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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
A “silver lining” is a sign of hope in the face of adversity. Ten years ago, SLF was that sign of hope, a figment of the imagination of a group of young people, motivated to create a better society for LGBTQIA+ young people following the tragic death by suicide of a 16-year-old secondary school student who found it impossible to deal with the difficulties arising from his sexuality. A decade later, SLF has gone from an idea to a fully…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) offers warm regards and best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!
A “silver lining” is a sign of hope in the face of adversity. As we approach the dawn of another year, we are reminded that while the holidays are meant to be a time of love, togetherness and peace, this may unfortunately not be so for many persons in the LGBTQI+ community. Life continues to be challenging for so many of…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) joins the national community in mourning the loss of one of our pioneers in the local LGBTQIA+ community, Brandy Rodriguez. SLF would like to extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to her friends, family, and colleagues at this time. Her untimely passing leaves a huge void in our hearts as we take this moment to celebrate her life and work that has touched and transformed the lives of many in our community.
The Silver Lining Foundation’s Stronger Families programme aims to provide crisis support to young LGBTQI+ persons and their families. We are offering free services for a limited time to members of our community.
Sessions are confidential and will be facilitated by trained mental health professionals. Upon completion of this cycle, this project will continue as a paid long-term service.
Book your appointment today: firstname.lastname@example.org. Services commence on September 27th, 2021.
This cycle of Stronger Families is made possible by the…
Remarks by Founder & Executive Director of SLF, Mr Jeremy Edwards, at the launch of SLF’s National School Climate Study on Bullying & Gender-Based Violence in Secondary Schools 2019
August 25th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
Mr Sanjin Soldatic, Political Officer/Charge d’ Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Sue-Ann Bharat, Head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) and immediate past Head, Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, members of the Diplomatic Corps…