Jason Jones

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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –


Jason Jones is an LGBT human rights defender originally from Trinidad & Tobago, whose activism spans 3 decades. In 1996 he was on the board of the UK Lesbian & Gay immigration Group which won the right of abode in the UK for the overseas partner of an LGBT UK citizen. Jason and his then partner were one of 40 test cases at the Home Office which brought about this historic win for British LGBT people. On April 12 2018, Jason won a landmark legal challenge at the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago which decriminalised adult consensual same sex intimacy. This victory guarantees freedom for nearly 100,000 LGBT people! What Jason is doing for the LGBT community of Trinidad & Tobago will change not only how the community is perceived and treated on the island, but also cement their safety and right to love whomever they choose. It is through the work of trailblazers like Jason that real change is made.


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