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Speech by Executive Director – Launch of 2019 Survey Report

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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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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Happy Pansexual Visibility Day!


Pan erasure can occur due to a lack of understanding, misconceptions, and/or the desire to enforce strict binaries (e.g., gay or straight). As a result of this, many pan-identifying folks may feel alienated both in heteronormative society and in queer spaces. But pan people are real, visible and here to stay.   Happy Pansexual Visibility Day 2021! ❤️💛💙…

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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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Talk Yuh Talk: LGBTI Policy Agenda 2.0


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,…

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GrenCHAP Diversity & Togetherness Panel


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 Tune in!…

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Statement – Re: Passing of Barry Ragoo


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…

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