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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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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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Recover Better for Human Rights Day 2020


This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination. 10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of…

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World Aids Day 2020


Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Each World AIDS Day focuses on a specific theme, which this year will be Global solidarity, shared responsibility. This year’s theme joins a growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day has alerted people to globally. “In an interview with the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday in…

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