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United4Love | 2018

Following the success of Jason Jones in his case against the state, with love now decriminalised, there was a call for PRIDE celebrations. A group of activists from different backgrounds came together and began planning. The theme of United4Love was chosen due to an unprecedented show of community togetherness during the year of 2018. Trinidad and Tobago’s first PRIDE Parade was a testament to this as hundreds of people from everywhere in the nation paraded through the streets of Port-of-Spain to celebrate love and acceptance.

Early PRIDE

For over two decades, brave and pioneering groups and individuals have celebrated LGBTQIA+ 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“.

The First Parade

After a month of diverse events, organised by community leaders and PRIDE TT affiliates, Trinidad and Tobago’s first PRIDE culminated in a PRIDE Parade alongside a PRIDE Fair at Queen’s Park Savannah on July 28, 2018. Hundreds paraded through the streets of Port-of-Spain to celebrate love and acceptance. TT Pride 2018 was an opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ 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 recognised for their efforts at national and international levels.

Trinidad and Tobago’s PRIDE 2018 is an opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ 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.


Event Media

UPLOADS
Annual Report 2018
Logo 2018
Images 2018
Event Artwork 2018
Media Coverage 2018
Videos 2018

VIDEOS
TeleSUR’s coverage of Trinidad and Tobago’s pride parade
C News’ coverage of Trinidad and Tobago’s pride parade
omgtvtt’s interview with Sohan Badall – Living as an openly LBGT person in Trinidad and Tobago
The Island Alien’s upload of the pride parade
Mizz Jinnay’s Launch of PrideTT 2018
PrideTT Chairman’s Remarks for PrideTT 2018 Fair
CNC3’s Coverage
Express Coverage
Sisterhood Episode 9 – Meet Our LGBT Community
Live Deliberately – Raymond Choo Kong’s closing comments at the 1st Generation G.A.P.
Generation G.A.P 2018 – Opening Remarks

FIERCE 2018 – The Fashion Experience

09:30 - 10:00 Multilocation

Pride Flag Raising

5 Locations: Fort George | Calvary Hill Narsaloo Ramaya Road (Divali Nagar Road) Mt St Benedict | San Fernando Hill Signal Hill Tobago

17:30 - 19:30

Movie Night

In Partnership with The UWI Film Program and Campbell X

21:00 Studio Lounge

Games Night

Eating Out

Restaurant Week Monday 25th June - Sunday 1st July Drink New Organic Buzo

19:00 - 22:00 Glencoe

Generation G.A.P

Panel Discussion with Raymond Choo Kong | Faye Ferdinand | Jacquelyn - Ann Fields | Kim | Anthony Medina | Meiling Eswick Padmore | Cyrus Sylvester

17:00 - 20:00 U.W.I - Institute of Gender Development Studies

Silence No More

Understanding how gender ideals, sexuality and its relations to child sexual abuse and its implications for HIV. Facilitator - Marcus Kissoon

18:00 - 20:00 Caiso House

Sex Healing

A sex positive approach to healing facilitator - Pati Garcia

  • Date : 29 June 2018 - 29 July 2018
  • Time : 00:00 - 23:59 (America/Port_of_Spain)
  • Venue : Port Of Spain

Registration Deadline Expired!!