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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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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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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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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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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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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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