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Happy New Year from SLF!

Happy New Year from SLF!


As we approach the dawn of a new year, we take a moment to pause and reflect on the past year even as we weigh the joy of expectations for what is to come. Traditionally, during this time our hearts are filled with joy and anticipation looking towards the future. Often this is done with renewed strength, hope and optimism. As the final curtain falls on 2020, we understand that many are left with uprooted plans, unfulfilled dreams and unpleasant…

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Talk Yuh Talk: LGBTI Policy Agenda 2.0


The Alliance for Justice and Diversity is a social justice coalition of organisations led by Trinidad and Tobago’s LGBTI+ civil society organisations (CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice, Friends for Life, I Am One, The Silver Lining Foundation, Transgender Coalition of T&T, Women’s Caucus of T&T, and WOMANTRA). In addition to issues related to sexuality and gender identity, these organisations work together to prevent gender-based violence, strengthen school safety, improve policing, and champion protection against discrimination based on age, health conditions,…

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GrenCHAP Diversity & Togetherness Panel


Join us and a few of our friends over at GrenCHAP tomorrow for an insightful and important virtual discussion on mobilising our collective efforts to achieve the rights we deserve across the Caribbean. Our very own Earl Edmund will sit on this panel and give our thoughts on why we must work together to achieve this goal. ?️: Thursday October 29th, 2020 ?: 6:30 pm ?: GrenCHAP‘s Facebook page Tune in!…

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Your New Normal, Our New Normal


With the reopening of schools, albeit in a different mode of learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) takes this opportunity to extend best wishes to all students, parents, educators and education stakeholders for a successful new academic year. Life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a challenge for a lot of educators, parents and children. Given the difficulties of the situation across the globe, authorities should definitely assess the educational, public health and socio-economic factors, in…

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Statement – Passing of Leah Gordon


The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) joins the national community in mourning the passing of Leah Gordon. ?: Roger Jacob, courtesy T&T Newsday Leah was a fierce soul, emboldened with a spirit and a deep-rooted commitment to furthering the empowerment of women and the LGBTQI+ community. Leah was a dancer, a true artist and a powerful advocate, the epitome of the words “courageous”, “empowering” and “bold”. No words or emotion fully conveys the sadness and grief we all share over the…

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SLF Condemns “Real Woman” Remark


The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) is, once again, calling on all political candidates, party representatives and public officials to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, befitting to all our citizens. SLF makes this call in reference to the recent statement made on a political platform, calling on constituents to vote for a “real woman”, which we strongly condemn.  While SLF understands that our political landscape often lends itself to “picong” and colourful vocabulary by our politicians, we call on the…

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#RaiseTheFlag


“To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.”  These were the last words written by Sarah Hegazi before taking her own life.   Middle Eastern laws that criminalise “sexual deviance” and “debauchery” together with Egyptian president Abdel Fatah Al-Sissi’s clampdown on free expression have been used to target and arrest queer persons. After her arrest for raising a pride flag at a concert in Cairo, Hegazi was allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted. She sought asylum in Canada, where her trauma reached its peak.  And across space and…

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Vision 2020 – A New Pride


Pride month is a time for queer celebration and visibility. Though it may have become synonymous with parades and festivals, we must not forget the origin of Pride: resistance. Pride is, at its core, an opportunity to remember the LGBTQ+ pioneers who came before us, and to continue their work fighting all forms of oppression. Pride was born out of a need to resist the oppression that LGBTQ+ people faced. It was common for the New York Police Department (NYPD)…

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Statement – Re: Passing of Barry Ragoo


The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Barry Ragoo of Chagauans, who is being laid to rest today, December 12th, after tragically taking his own life. Barry, a devout Hindu, was full of life. His friends describe him as “always smiling”. He had a bright future ahead of him; now, we grieve the loss of this gifted young man with his peers, friends and family. There is no single cause for suicide; persons who…

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MEDIA RELEASE: SLF REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY FOR ALL ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY


DEC 8TH, 2019 | CHARLIEVILLE – #HumanRightsDay is observed annually on December 10th to commemorate the adoption of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. Human rights gain new meaning every day when injustice and inequality defines a person’s reality. The simple freedoms and privileges that many people take for granted, such as the right to an education free from discrimination and access to medical resources are not always equally available to all Trinbagonians.…

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