In this PANCAP Blog, Human Rights Activist Terry-Ann Roy reflects on the ruling in the Jason Jones Case.  

Photography: Christian Nixon and Maria Nunes  

On April 12th, 2018, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago celebrated a landmark victory as the High Court of our country declared that sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act, which criminalized sex between consenting adults of the same sex and anal intercourse, was unconstitutional as it infringed on the rights to family and private life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT).

As a young activist who has been involved in work with the LGBT community as well as a member of PANCAP’s youth arm, it served as an inspiration to continue the work which has been started by so many great leaders who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that LGBT persons are afforded their equal place in society.