Today, on #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance, we remember the lives of our brothers and sisters lost to transphobic violence. We remember and honour those who’ve been lost to hatred and prejudice as we remind ourselves of the challenges that transgender people continue to face every single day.
The trans experience is independent of sexual orientation; transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual or any part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Some may even consider conventional sexual orientation labels inapplicable to them. We…
The Alliance for Justice and Diversity is a social justice coalition of organisations led by Trinidad and Tobago’s LGBTI+ civil society organisations (CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice, Friends for Life, I Am One, The Silver Lining Foundation, Transgender Coalition of T&T, Women’s Caucus of T&T, and WOMANTRA). In addition to issues related to sexuality and gender identity, these organisations work together to prevent gender-based violence, strengthen school safety, improve policing, and champion protection against discrimination based on age, health conditions,…
Join us and a few of our friends over at GrenCHAP tomorrow for an insightful and important virtual discussion on mobilising our collective efforts to achieve the rights we deserve across the Caribbean.
Our very own Earl Edmund will sit on this panel and give our thoughts on why we must work together to achieve this goal.
Thursday, October 29th, 2020 / 6:30 pm via GrenCHAP‘s Facebook page
With the reopening of schools, albeit in a different mode of learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) takes this opportunity to extend best wishes to all students, parents, educators and education stakeholders for a successful new academic year.
Life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a challenge for a lot of educators, parents and children. Given the difficulties of the situation across the globe, authorities should definitely assess the educational, public health and socio-economic factors, in…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) joins the national community in mourning the passing of Leah Gordon.
Leah was a fierce soul, emboldened with a spirit and a deep-rooted commitment to furthering the empowerment of women and the LGBTQI+ community.
Leah was a dancer, a true artist and a powerful advocate, the epitome of the words “courageous”, “empowering” and “bold”. No words or emotion fully conveys the sadness and grief we all share over the loss of a genuinely dynamic soul.…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) is, once again, calling on all political candidates, party representatives and public officials to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, befitting to all our citizens. SLF makes this call in reference to the recent statement made on a political platform, calling on constituents to vote for a “real woman”, which we strongly condemn.
While SLF understands that our political landscape often lends itself to “picong” and colourful vocabulary by our politicians, we call on the…
In this live and interactive webcast we will be focusing on one’s mental health, the lived #LGBT+ experience and how we are building stronger relationships between #LGBTQI persons and their families 🏳️🌈👭.
Featuring guest panellist Dr Katija Khan (Clinical Psychologist),Mr Rian Merrick (MSc. Clinical Mental Health Counselor)Ms Kelly Mc Farlane (Clinical Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist)
0:00:00 Countdown0:00:15 Introduction0:00:35 Topics0:00:50 Discussion0:03:15 Safe Spaces0:06:20 Building Stronger Families0:16:40 Mental Health During Pride Month0:20:05 Adverse Experiences & Trauma0:24:55 Conversion Therapy0:28:55 Family Acceptance0:38:00 Lasting Ally Support0:41:15…
Written by: Scott Marchack (@thepsychtivist)
“To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.”
These were the last words written by Sarah Hegazi before taking her own life.
Middle Eastern laws that criminalise “sexual deviance” and “debauchery” together with Egyptian president Abdel Fatah Al-Sissi’s clampdown on free expression have been used to target and arrest queer persons. After her arrest for raising a pride flag at a concert in Cairo, Hegazi was allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted. She sought asylum in Canada, where her trauma reached its peak.
We were happy to work with The Cotton Tree Foundation (@thecottontreefoundation) on their youth empowerment project. The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) was asked to facilitate their last session on diversity and inclusion, to better equip young students with the necessary tools and education to foster respect, empathy and inclusivity among their peers. The British High Commission, Port of Spain (@ukincaribbean) continued its commitment to supporting the Anti-Bullying work that SLF had undertaken in 2019. These students were asked to produce…
Pride month is a time for queer celebration and visibility. Though it may have become synonymous with parades and festivals, we must not forget the origin of Pride: resistance. Pride is, at its core, an opportunity to remember the LGBTQ+ pioneers who came before us, and to continue their work fighting all forms of oppression.
Pride was born out of a need to resist the oppression that LGBTQ+ people faced. It was common for the New York Police Department (NYPD)…