Trinidadian LGBT activists reflects on country’s landmark ruling • Caribbean Life


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Last month in a landmark decision, Trinidad and Tobago’s highest court ruled that buggery laws are a violation of constitutional rights. The historic move is a step towards victory for the island nation’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community — which face sexuality-based discrimination and anti-gay sentiment. The surprising judgement was also celebrated among Caribbean-Americans in the LGBT community, who saw the ruling as a sign of progress and the first step in many to come, said the executive director of a Queens-based gay rights organization.

“My immediate reaction was tears of joy,” said Mohamed Amin of the Caribbean Equality Project. “I felt a sense of pride, a sense of accomplishment, and…

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