The Trinidad and Tobago Pride Arts Committee (TTPAC) has released a calendar of events to celebrate Pride Month.
The TTPAC issued the following statement on Wednesday.
"This year’s Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) LGBT+ Pride celebrations will be held under the banner of the Trinidad and Tobago Pride Arts Festival and, for the first time in its history, encompass all the major celebrations of Pride Month in T&T. TT Pride will run from June 22 to July 29, 2018.
Jason Jones, the LGBTQI activist who in April won an historic challenge to clauses of T&T’s buggery laws, says he has received death threats in the face of comments he made about Archbishop Jason Gordon following a meeting of religious leaders on Monday which spoke out on the issues of gay marriage and changes to the Equal Opportunity Act.
The numbers of gays who have been thrown out of their parents’ homes and evicted from apartments have increased to eight in the last week. Two LGBTQI members were also reportedly fired in the wake of last Thursday’s major victory in the High Court after Justice Devindra Rampersad declared two clauses of the buggery legislation unconstitutional.
CariFLAGS (Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities), the LGBTI regional network is celebrating with its member organizations and regional partners, the Trinidad and Tobago High Court decision in Jason Jones vs Attorney General delivered last Thursday, April 12.
CariFLAGS says it joins voices with T&T groups in calling on the country’s political and religious leaders, including Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, to speak out to prevent violence and discrimination in the wake of the ruling.