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…
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
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Barry Ragoo of Chagauans, who is being laid to rest today, December 12th, after tragically taking his own life.
Barry, a devout Hindu, was full of life. His friends describe him as “always smiling”. He had a bright future ahead of him; now, we grieve the loss of this gifted young man with his peers, friends and family.
There is no single cause for suicide; persons who…
Monday October 7, 2019 is designated as World Day of Bullying Prevention or #BlueShirtDay. On this day, students, teachers, staff and all other allies are encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness of the need for action to end bullying in our schools.
In 2018, The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) launched the 2016 Trinidad and Tobago School Climate Survey Report on Bullying and Gender-Based Violence in secondary schools across Trinidad and Tobago. This study was the first…
Members of the LGBT+ Community of Trinidad & Tobago and their friends came out on Sunday to clean Woodford Square, Port of Spain, at the same time that members of T&T Cause were assembling to begin their rally against decriminalization of the buggery law.
This latest public mobilization activity of the LGBT+ Community aimed to place a spotlight on real issues facing our nation – such as rampant littering and its impact on the environment – which is a clear…
One day following the commemorations of National Coming Out Day, we pause to reflect on the tragic passing of Laramie, Wyoming teen, Matthew Shepard, who left us on this day – nineteen years ago.
(A basket of flowers hangs from the fence where Matthew Shepard was left to die. Photo: Steve Liss/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
It is no secret that Matthew’s story could very well have been any one of ours. As LGBTQIA youths in Trinidad and…
Today, we celebrate Bisexual Visibility Day.
First observed in 1999, September 23rd has since been marked around the world as a day of celebration for bisexual visibility and pride. It was the brainchild of Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur, three United States bisexual rights activists. People individually and collectively celebrate bisexual pride and awareness in many ways, including parties, flag-flying, workshops, film screenings and social cyber events.
Bisexual men and women still continue to face stigmatization, prejudice…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Smith family on the passing of their beloved son, Johnathan Smith. There are no words or emotion that fully conveys the sadness and grief we share over the loss of someone whom we treasured as a loyal ally, fervent supporter and amazing friend.
Photo: Johnathan Smith
We first met Johnathan two years ago when he approached us to contribute one of his…
June is celebrated widely as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) pride month, a month dedicated to bringing the community together and celebrate their achievements, re-energising our efforts for future change. It is the act of a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards the LGBTQ community and works to promote positive self-affirmation for LGBTQ people, increase visibility and celebrate sexual diversity and gender expression.
We know that when one identifies as LGBTQ, we often automatically become a target.…