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…
George Kazanjian was a bright, wonderful soul. Kind and caring, he had a smile that warmed the hearts of many. George, unfortunately, took his life eight years ago on this day. We take this opportunity to remember and celebrate George, also reflecting on how this bright and wonderful soul’s light was tragically an unfortunately snuffed out due to societal pressures and occurrences of the plague of bullying. George’s passing ignited a spark in us, a spark that has now become…
A loyal supporter wrote and submitted this piece to us. With his permission, we share the story of what Pride means to him, in his words. If you would like your story to be featured, please contact us via email.
WHAT PRIDE MEANS TO ME
Written by: Scott Marchack
Photos by: Cathy Bain
When I came out as gay, I’ll admit – it was difficult for me. My family, my school and my religion did not accept me…
We thank you for the support of our community screening ‘Boy Erased’ and the launch of our #ConvertHurt: Ending “Conversion Therapy” campaign. “Conversion Therapy,” sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Part of the campaign premiered the local biographical documentary of Jessica Joseph and her experience with this unique form of persecution. The documentary is funded by our partners at…