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LGBT Rights in Port of Spain municipality

The laws displayed for Port of Spain are the same as Trinidad and Tobago.
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Port of Spain

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Homosexual activity in Port of Spain is legal.

Current status
Since May 18, 2015
Legal
Became legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.
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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 May 17, 2015
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Most offenses still in effect as per the 1986 law. However, the anal intercourse provision have been removed.
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Until Sep 11, 2013
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
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Same-sex marriage in Port of Spain

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Same-sex marriage in Port of Spain is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1924
Unrecognized

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Port of Spain

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Port of Spain is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Trinidad and Tobago, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Port of Spain

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Right to change legal gender in Port of Spain is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Not currently legal.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Port of Spain

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Port of Spain is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No way to change legal gender, including to non-binary.
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LGBT discrimination in Port of Spain

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LGBT discrimination in Port of Spain is no protections.

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 Port of Spain

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LGBT employment discrimination in Port of Spain is no protections.

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 Port of Spain

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LGBT housing discrimination in Port of Spain is no protections.

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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Same-sex adoption in Port of Spain

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Same-sex adoption in Port of Spain is single only.

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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Jun 13, 1947–Sep 7, 2018
Single only
Homosexuality got legalized in 2018. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Port of Spain

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Serving openly in military in Port of Spain is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 1, 1962
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Port of Spain

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Blood donations by MSMs in Port of Spain is banned (indefinite deferral).

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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Jan 1, 2017–Sep 19, 2018
Legal
Not banned as far as I know.
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Conversion therapy in Port of Spain

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Conversion therapy in Port of Spain is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Port of Spain

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Equal age of consent in Port of Spain is equal.

Current status
Since Apr 12, 2018
Equal
Since decriminalization of homosexuality in 2018, the age of consent has been equal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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