• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    N/A
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Trinidad and Tobago

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May 18, 2015–Aug 7, 2018
Legal
Became legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.
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Current status
(since May 18, 2015)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Most offenses are still in effect as per the 1986 law. However, the anal intercourse provision between minors have been removed.
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Nov 11, 1986–May 18, 2015
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Anal intercourse between two consenting male adults is punishable by twenty-five (25) years imprisonment.
Anal intercourse committed by a minor is punishable by five (5) years imprisonment.
Serious indecency between two adults of the same sex is punishable by five years imprisonment. ("An act of “serious indecency” is an act, other than
sexual intercourse (whether natural or unnatural), by a person
involving the use of the genital organ for the purpose of arousing
or gratifying sexual desire.")
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Until -0001
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
This law criminalises sexual touching of children unless the offender is close in age to the child. However, if the offender is of the same sex as the child regardless of age the offender is liable to life imprisonment. The law is not yet in effect but has passed in both houses of Parliament.
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Until Sep 11, 2013
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
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Same-sex marriage in Trinidad and Tobago

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Jan 1, 1924–Aug 1, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Legalization required by AICHR ruling. Homosexuality just became legal. Under AICHR 2018 Ruling.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1924)
Unrecognized
Current status
(since Jan 1, 1924)
Unrecognized

Right to change legal gender in Trinidad and Tobago

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Current status
(since Jul 29, 2015)
Legal, surgery not required
they don't want to be know as a sex change hospital.
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Same-sex adoption in Trinidad and Tobago

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Jun 13, 1947–Jul 7, 2018
Single only
Homosexuality got legalized in 2018. Legalization required by AICHR
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jun 13, 1947)
Single only
Spouses and single persons may adopt but the law does not recognise same-sex spouses and favours females as single adopters.
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LGBT discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago

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Jan 31, 2001–Jul 18, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Some discrimination protection under human rights institute mandate.
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Current status
(since Jan 31, 2001)
No protections
The act explicitly states that it "does not include sexual preference or orientation" as a status which may be the basis of discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago

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Jan 31, 2001–Jul 19, 2018
Ambiguous
Some discrimination protections through human rights institute for sexual orientation.
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Current status
(since Jan 31, 2001)
No protections
The Equal Opportunity Act covers employment discrimination and explicitly states that it "does not include sexual preference or orientation" as a protected status. Gender identity is not mentioned in the act.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago

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Current status
(since Jan 31, 2001)
No protections
Provision of housing is addressed by the Equal Opportunity Act which explicitly states that it "does not include sexual preference or orientation" as a protected status. Gender identity is not mentioned in the Act.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Trinidad and Tobago

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Current status
(since Jun 1, 1962)
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Trinidad and Tobago

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Current status
N/A
Sexual activity between members of the same sex is prohibited under the Sexual Offences Act.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Trinidad and Tobago

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Jan 1, 2017–Apr 13, 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
No Country in the Caribbean have donating blood bans in place.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Men who have had sex with another man are prohibited from blood donation and women who have had sex with a man who has had sex with another man are prohibited for one year from donation.
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Conversion therapy in Trinidad and Tobago

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Current status
Not banned
Not banned in this country.
Sources:
No
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