SLF x TTFF: “My Maxi”

Official Synopsis: “Marcus is inspired to seek a closer relationship with his outspoken mother and oblivious father. He makes several attempts to reach them during their daily routine, looking for the right opportunity to have a needed but casual chat about his sexual orientation and journey of self-identity. Eventually, he musters the courage and has a breakthrough. However, things take a turn when his over-enthusiastic father takes his new relationship with his son to a whole other level.” Starring:Deborah MaillardSean…

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SLF x TTFF2022

📣 SOMETHING EXCITING IS COMING! 📣 Commissioned as part of our “CSE? Say Less!” campaign, championing comprehensive sex education, “My Maxi” is up for consideration by the 2022 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in not just one but TWO categories:  🏆 Best Film as Decided by a Youth Jury 🏆 Best Trinidad & Tobago Film Directed by Andrei Pierre, this short film tells the story of Marcus, who becomes inspired to #ConvertHurt and build #StrongerFamilies by talking about his sexual…

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Join our Peer Support Network!

Are you or anyone you know an LGBTQI+ person between the age of 15 and 21 and would like to become a peer mentor? This Pride, The Silver Lining Foundation is pleased to launch our newest project: the Peer Support Network, a programme seeking to empower young LGBTQIA+ people through a series of workshops to bring resolution to their own issues in a safe space with their peers by removing the stigma and isolation that young people may feel. The…

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Father’s Day 2022

June can be a celebratory month for LGBTQIA+ parents. On top of Pride, which reminds us of our community history and acts as a renewed call for continued support, Father’s Day is also a time to call for greater inclusion and awareness of diverse families. It is a time for us to acknowledge the father figures in our lives and the evolving role of fathers everywhere. Parenthood is something that may feel like a foreign concept to some LGBTQIA+ people,…

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Happy Pride 2022!

June is celebrated globally as Pride Month, a month dedicated to togetherness, reflection and a celebration of achievements in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality and inclusion. Birthed as a response to years of discrimination, inequality and injustice, Pride is, by virtue, an act of resistance against discrimination and violence towards LGBTQIA+ people by way of celebrating our existence. Globally, the past few decades have ushered in some progress in the pursuit of equality and recognition of LGBTQIA+ rights, thanks largely…

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IDAHOBIT 2022: “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), observed annually on May 17th, is a day that raises awareness of the continued discrimination of LGTBQIA+ communities across the globe and calls for acceptance, inclusion and protection. IDAHOBIT coincides with the World Health Organisation’s removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the International Classification of Diseases in 1990 and is commemorated to raise awareness of the violations of human rights and to advocate for equitable, sustainable and inclusive policy-making…

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MEDIA RELEASE – SLF Advocates for School Climate Reform, Restorative Justice and Stronger Support Systems Amidst Increased Incidents of School Violence

For Immediate Release April 26th, 2022 CONTACT – Jeremy Steffan Edwards, Executive Director | 1-868-470-1967 CHAGUANAS (April 26th, 2022) – The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) notes, with concern, growing incidents of school violence. Sadly, these incidents are not new. Young people have always reached out to us, recounting incidents of daily taunts, derogatory name-calling, cyberbullying and even physical attacks from their peers and, in some cases, from their own parents and loved ones. Our schools, once a place that celebrated…

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Day of Silence – Stories Break Silence

The “Day of Silence” is a commemorative day that brings attention to discriminatory words and actions against LGBTQI+ people. Organised annually by students across the world, this silent protest is an activity where people stand in solidarity to bring attention to the silencing effect that bullying and harassment have on LGBTQI+ people.  As we continue to celebrate 10 years of support, education and advocacy, we look back at our first commemoration of Day of Silence in 2012. As our very…

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Trans Day of Visibility

Author: Sarikha Bispath Editor: Earl AJ Edmund Today, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, we recognize and celebrate the relentless resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community.  Commemorated annually on March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people.  On this day, we celebrate and uplift trans and gender non-conforming people and advocate for more inclusion and protected rights for them in efforts to create a safe and equal society.…

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#BreakTheBias – IWD 2022

Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is designed to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. IWD is not just a celebration of womanhood; it is also about acknowledging all efforts to break glass ceilings and promote gender equality.  Gender equality is a human rights issue that affects us all. This year’s IWD theme, #BreakTheBias, provides a unified direction to guide collective action and mobilize efforts to create a truly gender-equal world, one that is…

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