Monday 14 October, 2019

Rainbow flag raised at British High Commission

British High Commissioner Tim Stew raises the rainbow flag for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

British High Commissioner Tim Stew raises the rainbow flag for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) members and allies of the LGBT+ community in T&T came together for a celebration of love, colour and equality at the British High Commission in Port-of-Spain.

High Commissioner Tim Stew MBE was pleased to raise the Rainbow Flag in the presence of British High Commission staff, representatives of the German Embassy, the Australian High Commission, Hyatt Regency Trinidad and Global Shapers Port of Spain.

The GREAT letters were painted by British High Commission staff with support from the Silver Lining Foundation.

British High Commissioner, Tim Stew MBE said: Human rights are universal and should apply equally to all. Today, on IDAHOBIT, let us share the same dignity, respect & rights to the LGBT+ community as we do with others."

This year’s theme for IDAHOBIT ‘Justice & Protection For All’ emphasises a core objective of the UK’s human rights work – increased respect for equality, tolerance and non-discrimination for all members of society.

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