterday to join in the celebration of Pride Month and show support for LGBTQ people.

Mr Anderson added that he did not have any events planned for this month, but he would be supporting several of the island’s hotels to thank them for their support for human rights.

He said: “I will be going to Sunday brunch at several of the key hotels to show my appreciation, and I would encourage everyone from the LGBTQ community to join me.

“I intend to start with the Hamilton Princess this Sunday because they have been very supportive, as have the Green family, and I thought that it is right that we show them the love and support they have shown us.”

He added that he would also visit the The Loren, Coco Reef and the new St Regis for brunch.

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Published June 04, 2021 at 7:49 am (Updated June 04, 2021 at 7:43 am)

ʽQueen of Bermuda’ highlighted by UK magazine

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