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“I’m currently working on ten asylum requests from LGTBI Trinidadians,” Jones said.
“Many have been expelled from their families.” The government itself has long sent out contradictory messages over LGBTI rights.
“Two years ago, she said the country wasn’t ready for same sex marriage.” Pointing to the importance of taking a stand, Jones said that after launching his case he had been contacted by three young men who had been considering suicide but regained hope for their future after seeing him in court.
As for the work of communal organisations, he continued, “I’m very disappointed with CAISO. Robinson also said that my lawsuit was useless, because it wouldn’t change people’s hearts and minds .” It is impossible to know how widespread discrimination is in Trinidad and Tobago as there are no statistics about hate crimes against LGTBI citizens.
In 2012 the then-prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar claimed that the Roman Catholic church was pressuring the Trinidadian government to maintain the sodomy law.
The archbishop of Port of Spain, Joseph Harris, denied this statement.
A portrait of Pope Francis is placed, like an amulet, under a security camera.
“Transphobia has never affected me,” she said, speaking in her salon decorated with images of Hindu gods, a jade Buddha and an image of Christ.Colin Robinson is executive director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO), one of the country’s leading LGTBI organisations.Robinson argued that legal changes were not fundamental to improving the status of LGBTI people on the islands.But in both 20, Trinidad and Tobago signed Organization of American States (OAS) resolutions calling for the prohibition of violence motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.Then, the following year, the Trinidadian cabinet approved a National Policy on Gender and Development, which reaffirmed the government's opposition to same-sex relationships and its refusal to consider same-sex marriage.