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Published: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

The LGBTQI community has received an outpouring of congratulatory messages from international agencies following yesterday’s favourable judgement against the buggery law.

Among some of the institutions which personally relayed congratulations to Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (Caiso) executive director Colin Robinson on Jason Jones victory at the High Court were Amnesty International, the European Union, Human Rights Campaign and Parliamentarians for Global Action.

“A number of international groups reached out to us before the judgement asking how they could help and to extend their solidarity with us,” Robinson said.

Both Parliamentarians for Global Action and Human Rights Campaign are based in the USA.

“We also heard from Amnesty International and European Union, who sent their heart felt congratulations.

“Caiso has received emails from several of our international allies. They have been engaging us for months. All the international groups are delighted that Trinidad and Tobago is recognising people’s rights. We also got congratulations from our colleagues in St Lucia, London and Jamaica,” he said.

On Wednesday, there was also a group of Trinbagonians rallying behind T&T’s LGBTQI community outside the Toronto consulate, Robinson said.

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