Activists go head-to-head with unaware Trinidad boosters

A look at a protest over Trinidad and Tobago’s homophobic travel policies…

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Trinidadian journalist (right) gets a lesson from  Maurice Tomlinson (left) during the Stand for Liberty on Aug. 28, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson) Journalist (right) gets a lesson from Maurice Tomlinson (left) during the Stand for Liberty on Aug. 28, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson)

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is one of only two countries in the Western Hemisphere that still legally bans the entry of homosexuals, and one of only 11 that continues to criminalize same-gender intimacy.

As the country prepares to celebrate its 53rd year of independence on Aug. 31 and prepares to select a new national government on Sept. 7, a group of Caribbean LGBTI activists and allies in Toronto decided to hold a Stand for Liberty on Aug. 28 in front of the country’s Consulate General to highlight those facts.

Trinidad's consul general, Dr. Vidhya Gyan Tota-Maharaj (right), pleads with the protesters at the Stand for Liberty on Aug. 28, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson) Trinidad’s consul general, Dr. Vidhya Gyan Tota-Maharaj (right), invited participants in the Stand for Liberty on Aug. 28, 2015, to abandon their protest and join the celebration inside. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson)

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