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Pride 2018 – United4Love

Trinidad and Tobago's very first Pride celebration

Early Pride

For over two decades, brave and pioneering groups and individuals have celebrated LGBTI+ Pride in Trinidad & Tobago by hosting a series of related community events and productions. In 2018, once again a diverse cross-section of interested persons, NGOs, CBOs and other parties unified, only this time under the banner of “The Trinidad & Tobago Pride Arts Festival“.

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From June 22nd to July 29th 2018, engaging, entertaining and enlightening activities were hosted aiming to facilitate a genuine, mutually-beneficial unification of diverse sectors of the LGBT+ community whilst providing a forum for the positive representation of the LGBT+ community. Efforts were made to not only offer safe spaces for LGBT+ persons to support one another, but also to expand and build alliances with non-LGBT+ persons. In addition to this, there was also an effort made to generate revenues that would then be re-invested in the LGBT+ community.

The First Parade

After a month of diverse events, organized by community leaders and PrideTT affiliates, Trinidad and Tobago’s first pride culminated in a Pride Parade alongside a Pride Fair at Queen’s Park Savannah on July 28th, 2018. Hundreds paraded through the streets of Port-of-Spain to celebrate love and acceptance. TT Pride 2018 was an opportunity for the LGBT+ community and all its allies to “unite for love”, to celebrate the successes and recommit for the struggle that lies ahead.

The Chairman's Words

While members of the LGBT+ community still face discrimination, lack of access to fundamental rights, and hate, there is still much for them to be proud of. They continue to contribute to national development of our ‘rainbow nation’, as they have always done, not only in stereotypical roles as stylists, artisans, decorators and performers but indeed in all areas of society. Many have been awarded and recognized for their efforts at national and international levels.

TT Pride 2018 is an opportunity for the LGBT+ community and all our allies to “unite for love” – which is needed ever more in our nation today – to celebrate the successes and recommit for the struggle that lies ahead. The Festival Committee and the wider LGBT+ community must be commended for demonstrating the benefits that can redound from working together for positive change!

We call upon all of T&T to ‘stand with us’ side by side as we move Iere (land of the hummingbird) forward.

Media & Reports

See the media section for downloads, including the yearly report for insights.

Pride 2018's Events

Week 1 (June 4th to June 6th)

Monday June 4th

Film

Play The Devil

6:30 pm

Wednesday June 6th

Film

Play The Devil/Children of God

6:30 pm

Week 2 (from June 22nd)

Week 3 (June 24th to June 29th)

Sunday June 24th

Film

Visible

5:30 pm

Sunday June 24th

Games Night

Pride Games Night 2018

6:00 pm

Monday June 25th

Event

Eating Out Week!

All Day Event

Monday June 25th

Generation GAP

Generation G.A.P 2018

7:00 pm

Tuesday June 26th

Workshop

Write the Wrongs

All Day Event

Tuesday June 26th

Workshop

Silence No More

5:00 pm

Thursday June 28th

Trans

Trans Case at CCJ

9:00 am

Thursday June 28th

Trans

Trans Town Hall

5:00 pm

Friday June 29th

Event

Iere Gala Cocktail

7:00 pm

Week 4 (July 1st to July 7th)

Week 5 (July 8th to July 14th)

Week 6 (July 16th to July 21st)

Week 7 (July 22nd to July 28th)

Later events (September 26th to September 28th)

Later events (from October 1st)


PrideTT Members for 2018

RuD H

Co-chair

Terry-Ann Roy

Member

Gaynor De Gaye Foster

Member

Johannah-Rae Reyes

Member

Aaron P

Member

Fabrice Francois

Member

Michael Francis James

Member

Cherisse Lauren Berkeley

Member

Josh Ryan

Director

Jay Pierre-Smith

Member

Chivaughn C

Member

Kennedy Everett Maraj

Co-Chair


Pride 2018

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Credits: Gabrielle Punch

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