Generation Change

Homophobia and How I Became an Ally


The definition of “gay” was multitudinous during my later secondary school years attending an all-girls’ school. If you were friends with the same person for too long, you were gay. If you hugged for too long, you were gay. If you complimented your friend, they would immediately blush and declare you to be gay. If you liked a boy from the nearby boys’ school, you were gay, and they were all gay, too. Slowly, the definition grew from being slang,…

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Buddies Over Bullies


Happy Bullying Prevention Month! This month is particularly important for the Silver Lining Foundation as it reminds us of the genesis of the foundation – to serve as a guardian body for marginalized youth who are or have been victims of bullying, seeking to prevent suicide and discrimination. While our primary focus is centered on youth under the framework of sexual diversity and gender identity and expression, we are charged with tackling bullying and discrimination as a general notion. Bullying…

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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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Mom, Dad – I’m Gay!


A Parent’s Guide to Understanding & Acceptance. How do you think you would react if your child came to you and said, “Mom, Dad, I think I’m gay”? Most parents would be horrified. They assume that their children are heterosexual. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are many young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) and there are those who question whether they are or not. No matter what their age, many people are afraid their parents…

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MESH


What MESH stands for? Meeting Emotional and Social Needs Holistically Who we are? We are a human rights organization with special focus on LGBT . Presently, we are not registered and are working on registration. We have received training from AIDSFree World in human rights violation and documentation with a small grant from CVC in 2011. The organization have since benefitted from other HR and sensitization trainings from United and Strong Inc. in St.Lucia…

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Foundation Double Positive


Foundation Double Positive was established on February 2nd 2009, as an initiative of Mrs. Ethel Pengel. The main activity of the foundation is offering psycho-social care, support and counseling to women and young girls who are living with AIDS or are infected with HIV. The care is being done by buddies, peer-counselors and social workers. Women in Suriname who have AIDS or are infected with HIV have a hard time. Still many are rejected by their families or lose their…

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Women Against Rape


Women Against Rape Inc.(W.A.R.) is a Non Governmental organisation established in 2008 to develop gender transformative mechanisms that would contribute favorably to sustainable development. Our work is framed in the context of gender & health, using the definition of health as coined by the World Health organisation (WHO) ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. The social determinants of health are the conditions in which we are…

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Artistes in Direct Support


Artistes in Direct Support As a non-governmental organization, Artistes in Direct Support, established in 1992, it comprises staff and volunteers of different ages and experiences, who use their talents in music, drama and dance and peer education to promote HIV/AIDS/STI Education through the Arts, Peer Education, Awareness Outreaches, Support Groups and various trainings. AIDS has been working with the Most at Risk Population (MSM and CSW) Over this time, we have specialized in community mobilization, capacity building, counseling and testing,…

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SASOD Guyana


Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination What is SASOD? The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is a human rights organisation and movement dedicated to achieving equality and justice for all Guyanese, especially those suffering discrimination based on their sexuality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. SASOD was formed in 2003 by young people as a progressive, student response to the public debates about including “sexual orientation” as grounds for discrimination in the Guyana constitution. SASOD’s programmatic work is…

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