The passing of George Kazanjian

The passing of George Kazanjian


Today marks the 4th year anniversary of the passing of George Kazanjian. While the pain and sadness still lingers on in many of us, given the tragic circumstances surrounding his death, the Silver Lining Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to George’s family and friends during this difficult time. As we reflect today with sadness in our hearts on what might have been, we also look towards the infinite possibilities that the future holds through George’s legacy. The…

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T&T’s LGBTI NGO’s Pledge to work with Government


T&T’s LGBTI NGO’s Pledge to work with Rowley Government For Justice And Diversity Non-governmental groups who took to the airwaves during the recently concluded election to raise key policy and legislative concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) members of the national community today congratulate our new Prime Minister Keith Rowley, Attorney General Faris Al Rawi and the People’s National Movement on their election victory. Allies for Justice & Diversity pledges to join the new government in resuming…

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SLF Calls on Political Parties to End Political Homophobia


PORT OF SPAIN – The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) notes the rise of homophobic slurs and innuendos which has overwhelmed the general tone of the election race amongst all parties, candidates and their supporters. The Foundation is calling all parties and candidates contesting this year’s General Election and their supporters, to refrain from using discrimination as a cheap political plot against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community to garner political support and votes. Given the “no position”…

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Live with Pride – Art Contest


Calling all Graphic Designers! Get your creative work showcased for the world to see on an official SLF Pride T-Shirt! Submit your design to thesilverliningfoundation@gmail.com by August 7th, 2015. Your image must be in format .jpg or .pdf (at-least 300res). Show us how you LIVE WITH PRIDE!…

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Karaoke Live III


Live With Pride! The Silver Lining Foundation’s 3rd annual Karaoke fundraiser event is here! Are you ready to rock the mic and take the stage with PRIDE? Donations to this event go towards SLF’s future endeavors; to help make Trinidad and Tobago a safer and better place, to create an environment conducive to respect and self acceptance and to provide a support system for marginalized youth, conducive to a sustainable and healthy life. All karaoke participants after 9pm will be…

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Happy Pride, 2015!


Let’s get out the rainbow flags and go dancing in the streets. Pride month is a global celebration of the diversity, beauty and strength of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community but, what is the significance of this? Why do we celebrate? LGBT Pride; as a celebration, came about as a response to discrimination and victimization of the LGBT community by society. The attitudes towards people with different sexual orientations in earlier times were not so warm or welcoming,…

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Quality of Citizenship Jamaica


Quality of Citizenship Jamaica is dedicated to improving the quality of lives for lesbian, bisexual women, women who have sex with other women and trans* persons, by creating a safe space in which they can share emotional, social and other issues they are facing without fear or judgement and equipping them with knowledge and understanding to navigate the Jamaican society. Email: info@qcjm.org Phone: 876-317-2227 Website: http://qcjm.org…

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The Silver Lining Foundation


The Silver Lining Foundation The Silver Lining Foundation is a youth led Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) acting to serve the interests of the youths of Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean region, as a whole. The organization primarily acts as a guardian body for marginalized youths seeking to prevent suicide and discrimination. The focus, while on bullying and discrimination, is centred on youth with regards to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues and those of Gender Identity & Expression. The…

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A Safe Space – Minister’s Speech


“A SAFE SPACE” The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Minister of Public Administration Everyone, regardless of race, colour, creed, gender, nationality or sexual orientation needs a safe space. The history of humanity is one of struggle and inequity brought about by the inevitability of the strong preying on the weak, the powerful oppressing the powerless, and the rich grinding the poor into the dirt. From Genesis to Revelations, from Cain to Abel, violence is endemic in this human “hit” parade. Our passage…

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A Safe Space – Chairman’s Speech


Remarks by Jeremy Steffan Edwards, Chairman of The Silver Lining Foundation at the premiere of “A Safe Space”. The Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Minister of Public Administration and Member of Parliament for San Fernando West Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of The United States, Port-of-Spain, Ms. Margaret Diop and other members of the Diplomatic Corps. Our friends from the various supporting NGOs, Members and Friends of The Silver Lining Foundation, Members of the Media, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Good evening. It…

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