One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson has condemned threats on social media made against members of the LGBTQ community, with an appeal to members of the public to help police track down the offenders.

In the lead up to Bermuda’s first-ever gay pride parade on August 31, Senator Robinson said: “Regardless of how you feel, it is not acceptable to make threats like this.

“Members of the LGBTQ community should be free to express themselves without having to face that kind of hostility. It reflects badly on us a people that we cannot be tolerant of others.

“I would urge the public to assist the police in their investigations and would ask that the Government also condemns these threats.”

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley has gone on record saying: “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.”