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Celebrating a Decade of Support, Education and Advocacy


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…

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Happy Holidays!


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…

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Dear Brandy…


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. Brandy was…

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Free Counselling Services Available!


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: slfttoutreach@gmail.com. Services commence on September 27th, 2021. This cycle of Stronger Families is made possible by the…

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Speech by Executive Director – Launch of 2019 Survey Report


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…

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2019 National School Climate Survey Report


TRINIDAD & TOBAGO NATIONAL SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY REPORT 2019: BULLYING AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS The 2019 Bullying & Gender-Based Violence in Secondary Schools Survey Report is a follow up study to our 2016 study of the same name. Following approval by the Ministry of Education, SLF – in collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network Trinidad & Tobago (ASPnet) – 2,284 students from 39 schools across Trinidad and Tobago participated in the study, a sample size 3.5…

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Save The Date! – National School Climate Study Report Launch


The Silver Lining Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our Trinidad & Tobago National School Climate Survey 2019! An SLF-led project by A Sexual Culture of Justice, this survey assessed the impact of various factors as predictors of bullying perpetration and victimization, including attitudes towards LGBT+ persons and exposure to school rules and personal safety. Ultimately, this survey seeks to outline recommendations for reforming school climate to one that fosters mutual respect, willingness to help, a clear understanding…

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Submission to the Joint Select Committee: National Security- Safety & Concerns of Citizens


On June 18, 2021 the Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) submitted its recommendations to the Joint Select Committee (JSC) for the safety and concerns of citizens following the Ministry of National Security’s call for submissions from the public and relevant stakeholders regarding the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). The SLF highlighted in its submission a list of concerns and recommendations on various issues that we believe are in the interest of safety and security of all citizens.…

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Let’s Get Better Together: IG Live!


July is Trinidad and Tobago’s local #Pride month 🏳️‍🌈, and against the backdrop of COVID-19, we are reminded that many members of our community are experiencing increased hardships with regards to their physical and mental health, economic livelihoods and personal safety under this pandemic. ‘Building Stronger Families: Let’s Get Better Together!’ is an opportunity to connect and discuss ways we can best support ourselves and each other. Join us on Instagram Live (@silverliningtt) Wednesday 21st July at 7:30 pm as…

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CSE? #SayLess! WE’RE LIVE!


🤩 IT’S HERE! 🤩 With our partners at The Family Planning Association of Trinidad & Tobago, Kaleidoscope Trust, The Commonwealth Equality Network & Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, this campaign is intended to provide the much-needed #CSE resources that the parents of our #LGBTQI young people desperately need. We intend to facilitate parents in understanding how to navigate their loved one’s queer experience, allowing them to greater increase and/or improve their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to fully support their…

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