Five young people walked into a CAISO meeting, said they were allies, and were organizing this event: Pack the *#% house!!


“Rights? The Debate on Sexual Orientation” is a total event:
CONTROVERSIAL Debate, REAL Discussion, LIVE Entertainment, FREE Refreshments, GOOD Music, POSITIVE Vibez!!!

Conceptualized and organized by youth. Youth debaters, youth hosts, youth poets. Passion driven!!!…Where in Trinidad and Tobago has another event like this?

Hosted by the USC Debating Society, this event is aimed toward getting the youth of Trinidad to be educated, be challenged and share their views on the resolution:

Sexual Orientation is not enough to deny any individual his/her rights.

Come with your views. What do YOU think? Let’s look at the issues surrounding sexual orientation from ALL angles with respect and brotherhood at the foundation.

Sunday August 29 · 2:00pm – 8:00pm*
Malick Youth Facility
7th Avenue, Malick (2 minutes walk off Eastern Main Road)
Limited space · Dress code: Be yuhself · Age limit: 99 years old · Voluntary contribution: $10
* Debate 3:30-5:00pm • Discussion 5:45-7:00pm
Contact: Jean-Claude 686-8781, Brandon 790-5344, Brendon 472-2438

Author: CAISO Sex and Gender Justice

In late June 2009, on the eve of the fifteenth anuual celebration of Pride in Trinidad & Tobago, the Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs gave our community a big fat slap: We are not dealing with any issues relating to same-sex unions, homosexuality or sexual orientation in the National Gender Policy and Action Plan, she told the media. Two days later, a range of groups and leaders in Trinidad & Tobago had come together to form the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, to foster a forward-thinking, visionary and humane approach to sexual orientation and gender identity and full citizenship in our proud nation, one consistent with the title of our national development plan, "Vision 20/20".

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  1. thats sounds like a great event and i would have loved to have been there those young folks are a great bunch very strong intelligent,assertive, highly opinionated groupe who is not afraid of saying what they mean and meaning what they say, so sad i wont be here but good luck to them and hope to see more stuff like this happening in the future…

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