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Happy Pride!


Pride Month means many things to different people. Pride is a feeling, a way of life. Pride is a time to remember not only the reasons for our existence but also a time to remember those who we’ve helped along the way. Pride is also a time to memorialize those who we have lost on the way. This month, we celebrate and remember members of our community, like Colin Robinson and Marc Anthony Singh/Maria Venus Raj. Pride Month is a…

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Happy Pansexual Visibility Day!


Pan erasure can occur due to a lack of understanding, misconceptions, and/or the desire to enforce strict binaries (e.g., gay or straight). As a result of this, many pan-identifying folks may feel alienated both in heteronormative society and in queer spaces. But pan people are real, visible and here to stay.   Happy Pansexual Visibility Day 2021! ❤️💛💙…

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IDAHOBIT 2021: Together: Resisting, Supporting and Healing


Written by: Shaian Albert The COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, continues to ravage across multiple countries, including ours, exacerbating conditions of violence, exclusion and discrimination towards the most vulnerable groups and communities. LGBTQI+ individuals have experienced amplified levels of institutional discrimination, violence and bullying. Exclusion from proper health care, housing, education and financial aid have been some areas in which individuals identifying as LGBTQI+ continue to be stigmatized within various states. Lockdown measures have fuelled instances of abuse of LGBTQI+ teens at…

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Rush Casting Call!


AD CASTING | LGBTQIA SOCIAL MEDIA PSA Executive Producer: The Silver Lining Foundation Seeking: M/F + Non binary Actors, Models, 20 – 55 y/o (See character breakdown) For: Commercial/Advertisement Working Title: LGBTQIA Social Media PSA Logline: A queer son tries to handle his overzealous father who misses the mark when it comes to his support of him. Character Breakdown: SON: Male, Early 20’s, Mixed Race, Dark Skinned, Somewhat AthleticFATHER: Male, Late 40’s- Mid 50’s, Medium Build, Working Class, Rough around the edges. A typical cis gendered middle…

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Dear Colin…


The Silver Lining Foundation (SLFTT) celebrates the life of our friend and colleague, Colin Robinson. Like many others, no amount of preparation could have made us ready to say goodbye and truly, we are still not ready. His passing leaves us saddened and heartbroken. No words or emotion fully conveys the sadness and grief we all share over this loss. We extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this time. Colin epitomized passion in…

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International Women’s Day Walkout.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1.03.2021 Contact: Asiya MohammedPhone: (868) 721 9852Email: asiya@conflictwomen.com INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WALKOUT #WalkoutForWomen Port of Spain: The violent murders of 18 year-old Ashanti Riley and 23 year-old Andrea Bharatt has brought Trinidad and Tobago to a tipping-point of social action and demands for justice. Ordinary citizens across the country have led protests, marches, rallies, motorcades, strikes, and candle light vigils over the past weeks, demonstrating the type of courage that isrequired by our leaders in this time…

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Nine Years Ago


Nine years ago, The Silver Lining Foundation (SLFTT) staked a claim to protect the lives of young LGBTQI+ people, to empower them and shield them from navigating the world feeling afraid or alone. We committed ourselves to triangulate support, education and advocacy to protect young, queer people. Our mandate to support young people struggling with mental health issues, to educate and sensitise people to the myths and misconceptions of queer existence and to advocate for the development and upkeep of…

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Women and Girls have a right to be safe.


Written by Dr Gabrielle Jamela Hosein / Facebook. Republished with permission. Tamika Griffith. 16. Shot in the head while being shown a gun. Rest In Peace.But more generally, and in reference to this time in Trinidad and Tobago, whatever the circumstances and context, there are some basics to know. Women are not being harassed, raped, threatened and killed in these numbers by other women. Male violence, the use of violence and sexual violence against women and girls, and the threat…

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